An adopter has sadly notified us that her four parakeets all died on a recent evening while she was cooking. She believes the fumes from a non-stick oven liner are to blame. Although she knew the danger of teflon-coated pans to birds, she did not realize that many other products contain the same "perfluorinated" chemicals (PTFE).
Some Common Sources of PTFE:
Non-stick pots, pans, and other cookware
Space heaters and heat lamp covers
Non-stick irons and ironing board covers
Non-stick oven drip pans and broiler pans
Non-stick griddles, woks, waffle makers, electric skillets, tortilla presses
Non-stick hot air corn poppers, coffee makers, bread makers
Non-stick slow cookers, roasters, pizza pans
Ceramic cooking stoves
While heartbroken over the deaths of her parakeets, she wants to warn others about this danger. See avianweb.com for more information.