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Urgent warning to bird owners

Do not use 'TEFLON or SILICON' non stick pans for cooking, if you have birds or small pets in the house. It kills them..... Message passed on from Debbie Mason , who lost 6 birds to this yesterday
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It's such a shame she had to find out that way.
And the birds paid the price.
Teflon is an insidious poisoning. There is no treatment and they all die from exposure. If high level it is all over quickly. If low it is a horrible way to watch them die.
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I am sorry to hear about your friend's birds.

I knew about the Teflon and rid my house years ago when I had children...they make you become a little kooky with chemicals in your home.

I have not heard about silicon, I thought it was safe.

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Yeah when I purchased my first bird I got a whole new pot and pan set with no Teflon. Sorry to hear about the loss of the birds though..... It's such a shame she didn't look online first.

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I didn't know , either!
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I assumed it was one of the common no goes that people knew now when they were researching getting a bird. It is scary and it DOES happen. As Clive said, it's a shame she found out that way

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I'm so sorry to hear about this. We lost a Cokatiel to PTFE (Tephlon) poisoning from a coffee maker hot plate. I have one now without the warming plate. Most people also forget about stove burner trays that are non stick coated. When PTFE reaches 400 degrees F. The gases release and it can kill birds in minutes.

I've only used stainless for years and now the newer ceramic coated fry pans - great for cooking eggs for the birds without oil.

I did not know the Silicon bakeware was unsafe. Thank you for letting me know about that.

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I do not know anything bad a bout silicon.
Never seen any evidence, so if someone knows or is saying silicon we need to know source of that claim.


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What about gas stoves?
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I have a gas stove, my birds have always been far enough away from the kitchen in another area of the house that they aren't near the stove and the possibility of some gas leaking in the area if the electric start fails.

I don't think its a good idea to have birds anywhere near the kitchen where an appliance that produces any type of heat might harm them. I have a friend who's budgie died when it flew on top of her stove by accident, she had just finished cooking and the bird landed on the still hot burner which caused serious burn and shock causing the bird to die right away.





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Gas stove as far as I know are not problem if they are working well and burning the gas.
I am talking LPG or Propane. Used LPG for heating and cooking all the time I have had birds.

Back to silicon. As far as I can find out the only reference to any problems with silcon. was silicon sheets that had teflon coating or in the silicon its self. Silicon its self is an inert product and why it is used in breast implants. Assumed very safe.


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Oh my that's horrible I'm so sorry!
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Gas stove as far as I know are not problem if they are working well and burning the gas.
I am talking LPG or Propane. Used LPG for heating and cooking all the time I have had birds.

Back to silicon. As far as I can find out the only reference to any problems with silcon. was silicon sheets that had teflon coating or in the silicon its self. Silicon its self is an inert product and why it is used in breast implants. Assumed very safe.
Thanks so much for the information about the silicone! It's that time of year that I like to bake a double batch of zucchini bread and my bread pans are silicone. I have been avoiding using them until I read your post.

I was telling myself the bread bakes at 375 degrees F. and PTFE emits gases at 400 degrees F. Oh, and don't forget the gas stove drip pans may be PTFE and they do reach temps higher than 400 degree F.

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