Top Indoor Bird Dangers



This article is posted as part of PGAA’s curation efforts. This was originally posted at Innovative Cages

Bringing a bird into your home requires numerous lifestyle changes. If you are not ready to adjust to all of the following limitations, another type of pet may work better for you and your family. Birds are extremely sensitive and mobile. Keep this in mind when engaging in activities in your house that may not be on this list.

Cookware fumes Avoid Teflon and non-stick pots and pans. Safe cooking products include stainless steel, aluminum, copper, glass, and cast iron.

Spray cleaners and aerosol can products

Candles Due to flame and respiratory hazards

Ceiling fans

Open windows and doors Can escape or be crushed when they are closed

Cigarette and cigar smoke as well as nicotine on feet and feathers

Electrical wires

Lead paint on walls and other household surfaces


Small items that can be swallowed

Chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, avocado, garlic, onion, sugar, salt and processed snacks. Apple seeds contain cyanide. Beware of pesticides on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Vitamins and medications

Cats and dogs

Toxic plants

Fly zappers, sticky paper, mouse traps, poisonous pest control chemicals

Human saliva can cause illness in birds

Household cleaners

Perfume and cosmetics

Hair dryers, curling irons, coffee makers and other appliances and electronics can contain material that gives off deadly fumes when heated.

Toilets, sinks, bathtubs, boiling water, pet water bowls

Cheap toys may break or contain toxic materials

Mirrors and extra clean windows

Carbon monoxide Have a detector and test it regularly

Fireplaces, electric heaters, and hot stove tops

Overheating due to direct sunlight or being left in a car

Dehydration Check water bottles for obstructions and keep water dishes filled.

Gas leaks or fumes

As you can see, bringing a new pet bird into your life is an exciting adventure. With the proper care, they can be lifetime companions. Keeping your friend safe and healthy starts with setting up a proper home for him or her. Innovative Cages reviews the best possible cages by Avian Adventures and Prevue Hendryx. The perfect cage will be large enough for your pet bird with the proper spacing. The quality construction will keep your new family member safe, as well as last for many years. It will be a gorgeous addition to your home decor. Owning a bird requires proper care with a diligent eye for possible hazards. Innovative Cages is here to give you the best information possible on cage reviews and how to be the best possible pet bird parent. Once you experience the joy of owning birds, it will be hard to stop at just one.

This article was originally posted at Innovative Cages and PGAA was autorized to post by Shaun Kennedy. 2016 © Innovative Cages