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    Default Solder fumes toxic to bunnies?

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    The solder is lead free, just wondering if it'll cause any harm? My boyfriend text me wants to build his drone.. But that'll mean soldering near buns.. Anyone have any thoughts?

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    Not weird at all. I have strong thoughts & feelings on this one as I believe my bunnies got really sick (& took forever to recover) after being exposed to solder fumes. This was my thread.http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ll-vibes/page4 I think post 34 mentions soldering but F in law didn't admit to it til much much later. Joey & Boo are more sociable so its likely they will have got closer to him than Mouse. I really wouldn't risk it xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    I know this is a weird one

    The solder is lead free, just wondering if it'll cause any harm? My boyfriend text me wants to build his drone.. But that'll mean soldering near buns.. Anyone have any thoughts?

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    I've not had direct experience as Joey has, but it's not something I would personally allow. I would move the buns or the soldering.
    I just don't feel it's worth the risk. I think you'd feel that way too Grace?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Not weird at all. I have strong thoughts & feelings on this one as I believe my bunnies got really sick (& took forever to recover) after being exposed to solder fumes. This was my thread.http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ll-vibes/page4 I think post 34 mentions soldering but F in law didn't admit to it til much much later. Joey & Boo are more sociable so its likely they will have got closer to him than Mouse. I really wouldn't risk it xx
    Ah thank you so much for letting me know, sorry that happened to your bunnies I'll have a look at that thread, but he'll have to do the soldering outside I think x

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I've not had direct experience as Joey has, but it's not something I would personally allow. I would move the buns or the soldering.
    I just don't feel it's worth the risk. I think you'd feel that way too Grace?
    Yep I feel the same thanks x

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    I also think it would be good to do the soldering as far away as possible, from the bunnies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    I also think it would be good to do the soldering as far away as possible, from the bunnies.
    Yea I thought I'd just check, but he's doing it outside with them inside and doors shut

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    Definitely no soldering near rabbits. Lead free makes little difference to its toxicity, because most of the harm comes from the flux fumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Yea I thought I'd just check, but he's doing it outside with them inside and doors shut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greengage View Post
    Definitely no soldering near rabbits. Lead free makes little difference to its toxicity, because most of the harm comes from the flux fumes.
    Ah that's interesting! Thanks

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