Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Toxic & Non-Toxic List

Via Raven's Haven

This is not a complete list. If you're not 100% sure whether something is or isn't safe, check with google before exposing your bird to it. It's better to be safe than sorry.

MASTER LIST: What's Toxic & Non-Toxic for Birds
  • Asbestos
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach/Chlorine
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Diazanon
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Febreeze
  • 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
  • Kerosene
  • Matches
  • 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
  • TEFLON COOKWARE: Just throw it out ..Don’t take any chances by leaving even one pan in your house to be used by accident! 
  • Toilet Cleaners
  • Toxic Foods, Woods, and Plants:  An EXTENSIVE list of what's what can be found via Parrot-and-Conure-World
  • Wax


  1. Thanks for sharing this list. This is very informative. This would remind us to be extra careful when handling those chemicals.

  2. When I rescued my first bird (by accident)10 years ago, I did months and months of research to see what I could and couldn't do near her. It was hard to find a list of things that are toxic to them. It was more common sense than actual information. This list is great for new bird mommies and daddies. You guys are awesome!