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Household products that may contain PTFE

Discussion in 'Safety Avenue' started by itzmered, 10/29/09.

  1. Veganature

    Veganature Meeting neighbors

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    YIKES!!! I've been using the self-clean option on my oven to heat the kitchen for Oliver to keep him warm while he dries after showering. Thank goodness nothing happened to him.
     
  2. wildcrowboy

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    So glad to have verification of this. I'm struggling to find an electric burner without. Manufacturers can provide little to no verification. Two different reps. from one answered separately, one saying "yes," the other "no." What?!
    We have an EdenPure we live by in the winter. Great to know they're safe!
    Thanks!
     
  3. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I want a new toaster oven and one that I found was highly recommended and has no teflon but it has been discontinued. I did find this Kitchenaid Can This Teflon-Free Toaster Oven Protect Your Health? - GreatToasters with a ceramic interior that is supposed to be nonstick but no teflon/PTFE. However that interior still concerns me. I really would just like one with a stainless steel interior.
     
  4. Laurie

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    I am glad he is okay. My oven came with a warning about not using the slfe clean feature if you have pet birds.
     
  5. cam_i_am

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    Hi. I want a Cuisinart Airfryer Toaster Oven. It says nonstick interior so I changed my mind but the interior looks like mine. Silver. I looked up my model number and it says nonstick also. I didn’t realize it and I’ve used this toaster oven for four years! Is it a different kind of nonstick? I have 4 birds and I can’t believe nonstick is still in existence. It’s so frustrating.
     
  6. lamagdalena

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    Are the ceramic non-stick pans safe? They say no ptfe ... but its still non-stick so I am not sure if its safe
     
  7. hrafn

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    Ceramic cookware is safe; it's just earthenware, or aluminum with a ceramic coating. Ceramic requires no PTFE to be non-stick.
     
  8. greys4u

    greys4u Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month

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    I have been using ceramic skillets from Walmart and a ceramic airfryer
     
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    Wow. I wish I had known this before my beloved Kuckoo passed away suddenly. I don’t cook on pans containing, only high quality 7-layer stainless steel.

    However I just realized that the day before his passing, I purchased a NEW bird water unit. Plastic. There is a chance it has a coating on it. I was gonna throw it out, as it was on sale for $1.34. If I find that is does have a coating, I will file a lawsuit against this company which I’ll name later. First thing in the morning, I am starting my investigation.

    Wish I would have known this sooner.
     
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  10. MarshallWI

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  11. Shezbug

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    When you say bird water unit are you talking about a type of water bowl for your bird?
     
  12. MarshallWI

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    Yes, it is a cylindrical tube that holds about 8oz. of water. When filling, a valve opens with gravity, allowing it to be filled. When the cylinder is tipped over, it won’t spill out. There is a small actuator that gets released when the tube it inserted into the corresponding cup holder (attached to side of cage that easily removes for daily cleaning), allowing water to fill into the “U” area.

    What I didn’t realize at first was the sound that he made when he “pecked” at the “U” area. Turns out THERE IS a thin coating on the plastic. He must have swallowed a tiny piece of the coating. I am assuming at this point it is of Teflon in it’s making. Further inspection is warranted, and I am taking it to a veterinarian to have looked at.

    So, disappointed and heart broken over his loss, and will ONLY use ceramic bowls, or stainless cups from now on with Sunshine.

    I feel so guilty it hurts.
     
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    Conair doesn’t use Teflon or PTFE in their products, just thought I would post this here too for anyone needing a safe hairdryer or anything else!
     

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  14. Veganature

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    So sorry to hear about everyone's loss of their precious babies. In Oliver's main cage I use a large water bottle that is commonly used for rabbits. It's mainly all plastic with the spout being metal with a large metal ball bearing in the spout to keep the water from spilling out. I just cover the bottle to keep light from hitting it since I've found there to be a very slight green film (possibly algae from the sunlight coming in from the kitchen window). The water bottle holds enough water that lasts approximately one month.
     
  15. Tiel Feathers

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    @Veganature if your bottle is made by Lixit, I know the plastic is safe because I called them once to ask about what type of plastic they use. Your bird should get their water changed once a day, and you definitely needs to wash your water bottle every day very thoroughly including inside the spout. Once a week you should disinfect it too.
     
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  16. Veganature

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    Hi Tiel Feathers. Are you absolutely sure about the water bottle? I've been using it for years and Oliver gets regular checkups by his Avian Specialist and he's had a clean bill of health each time. I clean his water bottle approximately every 4 weeks when I refill his bottle with bottled water. Just to be safe I called Oliver's vet and left a message with the receptionist regarding the use of a water bottle and I'm awaiting her reply. Thank you for the tip.
     
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  17. Veganature

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    Hi Tiel, just wanted to follow up with the response I received from Oliver's vet (see below). I will be removing the water bottle and using a water bowl from now on. Thanks again for posting this.

    CAEM Reception <caem@avianandexoticvets.com>
    Tue 3/12/2019 12:14 PM

    Hello Mr. Vega,
    Just wanted to follow up on the earlier conversation we had about the drinking dish. So i got confirmation from the medical staff that it is far more recommended to use a water bowl for drinking VS a water bottle. Drinking from a bottle long term and even sometimes short term can cause bacteria to grow inside the bottle even when they are cleaned, it also disrupts the amount of water intake your bird may be wanting to actually get. They are not ideal for birds and bigger mammals than say a guinea pig or rat. Hope this helped!
     
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