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Bird Safety

Keep Your Birds Safe - Bubba Bird Toys list of hazards

Here is a list of known hazards...

 

Hazards and Household Toxins

Acetone (nail polish remover)
Aerosols 
Alcohol
Algae toxins
Ammonia
Amphetamines
Ant syrup or paste
Antifreeze
Arsenic
Asbestos
Aspirin
Auto products
Bathroom cleaners
Bleach
Boric acid
Caffeine
Camphopenique
Candles (scented)
Carbon monoxide
Carbon tetrachloride
Carpet cleaners
Carpet freshens
Charcoal fluids
Chlorine
Cigarette smoke
Clinitest tablets
Copper & brass cleaners
Corn & wart removers
Cosmetics
Crayons
DDT
Deodorants
Detergents
Diazinon
Disinfectants
Drain cleaner
Epoxy glue
Fabreeze
Fabric softeners
Felt tip markers
Firecrackers
Flea products
Floor polish
Formaldehyde
Fluoracetates
Furniture polish
Garbage toxins
Garden sprays
Gasoline
Gun cleaners
Hair dyes & sprays
Herbicides
Hexachloraphene (in some soaps)
Indelible markers
Insecticides
Iodine
Kerosene
Lighter fluid
Linoleum
Lye
Matches
Medicines/RX drugs
Melaleuca oil
Model cement
Mothballs
Muriatic acid
Mushroom (many wild ones) Nail polish & remover
Nitrogen dioxide
Oven cleaners
Paint (lead based)
Perfumes
Permanents for hair
Pesticides
Photo solutions/chemicals
Pine oil
Paint remover/thinner
Rat/Roach/Mouse poison
Rubbing alcohol
Red squill
Scented candles
Shaving lotion
Shellac
Shoe polish
Sleeping pills
Smoke 
Snail bait
Spot removers
Spray starch
Strychnine
Sulfuric acid
Suntan lotions/oils
Surgical acrylics
Tea tree oil
Thallium
Toilet bowl cleaner
Turpentine
Waxes
Weed killer
Window cleaners
Wood preservatives


Keep in mind that birds do not need to ingest these toxins - breathing the fumes can be enough to cause death. Basically anything that smells toxic, don't take a chance!!!


 

Other Common Hazards

Animal- (cat & dog saliva)
Aquariums if uncovered- birds can't swim)
Carpet if toenails will snag
Carpet fresh products
Ceiling fans
Children- unless they are supervised and/or know how to handle birds- age and maturity of the child is important but don?t forget they have friends who should not handle the bird without your supervision
Chimneys/Fireplace/Wood stoves
Curtains or drapes if toenails can get caught
Electrical cords- may be electrocuted and could start a fire
Electrical fixtures, appliances and wires
Feet- watch the floor even if you think the bird is on its T-stand. If you leave it even for a minute, it may come looking for you
Fannies- look where you sit
Hair spray and other sprays
Jewelry of all kinds- looks so pretty and sparkly- it may be easily swallowed
Lead- don't forget the lead weights used in drapes
Mirrors
Phone cords- easy to strangle
Plug-in air fresheners
Pots and skillets on the kitchen stove
Pots and skillets, even those not coated in Teflon have plastic handles- don?t let the handle get too hot

PTFE- Polytetrafluoroethylene- Fumes given off by non-stick pans (Teflon & Silverstone) that is overheated to 536 degrees or higher. (280 or higher, Celsius). Very toxic to birds, death can occur within minutes. There is no cure for birds that inhale the fumes- they recover on their own or they die.

Self-cleaning ovens- be sure your bird is outside when you clean the oven- the fumes are toxic
Space heaters
Stained glass decorations if they contain lead
Stove tops- hot burners
Windows- open or closed

Teflon coating is on many new appliances- hand held hair dryers, toasters, room or space heaters, electric appliances (electric stir-fry pans may not have to be overheated to give off deadly fumes), non-stick coated irons and ironing board covers, etc., etc., etc.

Toxic Plants

ARUM LILY
AMARYLLIS
ARALIA
ARROWHEAD VINE
AUTUMN CROCUS
AUSTRALIAN 
FLAMETREE
AUSTRALIAN
UMBRELLA TREE
AVOCADO
AZALEA
BANEBERRY
BEANS: (CASTOR, HORSE, FAVA, BROAD, GLORY, SCARLET RUNNER, MESCAL, NAVY,
PREGATORY)
BIRD OF PARADISE
BISHOP'S WEED
BLACK LAUREL
BLACK LOCUST
BLEEDING HEART OR
DUTCHMAN'S
BREECHES
BLOODROOT
BLUEBONNET
BLUEGREEN ALGAE
BOXWOOD
BRACKEN FERN
BUCKTHORN
BULB FLOWERS:
(AMARYLLIS, DAFFODIL, NARCISSUS, HYACINTH & IRIS)
BURDOCK
BUTTERCUP
CACAO
CAMEL BUSH
CASTOR BEAN
CALADIUM
CANA LILY
CARDINAL FLOWER
CHALICE (TRUMPET VINE)
CHERRY TREE
CHINA BERRY TREE
CHRISTMAS CANDLE
CLEMATIS (VIRGINIA BOWER)
CLIVIA
COCKLEBUR
COFFEE (SENNA)
COFFEE BEAN (RATTLEBUSH,RATTLE BOX & COFFEEWEED)
CORAL PLANT
CORIANDER
CORNCOCKLE
COYOTILLO
COWSLIP
CUTLEAF PHILODENDRON
DAFFODIL
DAPHNE
DATURA STRAMONIUM (ANGEL'S TRUMPET)
DEATH CAMUS
DELPHINIUM
DEVIL'S IVY
DIEFFENBACHIA (DUMB CANE)
ELDERBERRY
ELEPHANT EAR (TARO)
ENGLISH IVY
ERGOT
EUCALYPTUS (DRIED,
DYED OR TREATED 
IN FLORAL 
ARRANGEMENTS (EUONYMUS (SPINDLE TREE)
EUPHORBIA CACTUS
FALSE HELLEBORE
FLAME TREE
FELT PLANT (MATERNITY, AIR & PANDA PLANTS)
FIG (WEEPING)
FIRE THORN
FLAMINGO FLOWER
FOUR O'CLOCK
FOXGLOVE
GLOTTIDIUM
GOLDEN CHAIN
GRASS: (JOHNSON, SORGHUM, SUDAN & BROOM CORN)
GROUND CHERRY
HEATHS: (KALMIA, LEUCOTHO, PEIRES, RHODODENDRON, MTN. LAUREL, BLACK LAUREL, ANDROMEDA & AZALEA)
HELIOTROPE
HEMLOCK: (POISON & WATER)
HENBANE
HOLLY
HONEYSUCKLE
HORSE CHESTNUT
HORSE TAIL
HOYA
HYACINTH
HYDRANGEA
IRIS
IVY: (ENGLISH & OTHERS)
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT
JASMINE (JESSAMINE)
JERUSALEM CHERRY
JIMSONWEED
JUNIPER
KY. COFFEE TREE
LANTANA (RED SAGE)
LARKSPUR
LILY OF THE VALLEY
LILY, ARUM
LOBELIA
LOCOWEED (MILK VETCH)
LOCUSTS, BLACK/HONEY
LORDS & LADIES (CUCKOOPINT)
LUPINE
MALANGA
MARIJUANA (HEMP)
MAYAPPLE  (MANDRAKE)
MEXICAN BREADFRUIT
MEXICAN POPPY
MILKWEED, COTTON
BUSH
MISTLETOE
MOCK ORANGE
MONKSHOOD
MOONSEED
MORNING GLORY
MTN. LAUREL
MUSHROOMS, 
AMANITA
MYRTLE
NARCISSUS
NETTLES
NIGHTSHADES: (DEADLY, BLACK, GARDEN, WOODY, BITTERSWEET, EGGPLANT, JERUSALEM CHERRY)
OAK
OLEANDER
OXALIS
PARSLEY
PEACE LILY
PERIWINKLE
PHILODENDRONS: (SPLIT LEAF, SWISS CHEESE, HEART-LEAF)
PIGWEED
POINCIANA
POINSETTIA
POISON IVY
POISON HEMLOCK
POISON OAK: (WESTERN & EASTERN)
POKEWEED
POTATO SHOOTS
POTHOS
PRIVET
PYRACANTHA
RAIN TREE
RANUNCULUS,
BUTTERCUP
RAPE
RATTLEBOX, 
CROTALARIA
RED MAPLE
RED SAGE (LANTANA)
RHUBARB LEAVES
RHODODENDRONS
ROSARY PEA SEEDS
SAND BOX TREE
SKUNK CABBAGE
SORREL (DOCK)
SNOW DROP
SPURGES: (PENCIL TREE, SNOW-ON-MTN, CANDELABRA, CROWN OF THORNS)
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
SWEET PEA
SWISS CHEESE PLANT (MONSTERA)
TANSY RAGWORT
TOBACCO
UMBRELLA PLANT
VETCH: HAIRY/COMMON
VIRGINIA CREEPER
WATTLE
WEEPING FIG
WHITE CEDAR, CHINA
BERRY
WISTERIA
YEWS
YELLOW JASMINE

 

Thanks to Bird Lovers Online

Comments

0William Slover2013-01-09 16:26#1
Great tips on what to watch out for when buying bird toys. Thanks!
:lol: