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  1. Happy belated hatchday to you, Corky!
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  4. I am very sorry this happened. My condolences. How devastated you must feel. Thank you for the warning so others may now know not to use these types of heaters.
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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your loss! Our hearts go out to you during this time! Thank you for sharing your story. Please reach out if you would like to chat or just rant about things. Losing a pet is tough (they are family after all!) and sometimes it's nice to chat with people during this trying time.
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  6. Sad. So extremely sorry this happened to you. I also assume there was teflon (aka polytetrafluoroethylene/PTFE) in the heating unit. Many companies don't emphasize that many pots, pans, toaster ovens, space heaters, air fryers, slow-cookers, etc., contain this dangerous product. I even bought a ceramic frying skillet a few years back, and the small (and I mean very small print!) mentioned it was a danger to birds due to a fluorocarbon agent. Yeah, a ceramic skillet. I mean, c'mon, you buy ceramic to AVOID a non-stick polytetrafluoroethylene-type pan. I am leery of anything coa
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  7. I had only left the house for a couple of hours, to visit for a thanksgiving dinner. I often bring a bird with me when I visit on holidays; the family all like them. Yesterday, I brought my grey, Toby; he talks a lot, eats anything, very well behaved, doesn't bite. So he's good company wherever I go out. But when I came home, my pionus was dead on the bottom of his cage. The space heater, a STANLEY St-221A-120, was spewing out putrid smelling hot air out of it's front vent. No smoke, but the stench was terrible. The power switch was fuzed solid, I couldn't turn it off, so I unplugged it and to
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  8. I am so so sorry to hear this happened to you/your bird.
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  9. My heart sunk when I read this on another forum. I'm so, so sorry. I can't even begin to imagine how devastated you are over the loss your beloved baby. I believe many space heaters have teflon coated elements. Sounds like yours must have had a short, which overheated those elements. I sincerely appreciate your sharing this information, as I know that it can help others moving forward. I'm so very sorry, Don. My heart goes out to you.
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