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Old 03-22-2018, 06:18 PM
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Default Dangers to Pet Birds

Dangers to Pet Birds

Polytetrafluoroethylene
(PTFE)-coated items (e.g.Teflon) irons and ironing board covers, pots and pans, woks, drip pans, hair dryers, heaters, etc.

Extreme temperature changes

Cold drafts

Saliva from any animal, including humans

Hot stoves and heaters

Water deeper than an inch

Mirrors, open doors, windows

Gasoline fumes

Smoke (any source)

Automobile exhaust/carbon monoxide

Self-cleaning ovens

Insecticide sprays and foggers

Chemical sprays (e.g., disinfectants, deodorizers, furniture polish)

Liquid potpourri, fabric softeners, germicides and sanitizers

Glues, paints, nail polish (wet or when chewed)

Ammonia or bleach

Mothballs

Burning foods and cooking oils

Fumigants (sulfuryl fluoride,aluminum phosphide)

Aerosols

Scented Candles

Scented Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets

Perfume/Cologne

Other Pets (No matter how well you think they may get along)
https://www.talkbudgies.com/general-b...irds-prey.html

Inattentive Owner - (stepping on bird, allowing bird to escape, etc.)

Zinc
■ Galvanized wire cages, toys, chains and
water or food bowls (galvanized coatings
may contain up to 99.9% zinc)
■ Zinc hardware (washers, nuts, wire)
■ U.S. pennies minted after 1983
Lead
■ Lead paint chips
■ Some artist paints
■ Lead weights
■ Lead hardware
■ Lead-containing Venetian blinds
■ Lead-coated household products
■ Some wine/champagne bottle foils
■ Plumbing material
■ Solder in stained glass/Tiffany style lamps
■ Lead shot
■ Tile, linoleum
■ Improperly glazed bowls
■ Some antiques
■ Curtain weights
■ Fishing sinkers
■ Tire weights
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Other dangers include:

Water - drowning or dehydration
Trauma
Other Animals
Toxic Food or Plants
Hand-Feeding Mistakes
Owner-Caused Diseases
Heat Exposure
Sleeping With Birds

Additional information:

Natures Chest List of Top Ten Bird/Parrot Dangers


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