Susan Hayek
Fri, 03 Sep 2004 13:31:13 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

**Thanks, Carolyn, good to know. I scatter it sparsely and the birds 
probably don't get to it, because the dogs love to chase the birds.

As I said. We haven't achieved a balance yet.

Leon is using the copper tape where he can. I don't know if it works, 
but it's pretty.

susan, who is.....
owned by Jasper & Schubert the Standard Poodles, Gracie the 
Rhodesian, Pup-Quiz the Basenji and their Basenji brother, Jones.... 
on the North Coast of CA, USA, copyright 2004

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