Warning – Teflon


Unfortunately, many budgie owners are not aware of the danger posed by non-stick coatings (Teflon) and so you read again and again about how all the budgies in a cage “suddenly” fell dead from the perch.

Above a certain temperature (approx. 220°C), a Teflon coating releases the gas “fluorphosgene”, which is extremely toxic to birds. After inhaling this gas, the birds usually die within 30min.

Here are some examples:

  • Raclette with non-stick coating
  • Fondue with non-stick coating
  • Waffle iron, sandwich maker, etc.
  • Pans and pots with non-stick coating
  • Iron with Teflon soleplate
  • Oven (esp. self-cleaning)

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