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STAFF PHOTO/KELLI CATANA Nathan Theobald, a veterinarian at Palmer Veterinary Clinic in Plattsburgh, holds Lola, a cockatiel. Small birds such as Lola have sensitive lungs and can be poisoned by the fumes of overheated Teflon and irritated by other strong smells. Bird owners should also keep strong cleaning products away from their feathered friends.