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Sorry if i seemed harsh .. I didnt mean to ... thing that might help if you can get yoru gran

out,

go to a vet with her, and before you go ... a chat ... It should cost you nothing if thevet

has

any decency, he/she will tell you and yoru gran about ... off the phone with my local ver here and hereally

said

EVERYONE nearby is happy, but may have trouble remembering what happened later...
But who is supplying the MONGO chocolate chip COOKIES???

Jan Owen
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Mental? I wonder what happens if Gran smokes cannabis?

EVERYONE nearby is happy, but may have trouble remembering what happened later... But who is supplying the MONGO chocolate chip COOKIES???

Alice B?
Yeah, that's right, just forget about that whole, silly, 'you might get lung cancer' thing, who cares if THAT happens!
That certainly wouldn't be a risk to Jimmy's health.
Yeah, that's right, just forget about that whole, silly, 'you might get lung cancer' thing, who cares if THAT happens! That certainly wouldn't be a risk to Jimmy's health.

That really is a great point. Sometimes we'll do things for others we love that we would never do for ourselves. Perhaps one could appeal to Grandma's love for Jimmy in terms of his potential loss of her. Who could love and care for him better than she, at least in her eyes. Chances of it working are slim to none but she already knows the real risks which haven't altered her approach to her addiction.
Joanne
Yeah, that's right, just forget about that whole, silly, 'you ... happens! That certainly wouldn't be a risk to Jimmy's health.

That really is a great point. Sometimes we'll do things for others welove that we would never do for ourselves. ... working are slim to none but she already knows the real risks which haven'taltered her approach to her addiction. Joanne

Some elderly people couldn't afford much heating, and tried to economise to the point of danger.
Somebody had the bright idea of giving them a budgie, and told them the room must be kept at a certain temperature for the budgie's health. That worked. I think it was in Britain.
Geopelia
The funny thing is that budgies don't really mind the cold at all. They don't like draughts and they don't like sudden temperature changes but they're well-insulated for living in a cold room day by day - mine are fine in their outdoor aviary in the middle of winter - they eat loads, fluff up and huddle together.
I'm asking this in an attempt to dissuade my grandmother from smoking her cigarettes in the same room as her ... nice to me... Emotion: smile Aside from living with a smoker, Jimmy seems like a really happy, well-adjusted and playful bird.

I'm really late into the game, so I won't reiterate what many others have already posted. What you could do for Jimmy (and your grandmother) is buy a Hepa Airfilter. This will help reduce the amount of second-hand smoke in the house, especially if it is placed near the bird's play perch (where bird and smoker are usually in the same room) or beside the bird's cage. Or both. I use one in my birdroom because my mother has an allergy to birds, and I have four cockatiels. It really helps Mom, takes all that powder-down right out of the air, and I'm sure it is good for the birds as well. They're a bit spendy, but worth every cent.
Also, suggest to your grandmother that it is a good idea to wash her hands before handling Jimmy. Tobacco can stain a bird's feathers (which might not be noticeable on a hyacinth) and irritate their skin enough to cause plucking.
That, and regular mist-baths or showers will help to remove the smoke from his feathers.
Gloria