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Posted 4/16/2012 4:31:07 PM
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I'm interested in taking up acrylic painting, but I have a Senegal parrot, and I don't know if it would be safe for him. I think some of the paints have cadmium, which I read might be an issue. I would be several feet from him when painting, but we'd be in the same room (ideally; I don't want to leave him alone while I'm in another room painting). Thanks for any help.

Jen aka "SassyDevil"
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Posted 4/17/2012 7:14:38 PM


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This is what contact calls are for. You and your bird can stay in communication while you work in a separate room. Talking between rooms is how my first macaw learned to speak. Birds die too easily for you to take a chance on the chemistry of your paint. Miners use to take canaries into mines to alert them to dangerous gases. The bird usually died as part of the process.

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Posted 4/18/2012 9:59:20 AM


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My bird room is my bedroom and art studio.:) I've been painting with full based and water based acrylic for a year and all of my birds are still alive. I think Cinnyluver also paints in her bird room.:) But DO NOT paint with oil paints with birds in the room.

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Posted 4/18/2012 1:42:14 PM
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Thank you both! I would never do anything to hurt my bird (really, he's my boyfriend's bird, but he's MY baby!), so I appreciate the responses. Yes, I've known they used to do that with canaries. Horrible, but true.

My boyfriend doesn't want me to paint in the same room with Loki, and I called Loki's vet, whose receptionist told me acrylic paints are toxic to use in the same room as him, so I'll keep my painting to my bedroom and chat with him when I'm in here, but make sure to spend plenty of time with him when I'm not. :)


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