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Does wifi affect birds?

Postby DustyTheGrey » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:29 pm

Hi there,

I just want to find out your thoughts on how/if wifi can affect parrots.
Has anyone come across compelling research?
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Wolf » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:28 pm

This is the only thing that I have found concerning this subject so far
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/900299/
I hope this helps.
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Harpmaker » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:18 pm

It does not surprise me that birds are sensitive to wireless and/or cell phone radiation. I have a friend who is sensitive as well. We worked together at a NASA center, which has excellent wifi and good cell phone reception. She would sit at one end of the conference room to be as far as possible from cell phones and laptops to minimize her exposure, because they gave her migraine headaches.
We did have a lot of birds, with everything from hummingbirds to raptors nesting on the buildings. Maybe not all birds are sensitive?
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Pajarita » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:50 am

Or maybe there was something that prevented the waves to reach there (see how the canary got better when they 'insulated' his cage?)
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Harpmaker » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:43 pm

Maybe, but we got wifi and cell phone signals between buildings. On nice days people would take their laptops outside to work.

Still, wifi is fairly recent. Maybe the birds were nesting in their old spots from habit, and the next generation will move away.
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Wolf » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:00 pm

But to where? Where can they go to not be bombarded with these signals?
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby marie83 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:09 pm

It wouldn't surprise me, I've head of people who have to live in caravans completely away from all electricals, they still don't know if mobile phones are safe, people had doubts about microwaves for years until convenience overrode that fear.

As for getting away from it you can't really, not when so many animals have specialised to live in a certain environment.
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby liz » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:03 pm

So why are they so obsessed with our laptops?
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Wolf » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:29 pm

They see you playing with it, so they want to play with it too.
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Re: Does wifi affect birds?

Postby Pajarita » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:19 am

And they all love buttons or anything else that can be pecked out.
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