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Bird product KILLED my bird

Our wonderful happy and healthy lovebird, Bella, died today from a bird wash/shampoo.

Bird Bath Spray
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We read the instructions and followed it to the tee immediately after spraying it on her we could tell that she wasn't acting normal so we quickly rinsed it off of her...it only took five minutes for Bella to die belly up on the bottom of her cage. There was no warning or notice on the bottle.
There is nothing we could have done to stop the reaction.

We called the company and they going to preform an autopsy on her to check if she breathed it into her lungs or if she had a severe allergic reaction.

Don't risk killing your bird, don't buy this product...The product had a picture of a lovebird on it and it killed ours...Just because a product is for birds doesn't mean it won't kill your bird, be absolutely sure it is safe before using a product.

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Oh no... I'm so so sorry for your loss, how horrible for you and your bird... little one. Sometimes, you just can't tell... petsafe does NOT really mean safe for all pets, it's so sad how things get labeled that way sometimes. Thank you so much for sharing with us... though you lost your little one, sharing your story can save the lives of others. I hope the autopsy will give you some answers. I am glad to hear the company is investigating into it, it means they are taking some accountability, that rarely happens anymore



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I'm so sorry for your loss what an absolute shame! Let us know ASAP the results!

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Really sorry to hear Birdtricks have actually posted a blog about 'bird shampoo'

http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/parrot-shampoo/

A lot of products are just there to make you feel like it's needed We all fall for it some time or another.
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Oh my goodness I'm so sorry for your loss!
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I'm so very sorry for your loss <3


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im sorry for your loss


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im sorry for your loss , poor birdy

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I'm glad the company are prepared to look into it.
Rip poor little one, fly free.
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How sad! I'm so sorry that happened to your poor bird! I refuse to use anything other than plain old water for baths because stuff like this happens..

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Our wonderful happy and healthy lovebird, Bella, died today from a bird wash/shampoo.

Bird Bath Spray
by
Four Paws


We read the instructions and followed it to the tee immediately after spraying it on her we could tell that she wasn't acting normal so we quickly rinsed it off of her...it only took five minutes for Bella to die belly up on the bottom of her cage. There was no warning or notice on the bottle.
There is nothing we could have done to stop the reaction.

We called the company and they going to preform an autopsy on her to check if she breathed it into her lungs or if she had a severe allergic reaction.

Don't risk killing your bird, don't buy this product...The product had a picture of a lovebird on it and it killed ours...Just because a product is for birds doesn't mean it won't kill your bird, be absolutely sure it is safe before using a product.

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I am so very sorry that this has happened. How horrible to have to witness this with your loved one. When you thought you were doing right.
My deepest sympathies to you.


A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.
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The Four Paws company's avian veterinarian contacted a qualified university to preform the necropsy/autopsy on Bella so that the results are purely based on what they found not bias. They haven't contacted us accept to ask us a couple more questions such as if we had any other birds in the house, which we do. (only a female Solomon Island Eclectus parrot)
I couldn't imagine what else could have killed her so suddenly...The bird showed symptomes immediately after spraying it on her and one of my family members even told me that they thought it was going to die even before she did... I noticed how strange the bird was acting but I just couldn't believe that they could sell something that could actually kill our bird...but now I am much more suspicious of products in general.
When we bought Bella they said she was 6 months old and we keep her for 10 weeks (we bought this spray from the same pet store we bought Bella) until she died february 14th. The Four Paws company isn't manufacturing this product any longer and is waiting for the autopsy results. I will update you guys on the findings as soon as I get the call.
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Wow - I'm very impressed they're taking such direct action to find out exactly what caused this tragedy. The fact that they're not manufacturing the product until they're sure it's safe is very impressive to me... most companies would look into it, but not stop production. I hope you're able to get results and answers soon so you can get some resolution



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That sounds like some great well-meaning company to remove the product from the shelves.

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I'm so sorry to hear this....




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