Lead Bell clappers

by Lori
(Texas)

I just read the story about Henry the conure getting lead poisioning. My question is how do you know if the bell clapper is made from lead? It was in the bird toy section but aparantly so was Henrys toy. My birds love their bells. I hate to take them away but now I'm worried.

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Nov 28, 2008
Lead in bird toys
by: The Vet

The best way is to purchase a home lead test kit. You can get it at Home Depot and other large Home Improvement centers. They are inexpensive and have several tests in them. You simply rub a swab on the item and drop some liquid on the swab, if it changes color, then it is positive.

Dr B

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