Non-Stick Cookware and Teflon Coated Self-Cleaning Ovens WILL KILL YOUR BIRD
PLEASE – if you have Teflon or other non-stick pans get rid of them if you have birds. If you just have one pan that you only use once in a while, it will still kill your bird. You can use it many times
Over-heated Teflon-coated cooking appliances and self-cleaning ovens release a colorless, odorless gaseous toxin (PTFE) that does not seem to affect mammals but can cause death to a bird within 24 hours. Your bird does NOT have to be near the kitchen for this to happen. Birds affected by Teflon fumes need immediate veterinary attention.*
*This information is from Niles Animal Hospital & Bird Medical Center.