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Could of lost ALL my birds tonight!

Our co2 monitor went off tonight, called the fire depth and they came out to check on us... Their co2 monitor went off as soon as they walked in the door! It was high enough that they made us go outside after opening a bunch of windows, but I couldn't evacuate my 8 small parrots cuz it is soooo cold outside! The fireman felt so bad about leaving the birds in the house but he put a fan in the window to give them fresh air... Thankfully everyone seems ok.
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Omg. I am so glad you were home and everyone is ok. Do they know what caused it? How scary.

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Your alarm must be really sensitive to the smallest amount. I imagine it wouldn't take much to upset the birds so thank God.

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The downstairs neighbour was home a while before and left his car running in the attached garage for 25 minutes!! Even with the door open that was stupid! He's very lucky I didn't lose any birds!
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I'd be going downstairs and giving him a piece of my mind! I bet that was extremely traumatic Good job everybody is okay

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Thanks Daisy... The landlord was calling him when he left our place... He said to me
" he WONT be doing THAT again!! "
I told the landlord that if any of my birds had of died he would of been looking for a new tenant... Cuz I woulda killed him!....lol. The downstairs guy is a nice fella... Just turns out he's not very smart! It's just a common sence thing... You don't run your car in a garage for 25 minutes... Espessially an attached garage! Even with the door open! Just checked on all my birds a few minutes ago (7:00 am here) and they are all tucked in sleeping still ( that's normal ) so I'm happy! I will be keeping a close eye on them all over the next few days... Poor Rudy FREAKED when a fireman walked by her cage to check the furnace duct for co2... He apologized to her for scaring her... He told me I had to leave the house and I said but what about my birds!! He told me I'm sorry about the birds... Do you have a fan the we can put by the door to bring in fresh air for them... So we gave him a fan and he did his best for the birds but made hubby and I go out until the co2 levels dropped. If it was summer I woulda just put them out on the front deck. But it was -2F here last night and I would of done more harm to them by taking them outside... That was a very difficult desicion to make.
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Omg, it sounds horrible. I am so sorry and so incredibly relieved.

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Thank you 4thebirds!! I am a bit paranoid now everytime I walk by bird cages I am scanning the bottom of the cage for a body... so far so good!!
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I told my husband that we need to get one of those detectors after reading this. We will be installing it in the next couple of weeks.
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Thats fantastic... I think everyone should have one... we never would of known if not for the detector... no one felt ill and there is no odor... if we had not of acted the co2 levels would of just kept rising for a few more hours and we would of gone to bed without knowing! Even if we had not been affected I shudder to think of waking up to dead birds and not knowing why.
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Thank God that your family and birds are alright.
That was a very dangerous situation.

If that happened to me this neighbor would be my enemy for the rest of my life.
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Thank you 4thebirds!! I am a bit paranoid now everytime I walk by bird cages I am scanning the bottom of the cage for a body... so far so good!!
It saddens me to think you had to go through all that, but at least everyone came through it all OK, which is the main thing.

I hope your neighbour got the message and puts his brain into gear more often now.

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Thanks Karen and John! I am sure the neighbour got the message loud and clear from the land lord (who also happens to be our bro-in-law) He was quite upset over it all! The thing is he is a nice guy... hes quiet and respectful.. hes 100% improvement over the last neighbours we had... just turns out he has no common sense...lol He did have the garage door open but the ceiling in the garage is so high that all the fumes gathered there and then bled into the house. I have no hard feelings towards him, however if any of my birds had of gotten sick or died over this I am sure I would have a much different attitude about him! Everyone needs and should have a co2 detector... it can save your life!
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Thank god everyone is okay! I can imagine you were terrified!




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Thank you Abby... I wasn't worried for me...lol just my birdies!
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I told my husband that we need to get one of those detectors after reading this. We will be installing it in the next couple of weeks.

The plug in ones cost about $50 and they offer instant protection, especially at this time of year when all the windows are closed.

ParrotletsRocks, thank goodness about your birds, but also about YOU. CO is very dangerous and WHOLE FAMILIES have been killed by this gas. My friend had hers go off....it turned out that the snow was blocking some exhaust and the gas built up in the house, and she has young children!!!

It really is very important to have a CO detector!

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wow this is so scary! glad everyone is ok
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Thank you Abby... I wasn't worried for me...lol just my birdies!

I know. I meant terrified for your birds.




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OMG what a horror story. Sooo good to hear everyone is ok. We can never be too safe.

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Thank you everyone for your concern and kind words.. so far so good... all birds are acting normal and hubby and I feel fine. Neighbor has been duely chastised (by bro-in-law/landlord) and I think will NEVER do that again... he would of felt terrible if anything had of happened to us... and would of been dead if anything happened to my birds...lol
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