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I'm thinking to get my room painted as a rainforest for Rio my African grey!, is it safe for him, and well my concern is do Greys pick on oil painting directly on the wall? as I will paying alot of money, but my main concern is Rio's health?

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Firstly, you will need to make sure he is well away from that room for a pretty long time after it is painted due to the fumes so he may even need to stay somewhere completely separate

Secondly, I think most paints are toxic to them but as long as they have plenty to do around them I can't imagine them ingesting it often at all. My Alexandrines and orange winged Amazon have shred all of my wall paper in their room (and not eaten it) and they're great
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Helo Everyone

I'm thinking to get my room painted as a rainforest for Rio my African grey!, is it safe for him, and well my concern is do Greys pick on oil painting directly on the wall? as I will paying alot of money, but my main concern is Rio's health?

Much appreciated.
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alarm bells went off in my head when i read what you wrote. SO....
i asked a friend of mine who has written a parrot book. i proof read it. he had a big section on dangers to birds. this is his reply.

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Oil based (alkyd paint)
paints are considered toxic to birds. Also, these
paints take up to 30 days to cure. It is usually best
to remove your birds from the premises for 30 days, when
painting with oil based paints.....
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maybe have it painted with acrylic paint instead. keep birds out of the area till the paint dries. [my suggestion]
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Firstly, you will need to make sure he is well away from that room for a pretty long time after it is painted due to the fumes so he may even need to stay somewhere completely separate

Secondly, I think most paints are toxic to them but as long as they have plenty to do around them I can't imagine them ingesting it often at all. My Alexandrines and orange winged Amazon have shred all of my wall paper in their room (and not eaten it) and they're great
Many Thanks...I will further check into this
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