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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
Satisfied Customers: 26862
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My budgie got free and ended up in toilet with blue water.

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My budgie got free and ended up in toilet with blue water. He was in it for only a minute and I rinsed him off and put him back in cage. He seems okay but is there anything else I should do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Feathers. 4
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Feathers?
Customer: He's a very healthy bird otherwise
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Rinsing him and drying him throughly followed by heating up his environment to 85F with a 100W bulb shined into his partially covered cage or by taping a heating pad to the sides of his cage should suffice. These products rely on organic compounds that release halogen bleach into the water. They're considered relatively non-toxic although I must admit that there are no studies involving this product and birds; hence, rinsing and drying Feathers thoroughly. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.