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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KidsandGuineas, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. KidsandGuineas

    KidsandGuineas Chirping

    May 11, 2016
    Grand Rapids MN
    something I learned the hard way recently...
    Shatter proof light bulbs will kill birds! The bulbs are coated with teflon which makes them shatter proof but...when teflon is heated it emits a gas that is deadly to birds. some companies have warnings on packaging but most do not.

    if your birds are dying for no reason - check your light bulbs!

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Yep, this is something all parrot owners are aware of but not most poultry people. To add, if anyone keeps house chickens, teflon and nonstick pans will do the same thing along with self cleaning ovens - never run the self clean cycle if you keep birds indoors.

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