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Holiday safety, be careful

Discussion in 'Herp Health' started by beardiedragon, Dec 16, 2004.

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  1. beardiedragon

    beardiedragon Elite Member

    With the holidays fast approaching and decorating coming, I wanted to repost some holiday ig-rules and reptile rules. If you have ferrets, multiply the danger by 20.

    1. Blinking lights can cause seizures in fish and reptiles, please do not use them around these creatures.

    2. The silver foil icicles look tasty to igs. They are deadly, as they will loop the intestines and cause tissue necrosis.

    3. Poinsettias, holly, mistletoe--poisonous.

    4. evergreens--hard to digest and can cause internal ruptures.

    5. spray snow--can cause blockage

    6. trees--use common sense. secure properly. Expect them to fall. Unplug lights when you are not supervising the igs.

    7. cedar trees--bad news for allergies and for igs

    8. Vacuum under real trees daily to keep the needles off the floor (and out of the ig!)

    9. toy trains--torture the cats and dogs with them. Igs like to poop on the moving parts, so forget about torturing igs with them! You can also use them to drive unwanted relatives out of the house due to the smoke and noise...

    10. Decorations in general. Igs will taste everything!

    11. fiberglass "snow"--if ingested, will cause internal bleeding and likely death! This is because it is glass and very sharp internally

    Got ferrets? Nail your tree to the ceiling. You're likely to have no decorations left anyway, so might as well be weird

    Special thanks to Gail Elsey for these wonderful tips and for her dedication to our scaley friends

    Exotic Pet Rescue, Rehab and Placement, a 501c(3) charity
    Iguana Care and Web Organization
    "Help the Helpless"

  2. MoLdYpOtAtOe

    MoLdYpOtAtOe Elite Member

    Not to mention birds are affected pretty much the same way. Especially the lights.
  3. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    Thanks for the reminders!! Great tips... some of which I didn't know.
    I'm going to print this out, laminate it and keep it with my Xmas decorations so I can be reminded about it every year -- you never know when an IG might move into my life! :)
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