Poisonous Foods, Metals & Compounds  







There are many items, in addition to plants which are toxic to birds, including foods, metals, solvents and other compounds. The lists below have been gathered from various sources and are by no means complete. Print them out and keep them for reference.

Dangerous Foods, Drinks and Injestables


Alcohol & alcoholic beverages
Avocado (skin, pit)
Caffeine
Chocolate
Cigarette Smoke
Coffee
Corn (stored in humid area)
Highly salted foods
Mushrooms
High Oxalic acid foods (spinach, rhubarb)
Raw peanuts in shell (poorly stored)
Seeds (in quantity apple, apricot, bitter almond)
Seeds (in quantity cherry, peach, pear, plum)
Soft Drinks (with caffeine or colas)
Tea
Wines




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Heavy Metals


Arsenic compounds

Cadmium
Batteries
Paints

Lead - (symptoms: seizures, falling from perches) Batteries
Floor tile
Galvanized wire
Hardware cloth
Insulation (of equipment)
Lead weights (toys, drapes, fishing equip)  Linoleum
Mirrors (silvering in back)
Paints and paint removers
Stained glass
Wires and cables (electrical)
Wrapping foil (bottles, packages) 

Mercury
Thermometers
Levels

Zinc - (symptoms: falling from perches)
Brass
Chrome
Paints and paint removers (even if lead free)
Galvanized wire (often used for aviaries)
Nuts, bolts and nails

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Compounds


Ammonia
Antifreeze
Ant Paste
Asbestos
Auto products
Bathroom cleaners
Bleach
Boric acid
Camphophenique
Carbon Monoxide
Charcoal Fluids
Corn & wart removers
Deodorants
Detergents
Diazinon
Disinfectants
Drain Cleaners
Felt tip markers
Flea Products
Floor Polish
Formaldehyde
Gasoline
Glues (epoxy, models, super)
Gun Cleaners
Hair dyes & sprays
Herbicides
Insecticides
Iodine
Kerosene
Lighter Fluid
Lye
Matches
Metal cleaners & polishes
Moth Balls
Muriatic acid
Nail polish & remover
Oven cleaner
Paint, thinners, removers
Permanents & hair dyes
Pesticides
Photography solutions
Polishes (floor, furniture, shoe)
Shaving Lotion
Shellac & varnishes
Solvents & spot removers
Spray starch
Suntan oils & lotions
Teflon fumes
Wax
Window cleaners
Wood preservatives 


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This information has been compiled from various sources and is provided as a service. We assume no liabilities, implied or otherwise. This is not medical advice. Check with avian experts for accuracy and applicability to your particular situation.