Toxins And Poisons

This area of the website will focus on how Toxins and Poisons may damage our feathery companions at home and in the Avery. Most Parrot owners should be aware that there are risks everywhere in our houses, from the basics like leaving windows and doors open to the chemicals we store in our kitchen cabinets. We have a duty to protect our feathery companions from such toxins and poisons from the time we bring them into our homes, and we have a responsibility to protect them from any interaction with them, whether direct or indirect. Be Warned, I know a few parrot owners who have experienced losses in the house due to a lack of understanding of the impact of certain items used in the home. You may be surprised at what cannot be used, but please read the following paragraphs for the sake of your parrot’s health and safety.

The following is a list of the most well-known Objects, Materials, Chemicals, Plants, Toxins, and Poisons that I can think of. Please keep these topics in mind. They may be able to save your parrot’s life.

In the Kitchen

Teflon Toxicity, also known as Polymer Fume Fever

Aside from blades and sharp items, the most prevalent murderer in the kitchen is ‘PTFE’ coated cooking utensils such as frying pans, saucepans, and irons. In fact, everything that is heated and has a Teflon covering qualifies.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic polymer that is used in cookware as a nonstick surface. The most well-known brand names are Teflon, Silverstone, and T-Fal, although PTFE-coated goods are also made under numerous trade names.

The fundamental issue with PTFE is that when heated to very high temperatures, it begins to degrade and emits toxic fumes that are undetected by humans. Birds, on the other hand, are very vulnerable to PTFE poisoning and may perish within minutes of coming into touch with these odourless, colourless vapours.

I’ve heard so many tales of pet birds dying in this way. The gases create immediate respiratory trouble in your bird, resulting in the bird falling to the ground, crying for you in a panic, and then dying practically immediately. Please do not expose your bird to the hazards of Teflon; instead, make your home Teflon-free. Instead of the easy Teflon coated nonstick pans we find so helpful in the kitchen, use Stainless Steel, Ceramic, or Clay Pots. Also, keep in mind that there are much more electrical things in the kitchen that contain Teflon than we realise.

The following goods have been identified as containing PTFEs.

  • Heat lamps
  • Portable heaters
  • Sole plates on irons
  • Ironing board covers
  • Burners on stove tops
  • Drip pans for burners
  • Broiler pans
  • Griddles
  • Many cooking utensils
  • Woks
  • Waffle makers
  • Electric skillets
  • Deep fryers, crock pots,
  • Hot air popcorn poppers
  • Coffee makers
  • Bread makers
  • Non-stick rolling pins
  • Lollipop molds
  • Corkscrews
  • Never-Stick-Stainless Steel
  • Stockpots
  • Roasters
  • Non-stick gingerbread molds
  • Pizza pans
  • Tortilla presses

Teflon Toxicity First Aid

  1. Remove the afflicted bird from the house immediately and provide plenty of fresh air. Unfortunately, there is no alternative kind of first aid.
  2. Contact your avian veterinarian right away.


This section will be brief and to the point. Most chemicals in the residential environment, in my opinion, are poisonous to both people and animals. I cannot emphasise more how critical it is to keep all chemicals away from your birds at all times. It’s probably better to keep them in inaccessible cabinets or sheds, garages, and the like. Please keep in mind that your bird may have gotten a hold of dish cloths lying about the kitchen. These may include hazardous cleaning products or bleach. It is your responsibility as a responsible Parrot owner to ensure that your parrot does not come into touch with any chemicals in the home.

General Household Poisons

Ammonia, Acetone Antifreeze, Ant syrup or ant paste Arsenic, Toilet bowl cleanser, Boric acid, bleach Camphophenique, tetrachloride of carbon, lighter made of charcoal, Clinitest pills, Cleaners for copper and brass, Wart and corn remover, Deodorants, Detergents, Disinfectants, Crayons Drain cleaners, etc. epoxy adhesive, Softeners for clothing, Toxins found in garbage, Sprays for the garden, Gasoline, Cleaner of firearms, Gunpowder, Hair colouring, Herbicides, Hexachlorophene (in some soaps) (in some soaps), Indelible markings, Insecticides, Kerosene Iodine, Fluid that is lighter, Linoleum (contains lead salts) (contains lead salts), Matches, Modeling glue, Mothballs, Muriatic acid is a kind of acid. Mushrooms (varieties) Nail polish, remove nail polish Cleaner for the oven, Paint, paint thinner, and paint remover Perfume, Solutions for permanent waves, Pesticides, photographic solutions, and so on Plants that produce pine oil Prescription and non-prescription medications Squill in red, Rodenticides, Using rubbing alcohol, Shaving cream, Silver lustre, Snail bait, blemish remover starch spray Sulphuric acid, strychnine, suntan lotion Superglue, etc. Turpentine, Window cleaners and weed killers.

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