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Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: buddy] #181943
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you cage is not brass is it?

Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Joephazonx] #181954
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why is brass bad ? just wondering?


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Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*] #181959
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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

Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*] #181960
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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.

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ohhh wow im glad i know that now. i will never by a brass cage, although i think there ugly anyway hee hee hee


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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.

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yes, it's very important. no brass

Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Joephazonx] #181972
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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.

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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.


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If you can fit a macaw cage in your room, why not a 18x18x30 cage?


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