Our little birdies seem to have POOR developed senses of SMELL & TASTE.
And for the wild birds ( flying in the air) 'smells often leave
quickly in the air. Birds have fewer taste buds than we do.
Like more on the roof 'of mouth? not in the tongue.
Poor sense to taste BUT great sense of sight & hearing.
Maybe the cooking ( hearing the cooking?) But I doubt
Could be RE: cooking the egg? The pan it is cooked in.
We must be very careful not to use teflon pans ect.
You can read more about that on line. Very bad for birds.
But sometimes I swear my birds smells things
As a caring
owner I TRY to cook ahead of time before 'getting my bird up'
I try to think how 'I feel when I smell certain foods'
Sometimes turning on a small fan helps circulate air ect.
To that end, I had a bird once WHO wasn't feeling good one day.
When I made coffee the bird SQUAWKED (like letting me know)
and I so I thought she could smell the coffee. So I try to
use common sense 'the best I can' SO we're always learning
about our chirpy cheeky little friends aren't we?
So maybe NOT the EGG? Maybe the PAN. The Teflon CAN KILL
them instantly OMG. Of course I would have thought (like you)
The egg but 'No So I guess the birds have a sense of smell?
But maybe NOT a very good sense of smell. Though we must
watch out for FUMES and bad for the birds. there's alot to learn.