LisaShea Forum Logo
Search

Forum Areas
Parakeets
General Parakeet Chat
Keet Stories and Photos
Parakeet Photo Gallery
Budgie Training
Health and Medical Issues
Parakeet Breeding
In Memory Of ...
Non-Budgie Pets and Animals
Non-Budgie Animal Photos
Off-Topic for Keet Owners
Games
Animal Rights
Bird / Animal Books

General Discussion
Books, TV, Movies
Da Vinci Code
Dreams
Japanese Culture
Life, Universe, Everything
Online Courses
Politics
Religious Research
Show Your Own Work
Work From Home / Writing

Budgie Photos
My violet female budgie
my cage
two blues
Sponsored Link
Support Our Friends
The Child Health Site
Page 3 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#181943 - 05/15/07 06:13 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: buddy]
Joephazonx Offline
Long Time Friend

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 780
Loc: Penslyvania
um...

you cage is not brass is it?

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181954 - 05/15/07 06:33 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Joephazonx]
*6 budgie nutz* Offline
Soulmate

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 2082
Loc: PA
why is brass bad ? just wondering?
_________________________
TEEKA R.I.P 6-1-07 R.i.p meeko 8-20-2010
allaboutkeets.cabanova.com

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181959 - 05/15/07 06:43 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*]
Joephazonx Offline
Long Time Friend

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 780
Loc: Penslyvania
yes, it's VERY dangerous and toxic to parakeets and other birds. If it's made of brass, then I highly suggest you get them out of that cage, if not, then leave them there. Also, no copper either.


They can die from scraping off the metal and ingesting it.


Steel or vinyl coated cage is fine

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181960 - 05/15/07 06:43 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*]
Aerial Offline
Best Friend

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1925
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and cages that are brass plated will tarnish over time and since this plating isn't strong, can easily be chewed off. This could become toxic to the bird.

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181963 - 05/15/07 06:44 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Aerial]
*6 budgie nutz* Offline
Soulmate

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 2082
Loc: PA
ohhh wow im glad i know that now. i will never by a brass cage, although i think there ugly anyway hee hee hee
_________________________
TEEKA R.I.P 6-1-07 R.i.p meeko 8-20-2010
allaboutkeets.cabanova.com

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181966 - 05/15/07 06:49 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*]
Aerial Offline
Best Friend

Registered: 02/14/05
Posts: 1925
It's not widely known about brass cages and unfortunately if the store owners know, they certainly don't advertise the fact.

Also be wary of brass toys and fittings.

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181968 - 05/15/07 06:50 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Aerial]
Joephazonx Offline
Long Time Friend

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 780
Loc: Penslyvania
yes, it's very important. no brass

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181972 - 05/15/07 06:52 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Joephazonx]
Parrish Offline
Regular

Registered: 05/06/07
Posts: 83
IDK if the cage is brass. How can I tell?

BTW I would screen the Macaw cage with a screen that dosnt have sharp edges IMO. But I don't think I'm going to go that route anyways.

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#181975 - 05/15/07 06:57 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Parrish]
*6 budgie nutz* Offline
Soulmate

Registered: 03/25/07
Posts: 2082
Loc: PA
nah i think it would be best to just buy another cage, like the person said above, try to sell the macaw cage and use that money for a new one. but first measure the bar spaceing, to see if it is 1/2 inch or less, because maybe your parents just bought the cage cuz it was big enough for the macaw, not neccesarily that it was made specally for a macaw. the cage im getting it is big enough for a macaw and it has a 1/2 inch bar spaceing.
_________________________
TEEKA R.I.P 6-1-07 R.i.p meeko 8-20-2010
allaboutkeets.cabanova.com

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
#182089 - 05/16/07 04:07 AM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*]
Stephen Offline
True Blue Soulmate

Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 10121
Loc: North Carolina
If you can fit a macaw cage in your room, why not a 18x18x30 cage?
_________________________
RIP Jayka, Grayson, and Emmit

Top

Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Twitter Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Facebook Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to MySpace Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Del.icio.us Digg Re: New bird or no new bird? Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Yahoo My Web Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Google Bookmarks Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Stumbleupon Add Re: New bird or no new bird? to Reddit
Page 3 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >

Moderator:  Lisa Shea 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Latest Posts
Find your Enameled Aluminum Wire
by enameledaluminum
4 seconds ago
porcelain cyanotype ornament designs
by mnopqr354716
12/13/17 02:02 PM
Training two budgies
by mnopqr354716
12/13/17 02:01 PM
Rise of Gig Economy
by Swati Gupta
12/13/17 03:43 AM
Gears Steampunk wood palette cyanotype
by Lisa Shea
12/12/17 10:52 AM
Wing Flipping
by Lisa Shea
12/12/17 10:38 AM
kittens
by Lisa Shea
11/29/17 11:56 PM
Meditate
by Lisa Shea
11/29/17 10:54 PM
Lisa Shea Origami in the Blackstone Valley Xpress
by Lisa Shea
11/24/17 07:09 PM
abstract cyanotype grid
by Lisa Shea
11/24/17 04:22 AM
Forum Guidelines
This forum takes web safety issues very seriously. Please make sure you have read and understood our Forum Guidelines before posting.
Sponsored Link
Support Our Friends
The Animal Rescue Site