non-stick cookware

by Kathy
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA)

I have some non-stick cookware. My African Grey is located in another room adjacent to my kitchen. Is is still dangerous to use this cookware? Someone told me is is only dangerous to my bird if something burns in the pan, or the water cooks out of the pan.

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Feb 02, 2012
by: sarah

what brand would everybody recommend?

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Sep 30, 2008
non-stick and birds don't go together
by: The Vet

It is more dangerous when this happens, but still dangerous for everyday use. The fumes are released at about 350 degrees. I recommend not using it at all. I switched completely to stainless steel and cast iron. That is safer. One accident and your bird will die. There is not treatment for exposure to Teflon gas. It is carcinogenic to humans too, and very dangerous if the finish is scratched.

Dr. B

Sep 29, 2008
not worth the risk
by: lori

If you love your bird get rid of it! Its just not worth the risk.

Sep 29, 2008
Non stick cookware
by: Lewis

There is only one thing to say get rid of it. Teflon non stick cookware can kill your Grey quick we own a grey and got rid of it all do not take the risk.


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