logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
pqrstu349027, ashjoielee, johnnie55, uveuleurz, Noitartst
57307 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57307 Members
417 Forums
113281 Topics
803680 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 550
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 369
Beetlemess 279
Jana - Creativity Editor 263
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 81
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 61
Dorcy 55
Nancy Roussy 53
Linu 47
Sandra Investing/HFinance 46
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#806194 - 02/14/13 11:24 PM Parrots and Teflon
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee

Registered: 10/03/10
Posts: 7669
Loc: Kansas USA
Dr. Julie Burge, an avian vet in the Kansas City area posted this story in her newsletter. She wants readers to share the information, so here it is for you!

An area bird owner experienced the tragic loss of her two beautiful young Green Wing Macaws this week within 30 minutes of each other. We knew that it had to be an airborne toxin, but it took her 24 hours to figure out what happened.

A family member had pulled an old pancake griddle out of the back of a cabinet and used it to warm some food. The griddle hadn't been used in at least a year and was very old, with most of the coating worn off of the surface. It turned out that the coating had been Teflon, and when it heated up the fumes that were released killed her precious birds within the hour. She was aware that Teflon was unsafe, but did not realize that this old griddle was even in the house. Please don't let this happen to your birds.
_________________________
Connie Mistler Davidson-Editor-ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sandwiches
Avatar: There is Hope~Even when conditions are harsh, hope can bloom.

Here is a link to my EBook.
Building School Success with ADD EBook Link





Top

Add Parrots and Teflon to Twitter Add Parrots and Teflon to Facebook Add Parrots and Teflon to MySpace Add Parrots and Teflon to Del.icio.us Digg Parrots and Teflon Add Parrots and Teflon to Yahoo My Web Add Parrots and Teflon to Google Bookmarks Add Parrots and Teflon to Stumbleupon Add Parrots and Teflon to Reddit
#807158 - 02/21/13 11:16 AM Re: Parrots and Teflon [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
Diana - Birds Editor Offline
Jellyfish

Registered: 08/26/12
Posts: 147
That is awful! Birds respiratory systems are very different than ours or other animals. So many things they breathe in can kill them. Spraying aerosol, two examples is air refresher, spray oil, can also cause damage or death to our birds. Thank you for the head's up Connie. I hope your message saves lives!!

Hope all is well with you!
_________________________
Diana

Birds
Exotic Pets

Top

Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Twitter Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Facebook Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to MySpace Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Parrots and Teflon Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Stumbleupon Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Reddit
#807197 - 02/21/13 12:18 PM Re: Parrots and Teflon [Re: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches]
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chimpanzee

Registered: 10/03/10
Posts: 7669
Loc: Kansas USA
All is well, so far. We are having a major snow event. Right now, we have about 10 inches on the ground. We are sitting here enjoying our birds' companionship.

The little biters are chewing paper strips and flying around. Bella, a rescue bird that we adopted a couple of years ago, just flew, hovered, and changed direction! When we got her, the only place she went when she flew was straight to the ground. Gradually, she learned to fly. She's a joy to watch with her best friend, Cheep.
_________________________
Connie Mistler Davidson-Editor-ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sandwiches
Avatar: There is Hope~Even when conditions are harsh, hope can bloom.

Here is a link to my EBook.
Building School Success with ADD EBook Link





Top

Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Twitter Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Facebook Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to MySpace Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Parrots and Teflon Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Stumbleupon Add Re: Parrots and Teflon to Reddit



Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
What Beer Judges Know That You May Not
by Carolyn-Beer & Brewing Editor
Beer & Brewing
1 second ago
2014 Great American Beer Festival Stats
by Carolyn-Beer & Brewing Editor
Beer & Brewing
12 minutes 27 seconds ago
Boston Bruins afghan pattern to crochet
by Healthierheart
Crochet
31 minutes 33 seconds ago
New game - Quote it
by Dorcy
Creativity
Today at 04:36 AM
Music ABC game
by "Rosie"
Pop Music
Today at 04:08 AM
Treasure your Body - Whatever its Shape
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Low Carb
Yesterday at 09:08 PM
B.K.S. Iyengar Brought Life to Yoga
by Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor
Yoga
Yesterday at 08:57 PM
Word From Last Letter Game
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Contests & Sweepstakes
Yesterday at 05:21 PM
Shopping at Walmart Game
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Home Finance
Yesterday at 05:20 PM
Replace one word (Music Titles)
by Jana - Creativity Editor
Comedy Movies
Yesterday at 05:19 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
2 registered (Carolyn-Beer & Brewing Editor, 1 invisible), 69 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.