Poisons & Parrots

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Poisons and Toxins

Protecting Your Birds From Danger

Zinc and its Danger to Parrots

Acute toxicity is caused when a bird ingests a metallic object containing zinc or flakes of paint which contain zinc pigments. In this case a relatively large amount of zinc is ingested at one time and the levels of zinc in the body quickly become elevated.

Chronic toxicity usually occurs when small amounts of zinc are consistently consumed.

Toxic Fumes

Perhaps the most serious of the household hazards relates to toxic fumes.