non-stick cookware

by Kathy
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

There are many types of non-stick cookware available out there. Does the danger exist cooking with ALL non-stick cookware/bakeware for birds. or is it just a certain type? I have an African Grey, and want to be sure I am clear on this issue.

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Oct 17, 2016
Toxic at extremely high temperatures
by: Kelly

All Teflon type cookware will release toxic fumes if heated to over 660 degrees F (340 degrees C). This is well above the normal cooking range.
Using them as normal is not harmful to birds.
But if you were to leave an empty pan on the burner, walk away and forget about it, the pan may get up to the dangerous temperature

Oct 07, 2008
non-stick cookware and birds don't go together
by: The Vet

All types of non-stick cookware (pots, pans, skillets), except silicone are not safe for birds to be around or eat food cooked in them.

Dr B

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