9 Common Dangers To Pet Birds

  1. Deprivation of water. Birds could die if water is witheld more than 3 days.
  2. Unclipped wings and flight dangers. Clipping your birds wings ensures that it won’t fly away.
  3. Toxic Fumes. This includes cigarette smoke, household cleaners, perfume, and natural gas leaks.
  4. Trauma. Traumatic injuries include puncture wounds, lacerations, fractures, limb amputations, and crushing injuries.
  5. Toxic food/ plants. Some toxic food includes chocolate, avocado, onion and garlic, and sugar free candy.
  6. Other animals. Birds tend to have a pecking order/ power struggles among each other. Other animals could hurt your bird as well.
  7. Owner caused diseases. Exposing birds to other birds. Bird shows, club meetings, direct contact with other birds.
  8. Heat exposure.
  9. 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.

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