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Last Post 15-05-2013 4:08 PM by  Scott
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15-05-2013 6:28 AM

    Greetings Pop Pickers 


    I am on a limited budget and trying to acquire a cage for the Parrot i don't have the money to buy.


    I have seen a couple of cages on eBay that have a little rust on them.

    Is it safe to repair and paint with something like Hammerite™ ??


    Thanks


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    15-05-2013 8:31 AM
    Please stay away from cages that have rust on them. I would never paint any cage either as most paints are not safe to use.
    I'm sure you could come across a good second hand cage that is rust free and safe in the classified ads in your local paper. At least then you would be able to inspect it fully and be confident that it will not harm a bird.
    A good safe environment for your bird is an absolute must.


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    15-05-2013 9:44 AM
    Totally agree with Ann. It is frightening the number of people on forums who claim this paint is safe, or that paint is safe for use on parrot cages. Whenever this happens I make a point of emailing the paint co. concerned to ask if is safe and not once has said yes so far.

    Some people claim that it is a part of the cage the bird cannot reach to chew so will be OK. Again, that is not the case. Paint continues to give off chemicals for a very long time, nothing that you or I would smell but they can be very harmful to birds. The second hand cages that I have, as Ann recommends are bought locally where you can go and see the condition. If they look like they have been touched up or are rusty then do not touch them. Good luck hunting!
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    15-05-2013 1:16 PM
    Also, don't buy a cage until you know that you have been approved for a bird that needs one. Some birds come with their own cages and to change them may cause upset. If the bird doesn't have a cage, then you will have plenty of time to source one. If you safehouse, your ACO should be able to help you with emergency cages.

    Also, different species obviously need different cage sizes and different bar spacing.
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    15-05-2013 1:47 PM
    Keep looking on eBay. I bought a lovely powder-coated cage secondhand, in perfect condition, for £36! Big enough for my two Amazons to live in. There are bargains out there. I agree with Helen, wait until you know that the bird you're getting doesn't have a cage already.
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    15-05-2013 4:08 PM
    Thank you for your advice, this has been noted and i shall now just keep an eye on the market and attempt to save a little cash.

    I suppose assembling a first aid/emergency kit should come first anyway.

    Thanks to you all

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