Household Budgie Hazards
Budgies have very little toes, and they can easily get caught up in material with holes. It is best not to wear things like this when your budgie is out, also look out for towels and face cloths with loops in the fabric.
You must be very careful with plants that you might have in your house, as quite a lot of these can be toxic to budgies. You can have a look at these here. The list also includes some other substances that are poisonous to budgies.
Teflon Cooking Pans
When frying pans coated in teflon get too hot they can give off fumes that can be harmful to your budgie. It is best not to use these at all, but if you must then move your budgie to another room, as far away as possible. Click here to learn more.
Air Fresheners, Perfumes, Body Sprays and Fly Sprays
These are all very bad for your budgie's lungs and respiratory system, and they also contain harsh chemicals (especially fly spray). None of these should be used in the same room as your budgie.
If you have a ceiling fan, it is very important to check that it is turned off and has completely stopped before you let your budgie out to fly. Budgies feel safest up high, and will probably try to land on it. If it was still spinning, it could pose a nasty threat to your bird.
Windows and Mirrors
The first few times you let your budgie out, you should cover the windows and any large mirrors in the room, because budgies can't see glass and could bump into them.
If you have a cage that does not have bars that seperate your budgie from the paper in the bottom, you can't use paper with coloured ink to cover the floor, as this can be poisonous to budgies. Black and white is fine, and you can also use grit sheets, which are pieces of paper that are covered in sand. These will also help keep your budgie's nails short.
When candles are burning, they give of fumes that are harmful to your budgie, especially scented ones. They are also very dangerous to have when your budgie is out flying, as they could easily hurt themselves. Beeswax candles are the only exception, because they are natural, but nothing else should be used if that is possible.