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    Is It Safe For a Bird To Fly Around The House?

    ArticleBird AdviceMonday 28 February 2011
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    Is it safe to allow your pet bird to fly around your home? Many birds of breeds are happiest when they are allowed time out of their cage. Read on to find out how you can bird-proof your home.

     Make sure all mirrors and reflective windows are closed up. Birds often mistake mirrors for open space and can fly into them, injuring themselves badly.

      Try and hide electrical wires, placing them as far as possible behind furniture. Some exposed wires or cables can be covered in plastic tubing available at many shops.

     Air quality must be high in the house as birds are very sensitive to respiratory diseases.

     Get rid of any plants that could be poisonous for birds – such as amaryllis, avocado plants, azaleas, Christmas treses, chrysanthemum, holly, lilies, and tulips.

     Finally, it sounds silly, but you should try and prevent potential drowning. Birds can sometimes fly into baths, open toilets or the kitchen sink if it is full of water.

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