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We know how much your pet means to you so we have put together this guide that includes some of the more common household hazards/toxins to birds. Please note this list is not a complete list. This list includes fast acting fatal toxins and the more long term, but still deadly types of toxins. Remember, birds do not know what is safe to chew on or ingest.
Plants such as: Japanese Yew, Poinsettia, Philodendron, Oleander, Dumb Cane, Redwood, Bird of Paradise, Mistletoe, Nightshade, Ground-Cherry, and the seeds and pits of apples, apricots, peaches, and cherries.
Teflon vapors: When non-stick cookery (Teflon) is heated above a critical temperature (530 degrees F), an invisible, odorless vapor is emitted. These vapors rapidly accumulate in the lungs causing fluid production and lack of oxygen. The only sign of toxicity is death, sometimes within 1-5 minutes. Birds seem to be highly sensitive to this toxin compared to humans or other mammals. These temperatures, however are not usually reached during normal cooking, but may be reached when pans are used for searing meat or when using woks or electric skillets. Some oven liners may also contain Teflon as well as curling irons and fumes from some hairspray, perfumes, and colognes.