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levi <email address not displayed>
levi wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Thank you for confirming my questions, this helps alot. > > Levi > > > (No name) wrote: > > I think the main danger is for birds that chew on the paint and > wire. > > Finches don't do that as a rule, though if there are loose chips of > > paint or metal chips on the bottom they may eat them. Birds that > eat > > grit (finches, pigeons, chickens, etc) are naturaly attracted to > pick > > up and swallow small shiny objects. A good friend of mine lost a > > pigeon because the bird ate several brass tacks! > > > > However, back to your question - I've seen painted mesh used for > > finch aviaries with no problems. I don't think the type of paint is > > of any concern with finches, as long as the paint holds well to > metal > > and does not get loose and flaking over time. If you are going to > use > > the cage for parrots though, your best bet is to find a shop that > > will sandblast and powdercoat the cage. It's a bit more costly, but > > powdercoating holds up much better to small-medium parrots. For a > > really huge parrot, stainless steel is best. > > > > levi wrote: > > > understanding that spray paint is toxic to birds, how can you > restore > > > a used bird cage? everyone knows that the cages tend to rust and > show > > > wear over time which can really hide how beautiful the cage is. > Is > > > there spray paint that is safe? > > > i have a larger cage that im wanting to fix up and use for > finches, > > > is the danger with using spray paint that the fids will chew on > the > > > metal and ingest paint chips? is that a real worry with finches? > > > > > > any suggestions appreciated!
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