I have heard before on this forum that Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) is toxic for birds, BUT I have used it on my birds more than once and have had great success with it! Is this just someones own idea because someone used it and their injured bird died any way? Rumor started... No one has given me any idea what this "toxic" substance does to the birds. Anyone? It is a great natural healer and unless someone can come up with something concrete, I will continue to use it... it's too good NOT to use! ps: Have used it on my dogs and cats also.