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Hazards

  • Teflon, Silverstone, T-fall and other Non-stick coating used in Cookware, Stove Drip Pans, Irons, Ironing Board Covers, Bread Makers, and other household appliances: When overheated, these items can release fumes that are deadly to birds.
  • Burning Plastic of any kind - Overheated plastic pan and pot handles, Burning oil, and just about anything burning on the stove or in the
  • Scented Candles , Plug-in Air Fresheners, Incense, Potpourri: The vapors from the oils in these products can be toxic and even fatal to birds .
  • Cigarette, Cigar, and Pipe smoke, Marijuana smoke, Nicotine on hands and clothing, Ingested Tobacco and Marijuana: Any smoke and/or fumes can be dangerous to birds. Nicotine on hands can cause contact dermatitis, especially foot problems. Ingesting tobacco products can make birds sick.
  • Aerosol Sprays of any kind, Oven Cleaners, Furniture Polish, Air Fresheners, Carpet Fresheners, Tub & Tile Cleaners, Cleaning Supplies, Bleach and Ammonia fumes, Oil-based Paint and paint product fumes, Tile Adhesives, Insecticides, Flea Bombs, Fertilizers, Fungicides, Hair Spray, Spray-on Deodorants, Perfumes, Colognes and more:
  • Leaded Stained Glass Decorations, Old Paint on Woodwork, Costume Jewelry, Curtain Weights, Lead Fishing Weights, Lead pellets, Solder, Some Artists Paints, Pencils and Chalks, Some Cage Paint & Galvanized Wire, Metal Hardware that Flakes or Chips:
  • Avocado, Chocolate, Alcohol, Rhubarb:
  • Household Plants: Some plants are toxic to birds. A few dangerous plants include Dieffenbachia, Philodendron, Daffodil and Iris bulbs, Mistletoe, Holly berries, Sanseveria (or Mother-in-law-tongue), Poinsettia, Oleander, Safe ones include Spider plants, and most ferns.
  • Human Dietary & Health Supplements: Be very careful in assuming that any human dietary or health supplement is safe, particularly if it is a fad product, for your parrots. Do not give your parrot anything without first checking carefully with reliable sources about its safety and the quantity which can be safely consumed

Toxic Plants

  • Acokanthera- Acokanthera spp. (all parts toxic, except ripe fruit)
  • Amaryllis- Amaryllis spp.
  • Angel's Trumpet- Datura spp. (leaves, seeds, flowers)
  • Apricot- Prunus armeniaca (pits, leaves, bark)
  • Apple- Malus spp. (seeds, leaves, bark)
  • Arctium spp.
  • Avocado- Persea americaca (pit, leaves, unripe fruit, stems)
  • Azalea- Rhododendron canadensis
  • Balsam Pear
  • Bitter Melon- Momordica charanita
  • Baneberry- Actaea rubra, A. pachypoda
  • Belladonna- Atropa belladonna
  • Bird of Paradise- Poinciana and related spp. (seed pods, flowers)
  • Bittersweet-
  • Celastrus spp.
  • Black Locust- Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Boxwood
  • Bracken Fern- Pteridium aquilinium
  • Buckthorn- Karwinskia humboldtiana and related spp.
  • Burdock
  • Buxus spp.
  • Buttercup
  • Caladium
  • Caladium spp.
  • Calla Lily- Zantedeschia aethiopica
  • Catclaw Acacia- Acacia greggii (twigs, leaves)
  • Caster Bean- Ricinus communis
  • Cherry- Prunus spp. (pits, leaves, bark)
  • Chinaberry- Melia azadarach
  • Clematis- Clematis montana and related spp.
  • Coral Plant- Jatropha mutifida
  • Crocus (autumn)- Cholchicum autumnale
  • Cyad or Sago Cyas- Cyas revoluta
  • Daffodil- Narcissus tazetta
  • Daphne- Daphne mezerum
  • Death Camas- Zigadenus veneosus and other related species
  • Delphinium- Delphinium spp.
  • Devil's Ivy- Epipremnum aureum
  • Dieffenbachia (dumb cane)- Dieffenbachia spp.
  • Eggplant- Solanum melongena (unripe/overipe fruit, leaves)
  • Elderberry- Sambucus mexicana (roots,leaves, stem, bark)
  • Elephant's Ears or Taro-
  • Colocasia spp.
  • Euonymus- Euonymus spp (filit, bark, leaves)
  • European Pennyroyal- Mentha pulegiumFigs- Ficus spp. (sap)
  • Four o'clock- Miribilis jalapa
  • Foxglove- Digitalis purpurea
  • Heliotrope- Heliotropium spp. (leaves)
  • Henbane- Hyoscyamus niger
  • Holly- Hex aquifolium and related spp. (leaves, berries)
  • Horse Chestnut- Aesculus hippocastanum and related spp.
  • Horse Nettle- Solanum carolinense
  • Hyacinth- Hyacinthus orietalis
  • Hydrangea- Hydrangea spp.
  • Iris- Iris spp.
  • Ivy (Boston, English and some others)-
  • Hedera spp.
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit-
  • Arisaema spp.
  • Jerusalem Cherry- Solanum pseudocapsicum and related spp.
  • Jessamine, Yellow- Gelsemium sempervirens (leaves, sterns)
  • Jimsonweed- Datura spp. (leaves, seeds, flowers)
  • Jonquil- Narcissus jonquilla Juniper- Juniperus spp.
  • Lantana- Lantana camara Larkspur- Delphinium spp.
  • Laurel- Kalmia spp.
  • Lily-of-the-Valley- Convalleria majalis Lobelia- Lobelia spp.
  • Locoweed- Astragalus spp. and Oxytrophis spp.
  • Lupine- Lupinus spp. Marijuana- Cannabis sativa
  • Milkweed- Asclepias spp.
  • Mistletoe- Phoradendron villosum
  • Mock Orange- Philadelphus spp.
  • Moonseed- Menispermum canadense
  • Monkshood- Aconitum spp.
  • Morning Glory- Ipomoea violacea (seeds)
  • Mushrooms- Amanita spp. and many others
  • Narcissus- Narcissus spp.
  • Oak- Quercus spp.
  • Oleander- Nerium oleander
  • Peach- Prunus persica (leaves, pit, bark)
  • Pear- Pyrus spp (leaves, seeds, bark)
  • Peony- Paeonia officinalis
  • Periwinkle- Vinca minor, Vinca rosea Peyote-
  • Lophophora williamsii
  • Philodendron- Philodendron spp. and Monstera spp.
  • Pigweed- Amaranthus spp.
  • Plum- Prunus spp. (leaves, pit, bark)
  • Poison Hemlock- Conium maculatum
  • Poison Ivy- Toxicodendron radicans, includes T. rydbergii
  • Poison Oak- Toxicodendron quercifolium and T. diversilobum
  • Poison Sumac- Rhux vernix Poinsetta- Euphorbia pulcherrima
  • Poppy- Papaver somniferum and related spp.
  • Pokeweed- Phytolacca americana
  • Potato- Solanum tuberosum (sprouts, leaves, berries, green tubers)
  • Pothos- Eprimemnun aureum
  • Primrose- Primula spp.
  • Privet- Ligustrum vulgare
  • Ragwort- Senecio jacobea and related spp.
  • Ranunculus spp.
  • Red Maple- Acer rubrum Rhododendron-
  • Rhododendron spp.
  • Rhubarb- Rheum rhabarbarum (leaves)
  • Rosary Pea- Abrus precatorius
  • Sage- Salvia officinalis
  • Shamrock Plant- Medicago lupulina, Trifolium repens- Oxalis acetosella
  • Skunk Cabbage- Symplocarpus foetidus
  • Snowdrop- Galanthus nivalis Sorrel- Rumex spp.
  • Spurges- Euphorbia spp.
  • Star of Bethlehem- Ornithogalum umbellatum
  • Sweet Pea- Lathyrus odoratus
  • Tobacco- Nicotiania spp.
  • Tomato-Lycopersicon esculentum (stems, leaves)
  • Tulip- Tulipa spp.
  • Virginia Creeper- Panthenocissus quinquefolia
  • Vetches-Vicia spp.
  • Water Hemlock- Cicuta spp.
  • Waxberry- Symphoricarpos albus
  • Wisteria- Wisteria spp.
  • Yew- Taxus spp.

Sources Of Fumes That Are Toxic To Birds

  • Asbestos
  • Bleach / Chlorine
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Diazanon
  • Flea Bombs and Collars
  • Floor Polishes
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hair Dye and Spray
  • House Paint
  • Kerosene
  • Matches
  • Moth Balls
  • Nail Polish & Remover
  • Oil Paint
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Overheated Nonstick
  • Cookware **Teflons**
  • Paint Remover
  • Perfume
  • Permanent Wave Solution
  • Pesticides
  • Shoe Polish and Cleaners
  • Spot Removers
  • Spray Starch
  • Suntan Lotions
  • Surgical Acrylics