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(Foobies)   Man sues oven-drip tray manufacturer because he thinks Teflon fumes made his pet parrot pass on, be no more, go to meet its Maker, cease to be, become an ex-parrot   (thelocal.de) divider line 54
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2013-01-14 07:44:23 AM  
Or, if he were a responsible bird owner, he would've prevented the f*cking drip pan from overheating in the first place.

[FAIL]

/someone should nail the owner to the perch
 
2013-01-14 07:44:53 AM  
Beautiful pan, lovely coating.

I'm not sure why this gets "unlikely" and not "dumbass", subby. While it probably wasn't teflon itself, other residues on the pan are likely at fault. I don't even own pet birds, and I know that their respiratory systems are easily overwhelmed by many common kitchen activities.
 
2013-01-14 07:54:07 AM  
They were already bleeding dead. The police took the liberty of examining them and the only reason that those birds were sitting on the perch is that they had been nailed there!
 
2013-01-14 07:55:49 AM  

t3knomanser: I'm not sure why this gets "unlikely" and not "dumbass", subby. While it probably wasn't teflon itself, other residues on the pan are likely at fault. I don't even own pet birds, and I know that their respiratory systems are easily overwhelmed by many common kitchen activities.


The Teflon coating could be to blame too. When teflon begins to decompose from heat, it gives off various fluorocarbon compounds that can kill birds, and are pretty toxic to humans too.
 
2013-01-14 08:11:39 AM  
Nice, Subby.
 
2013-01-14 08:14:43 AM  
Oh wait, is this a Monty Python reference? I love those! You don't see too many of those on Fark, we definitely need more.
 
2013-01-14 08:15:44 AM  
It's just restin'
 
2013-01-14 08:16:09 AM  
Unfortunately for the bird, the man that sold him wanted to be a lumberjack, so the owner wasn't warned about the dangers of teflon fumes around animals with powerful lungs.
 
2013-01-14 08:18:11 AM  
BronyMedic:
The Teflon coating could be to blame too. When teflon begins to decompose from heat, it gives off various fluorocarbon compounds that can kill birds, and are pretty toxic to humans too.

This. Why does a Teflon coated oven drip pan even exist? Doesn't Teflon begin to decay at around 400F?
 
2013-01-14 08:18:16 AM  
 
2013-01-14 08:18:28 AM  

lake_huron: Oh wait, is this a Monty Python reference? I love those! You don't see too many of those on Fark, we definitely need more.


Wait. Monty Pythons is obscure?!

images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-14 08:18:32 AM  
On the one hand, this is a known flaw of Teflon and similar coatings.

On the other hand, this modern obsession with "Something unfortunate but foreseeable that everybody but me already knew about happened to me, I must sue because there just aren't enough warning labels in this world!" annoys the hell out of me.

On the third hand, who the hell keeps their bird cages in the kitchen anyway?

/Warning: Peanut butter contains peanuts.
//Caution: Contents hot when heated.
 
2013-01-14 08:19:50 AM  

lake_huron: Oh wait, is this a Monty Python reference? I love those! You don't see too many of those on Fark, we definitely need more.


Just wondering why I haven't put you on ignore already. Must be your wry wit.
 
2013-01-14 08:20:10 AM  
Poor birds. RIP little feathered friends. May you fly free in lush jungles, where you were meant to be.
 
2013-01-14 08:20:26 AM  
www.morethings.com
 
2013-01-14 08:24:30 AM  
Dead likely.
 
2013-01-14 08:24:35 AM  
Pining for the fiords
 
2013-01-14 08:24:55 AM  
Birds are evil dinosaur bastards.
 
2013-01-14 08:25:07 AM  
Did it have a beautiful plummage?
 
2013-01-14 08:27:07 AM  
+1 subby take the day off

i180.photobucket.com
Had a parrot but it did not say it was hungry so it died
 
2013-01-14 08:31:59 AM  
He should be happy to know that his parrot slid in to heaven on a non stick surface.

Here at work, where I should be doing something something, I have a moderately hot pink parrot laying on it's back on the workstation. There's a sign above it that says "I'm just pining for the fjords." A lot of people don't get the reference. Their names go in to a book. What happens to them next is purely up to the whims of The Harvester of Souls. For I am just his poorly dressed servant.
 
2013-01-14 08:33:08 AM  
Now, Maya Angelou also knows why the caged bird screams.
 
2013-01-14 08:35:10 AM  

Voiceofreason01: BronyMedic:
The Teflon coating could be to blame too. When teflon begins to decompose from heat, it gives off various fluorocarbon compounds that can kill birds, and are pretty toxic to humans too.

This. Why does a Teflon coated oven drip pan even exist? Doesn't Teflon begin to decay at around 400F?


Exactly. This is why you never preheat a nonstick skillet without oil in the pan.

You know what could have saved the birds?

Coating a regular oven pan with this:
tactfullytruthful.com
 
2013-01-14 08:38:06 AM  
Perhaps if you put 4 million volts through it......
 
2013-01-14 08:38:17 AM  
I've never owned birds and know you can't cook with teflon if you have any.

I cook with cast iron because it is too heavy for the missus to swing at me...
 
2013-01-14 08:38:59 AM  
The same thing happened to my girlfriend's parrot. She was out of town so it was just me and Mr. Squawkers alone in the apartment. The bird and I didn't get along, to say the least. The first time I met him, he jumped up on my shoulder. I though, "Oh cool! Parrot on my shoulder! I must be at the beach!" I laughed and then the thing bit my ear with enough force to tear off the the lobe. Luckily I was able to grab it by the feet, pry it off, and smash it against the banister. The girlfriend dropped to her knees and comforted the unconscious bird while blood ran down my face, ruining my Girbaud shirt, which should've been enough of a warning flag to end the relationship right there. Messing with my Girbauds is like messing with my emotions.

Anyway, while she was gone, I was starving and all we had was a frozen pizza. I've got a cheese intolerance, so that wasn't going to cut it. So, I sneaked up behind the bird with a souvenir baseball bat and whacked the Christ out of it. I didn't know this, but bird's heads are barely attached, which allows them to turn their heads all around so they can find things to annoy behind them. Squawkers head put a hole in the drywall, which I had to fix with a patch kit from Home Depot. Even in his death, he was an annoying piece of shiat.

I plucked boiled his feathers off, then used sand paper to remove the stubborn down. Using our vacuum, I cleaned him out and then rubbed him with vegetable oil. Forty five minutes on 350 and he was delicious.

I told the girlfriend that he and I were playing in the kitchen sink while the pizza cooked. He jumped on my shoulder when we went to get it out of the oven, and a few minutes later, he was dead. I tried to resuscitate him with mouth-to-beak, but he was too far gone. She grieved, but I looked like a hero.

I thought I had everything cleaned up, but I forgot to empty the vacuum bag of his stinking innards. I tried to tell her that I was planning to have him stuffed so she could enjoy him forever, which is why there was no body, but the story unraveled when she then found his little tiny bones in the trash.

So yeah, this guy in the article knows exactly what I'm talking about. That Teflon stuff can be deadly for birds.
 
2013-01-14 08:40:04 AM  

lake_huron: Oh wait, is this a Monty Python reference? I love those! You don't see too many of those on Fark, we definitely need more.


Glad someone's on the ball.

/Flying Circus FTW
 
2013-01-14 08:40:37 AM  
The cause, he believes, was a new teflon-coated drip-tray which he did not realize could release fumes incredibly dangerous for birds. "I only found out afterwards on the internet," he said.

I'm usually on the side of the plaintiff but here, not so much.  Even I know teflon when over heated kills birds.  It was news in the late 1970's.  I'm thinking "not really engaged in the care of the birds" for some reason.

Shame about the birds though . . .
No moistened Bint laying about?
 
2013-01-14 08:40:58 AM  
I don't know if he'll win or not, but the lawsuit seems reasonable enough to bring forward.

And he's only suing for the cost to get new birds. It's not like he's claiming ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS for pain and suffering.
 
2013-01-14 09:10:48 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: I've never owned birds and know you can't cook with teflon if you have any.

I cook with cast iron because it is too heavy for the missus to swing at me...


She needs to work out. We don't own cast iron because my wife would take my head off with it. Aluminum bends and so saves my life.
 
2013-01-14 09:12:18 AM  
This thread is relevant to my interests.

/so late to the party
 
2013-01-14 09:23:38 AM  
I love Monty Python, and I love my feathered buddy.

There's no excuse for a bird lover who doesn't know that the fumes from overheated teflon will kill a bird.

None.
 
2013-01-14 09:29:20 AM  
Just bought a new oven/cooktop and the manual specifically warns of this
 
2013-01-14 09:34:44 AM  

spentmiles: I plucked boiled his feathers off, then used sand paper to remove the stubborn down. Using our vacuum, I cleaned him out and then rubbed him with vegetable oil. Forty five minutes on 350 and he was delicious.


This part of your bit is on par with the best satire that I've ever read.....heheh. Hpe you're able to make some money with your skills.

///I lost a green-cheeked conure in the 1990s when I scorched a teflon pot. Innocent accident resulting in my loved pet's death. Now a twenty year old story, but still.....Dammitz......
 
2013-01-14 09:35:07 AM  
I received 12 finches as a gift, and thought they were the coolest thing. Every night I would whistle taps to them before bedtime, and they would all hop into their nest with beaks pointing out. I found out the hard way that you don't cook with teflon around birds, as I overheated a pan once, then found them all dead the next morning. I certainly didn't sue the pan manufacturer over my dumbassery, and I won't "own" a bird ever again.
 
2013-01-14 09:38:29 AM  
The Larch
 
2013-01-14 09:40:57 AM  

spentmiles: The same thing happened to my girlfriend's parrot. She was out of town so it was just me and Mr. Squawkers alone in the apartment. The bird and I didn't get along, to say the least. The first time I met him, he jumped up on my shoulder. I though, "Oh cool! Parrot on my shoulder! I must be at the beach!" I laughed and then the thing bit my ear with enough force to tear off the the lobe. Luckily I was able to grab it by the feet, pry it off, and smash it against the banister. The girlfriend dropped to her knees and comforted the unconscious bird while blood ran down my face, ruining my Girbaud shirt, which should've been enough of a warning flag to end the relationship right there. Messing with my Girbauds is like messing with my emotions.

Anyway, while she was gone, I was starving and all we had was a frozen pizza. I've got a cheese intolerance, so that wasn't going to cut it. So, I sneaked up behind the bird with a souvenir baseball bat and whacked the Christ out of it. I didn't know this, but bird's heads are barely attached, which allows them to turn their heads all around so they can find things to annoy behind them. Squawkers head put a hole in the drywall, which I had to fix with a patch kit from Home Depot. Even in his death, he was an annoying piece of shiat.

I plucked boiled his feathers off, then used sand paper to remove the stubborn down. Using our vacuum, I cleaned him out and then rubbed him with vegetable oil. Forty five minutes on 350 and he was delicious.

I told the girlfriend that he and I were playing in the kitchen sink while the pizza cooked. He jumped on my shoulder when we went to get it out of the oven, and a few minutes later, he was dead. I tried to resuscitate him with mouth-to-beak, but he was too far gone. She grieved, but I looked like a hero.

I thought I had everything cleaned up, but I forgot to empty the vacuum bag of his stinking innards. I tried to tell her that I was planning to have him stuffed so she coul ...


Where the hell have you been? I've been missing this.
 
2013-01-14 10:13:39 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

/oblig
 
2013-01-14 10:43:33 AM  

xanadian: Or, if he were a responsible bird owner, he would've prevented the f*cking drip pan from overheating in the first place.

It doesn't have to overheat. The very act of cooking with it releases the fumes that killed the PARROTS (plural subby!). The stupid man shouldn't have kept his birds in the kitchen in the first place. If you must keep birds in the kitchen banish all non-stick pans from the kitchen (ceramic is okay) and don't forget to check the oven lining.

 
2013-01-14 11:15:24 AM  

t3knomanser: Beautiful pan, lovely coating.

I'm not sure why this gets "unlikely" and not "dumbass", subby. While it probably wasn't teflon itself, other residues on the pan are likely at fault. I don't even own pet birds, and I know that their respiratory systems are easily overwhelmed by many common kitchen activities.


It probably was the Teflon. Teflon can't take heat over 500 degrees. It starts to break down and what comes out is toxic. It's much more dangerous to birds than to people, an overheated Teflon pan is quite capable of killing birds.

Marcintosh: I'm usually on the side of the plaintiff but here, not so much. Even I know teflon when over heated kills birds. It was news in the late 1970's. I'm thinking "not really engaged in the care of the birds" for some reason.


It is a reasonably well known hazard but obviously not everyone knows it. It would be reasonable to put a warning on the pan.
 
2013-01-14 11:39:07 AM  
I thought every bird owner knew not to do this. Dumbass.
 
2013-01-14 11:55:17 AM  
It's pining!
 
2013-01-14 12:12:58 PM  

Loren: t3knomanser: Beautiful pan, lovely coating.

I'm not sure why this gets "unlikely" and not "dumbass", subby. While it probably wasn't teflon itself, other residues on the pan are likely at fault. I don't even own pet birds, and I know that their respiratory systems are easily overwhelmed by many common kitchen activities.

It probably was the Teflon. Teflon can't take heat over 500 degrees. It starts to break down and what comes out is toxic. It's much more dangerous to birds than to people, an overheated Teflon pan is quite capable of killing birds.


Teflon in general sucks ass. Supposedly, if you get little flakes of it in your food (the stuff wears out over time), it increases your risk of stomach cancer or some other nasty little illness, I forget which.

I'll only use a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. Non-stick well enough, PLUS you get awesome even heat with it.

Bit of a biatch, though, if you have to move it off the stove and put it somewhere else...it holds heat for quite some time.
 
2013-01-14 12:16:26 PM  
And now...
 
2013-01-14 01:28:11 PM  
I like how the image provided isn't even the right species. It's the equivalent of "what a parrot may look like" because I really, really doubt he had a pair of what appears to be Spix's macaws. You know, considering that would be over 2% of the remaining population.

But yeah, avoid teflon, keep the parrot out of the kitchen, and don't let stuff burn or overheat on the stove. It's called being responsible, both as a pet owner and a person who is theoretically mature enough to be let near stuff that can burn you. And for anyone considering getting a parrot of any size (that means budgies and cockatiels too), make sure you look over resources that have safety information before bringing it home to prevent easily-avoidable bird deaths. A lot of it probably also is valid for softbills like finches/canaries too.
 
2013-01-14 02:11:17 PM  

netcentric: Pining for the fiords


Came here for this
 
2013-01-14 03:20:33 PM  
It's kind of scary that Teflon is potentially so toxic to birds and yet we don't pay it any mind for the danger is poses to ourselves. The whole "canary in a coal mine" thing ...
 
2013-01-14 03:43:01 PM  
just a drive-by, but +1 for monty python reference
 
2013-01-14 04:20:05 PM  
Birds are sensitive to lots of fumes. If you're a bird owner, invest in a good range hood at least 600 CFM, vent it to the outdoors (no useless charcoal filter recirculating), and use it every time you turn on the stove/oven.

Obviously try not to overheat any teflon pans too, but if you do at least it will be vented outside while you're not paying attention.
 
2013-01-14 04:24:00 PM  
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