Fireworks and Pets...

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  1. B_Think_Kink

    B_Think_Kink New Member

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    So my neighbors are throwing an early Canada day celebration and my bird heard one of the bangs and fell off the top perch. Any ideas for calming her?
     
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    Ummmm... I heard putting a blanket over the cage is supposed to put them to sleep or something.... try that?
     
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    play music quite loudly so the bangs blend in with it, play a game with her, feed her stuff, not sure any of these work with birds but they did with my dogs - and don't let her feel you're worried about the effect the bangs will have on her, they pick up on your anxiety
     
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    The 1812 Overture perhaps. :)

    The covering up may work better, dunno never owned a bird. Hope she's ok though.
     
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    i dunno you can't give her a tranquelizer like you can with a dog, that's what the vet gave us because on of my dogs that i had would go spastic when he heard fireworks
     
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    Well, if she's not in her cage, then hold her on your arm & nuzzle her for a minute or two.
    If she's in a cage then move it to a room with adequate ventilation & very few windows & not so directly towards the noise until it dies down.
    Either rate, let her know she's not alone.
     
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    I was going to post a smart assed comment about frogs and firecrackers,
    but I thought better.

    I'd just crank up your stereo with some nice heavy metal. :wink:
     
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    Mabee just re-assure her that its just fireworks, and she is ok. Whatever soothing words/music works for her, and like the other folks say, keep her near your side, so she gets de-sensitized from it.

    My husky gets a kick out of rockets.
    He jumps around when they go off, and is so interested. He wants to catch them as they go up.
    The bigger shells he doesn't care for until he watches them launch.

    Our german shephard was freaked by them. she didnt want anything to do with the 4th of july. we just left her in the house, and let her watch from the bedroom where she felt safe, and comfortable.

    Overall, its a good idea to keep pets away from a fireworks launch area.
    You never know when or if they will run after a lighted pyro stick thinking "I GOT IT"

    We shoot the big stuff here, (3" and up shells) and a pet is the last thing you want to be tripping over after lighting a shell.

    Since were on the topic, I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July. Above all else, think safety.
    (No more drunk stoopers from Corey shooting roman candles from his crotch, and bottle rockets out from his hands)

    C
     
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