Silent but deadly smells!
Written by Sal Salafia, Certified Avian Specialist
Air is the one common need that all living things require, but not all bodies work the same way. Our pet birds have air sacs that compress air differently than our lungs.
Different compression of air means what’s acceptable air for us to breath may be dangerous to our birds. Certain odors like cigarette smoke, candles and perfumes are highly dangerous to your birds; because of their highly complex respiratory system. Even silent odors like Teflon can cause death. Knowing the basics in how your birds body works can make your birds life extend ten fold!