rust in the cage

by Pamela
(San Jose, California-USA)

We have 2 sun conures that are 3 months old and we like to put them in a very large out-side cage that has some rust spots on it. Both birds love to climb around the cage will the rust spots hurt them? thanks, Brett & Pamela - Willow Glen San Jose, Calif .U.S.A.

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Jul 05, 2008
Rusty cage safe for birds?
by: The Vet

Rust has not been proven to cause problems in birds. I think you are safe to use the cage, unless there are other issues such as the strength of the wire is weakened from the rust and will allow them to escape; or the coating is inappropriate for birds and the paint contains zinc or lead.

Dr B

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