PTFE or Polytetrafiuoroethylene, Teflon, Silverstone
At temperatures of 280 degrees centigrade or over these products used in oven liners, non stick cookware, hair dryers, iron board covers will cause lung damage and sudden death to our budgerigars. In less severe dosages the birds will be in respiratory distress and depression.
Smoke from any source is hazardous. Second hand smoke from cigars and cigarettes can cause chronic eye, skin and respiratory disease. Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms near your budgerigars. Tobacco is also toxic, so remove any whole or smoked cigars or cigarettes before allowing your bird access to a room.
Incense contains: charcoal, starch, clay, aromatic chemicals and essential oils.
The essential oils have the potential for causing toxicity in birds in the same way as the essential oils in scented candles, air fresheners and carpet fresheners. It is not recommended that you burn incense in an area where birds are exposed to the fumes.