rust

by nelson
(texas)

will rust on a formerly brass cage hurt my scarlett macaw?

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Aug 27, 2008
Will Rust hurt Scarlet Macaw
by: Kralice4u

If your Macaw is a chewer (most likely it is) It is NOT good for it to have metal in its system.
There are ways that you can fix the cage to make it safe, but I really would not suggest it for someone that really does not have experience in doing so.
Your bird is worth investing in a cage for him.

Aug 27, 2008
rust
by: Lori

I don't know if rust in harmful but it does weaken the cage. I'm more concerned about the size and strength of the old brass cage. It's probably time to upgrade to the bigest stainless steel cage you can afford. I rescued an african grey and he came with an old rusty brass cage. There was very little room for toys and he only had one perch. I ordered a huge stainless steel cage and filled it with perches and toys. It's been 6 years now and he is a totaly different bird. Healthy and happy and he no longer chews on his feathers.

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