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Is my well water okay for my birds?

Paoputrees

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I keep remembering different things I need to check in my home before birdies come here tomorrow!

We tested our well water a few weeks ago and its healthy, except for slightly elevated sodium levels (44.1 mg/L) according to the guide we were given from public health, for humans with heart problems that need a sodium restricted diet you should speak to your doc before drinking water with more than 20 mg/L, but otherwise is safe and can’t even be detected as a salty taste until at 200mg/L.

otherwise we have high calcium in our water which is great (105mg/L)! And also a bit of magnesium.

our water is very hard but there’s no detectable flavour to it. Do you think this water is safe to give to my birds or should I get some bottled water until we can get some kind of filter for it?

thanks!


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Generally speaking if the water is safe for you, it's safe for your birds. I would consult with your vet regarding the sodium though as that I'm not sure on
 

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Alrighty :) I called them an the receptionist suggested using bottled water until I can get an appointment with the vet because she didn’t know (won’t be for a few months unfortunately).

To put this into perspective if a cockatiel drinks a teaspoon of water a day this would be 0.2205mg of sodium a day. I’m not sure if that’s too much but I think I’ll use bottled water for the most part for now just in case
 

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Yeah I'm not sure what the acceptable limits are for birds either, so I'd probably use bottled also just to be safe :)
 
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