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Toxic List

This isn’t a complete list by any means. Be aware of anything with a strong smell and just don’t use it if in doubt. Another thing to be aware of is things going on in your neighborhood….if someone is painting or grilling out…..if there is a lawn chemical company spraying yards, please make sure windows and doors are closed.
Please read all labels of cleaning items that you use in your house …most are toxic to birds.

Now The List

 


TOP 3 KILLERS

NON STICK COOKWARE/TEFLON

SELF CLEANING OVENS

FABREEZE/AIR FRESHENERS

 

Asbestos
Ammonia
Bleach/Chlorine
Carbon Monoxide
Cigarette Smoke

Cooking Bags
Diazanon
Dryer Sheets
Fabreeze
Flea Bombs/Collars
Topical Flea Killers (such as the drops you put on the dogs and cats)
Floor Polishes
Formaldehyde (new rugs and some materials need to be aired out before bringing them into the home as they are treated with Formaldehyde ….new furniture that has been treated with stain resistance)
Furniture and Rug Shampoo
Hair Dye
Hair Spray
House Paint (actually ANY kind of paint or varnish) There is now "NO VOC" paints available, still take your bird out for several days.
Kerosene
Matches

Mite Protectors
Moth Balls
Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Oil Paint
Over Cleaner
Paint Remover
Perfumes
Permanent Wave
Solution
Pesticides
Rug Deodorizers (like carpet fresh)
Shoe Polish and Cleaners
Self Cleaning Ovens
Scented Candles
Spot Removers
Spray Starch
Suntan Lotions
Surgical Acrylics
Toilet Cleaners
TEFLON COOKWARE (Just throw it out ..Don’t take any chances by leaving even one pan in your house to be used by accident!)
Wax

Another thing to be aware of are toxic plants in your home. There are some safe birdie plants, for a partial list go to this link. cockatielcottage