- Deprivation of water. Birds could die if water is witheld more than 3 days.
- Unclipped wings and flight dangers. Clipping your birds wings ensures that it won’t fly away.
- Toxic Fumes. This includes cigarette smoke, household cleaners, perfume, and natural gas leaks.
- Trauma. Traumatic injuries include puncture wounds, lacerations, fractures, limb amputations, and crushing injuries.
- Toxic food/ plants. Some toxic food includes chocolate, avocado, onion and garlic, and sugar free candy.
- Other animals. Birds tend to have a pecking order/ power struggles among each other. Other animals could hurt your bird as well.
- Owner caused diseases. Exposing birds to other birds. Bird shows, club meetings, direct contact with other birds.
- Heat exposure.
- Sleeping with birds. Birds should sleep in their cages. It may be fun to sleep with your bird, however if there’s a chance you will doze off, it is time to return the bird to the cage.
If you notice your bird has experienced any of these dangers, contact your veterinarian immediately.