Fri, 03 Sep 2004 13:24:08 PDT
Being concerned about secondary pooisoning, I am very careful about what I 
use.  I was using Sluggo.  It says right on the bag that it is safe.  Read the 
fine print, it is only safe if scattered very very sparsley.  Most people who 
have a problem pour it on heavy and do not bother to read the fine print.
I have chickens, 3 very large chickens pecked through a sealed bag and ate 
sluggo.  Of course they shouldn't have been eating it, The Sluggo people tell me 
"well,they shouldn't have been eating it.  They couldn't have eaten more than 
1/4 to 1/2 cup each when I noticed them.  They all bloated up horribly, one 
died the next day, the 2nd, the next week and the 3rd stayed bloated up and 
suffering for 4 weeks before dying.  I kept thinking I could save her and was 
trying.  So I wonder just how many Sluggo pellets a lizard or small bird would 
have to eat before it killed them.  I no longer put it out where birds can get 
to it.  I no longer consider it safe around small pets or small  humans either. 
Carolyn in Los Gatos, CA

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