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time for a new cage?

ive been finding some rust spots on ice's cage

mostly in the corners inbetween the bars
they are not very big, the size of a ball point pen tip

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what do you guys think?
i have never ever seen ice chew or even take an interest in her cage bars, exept for climbing

im really disapointed, ive only had this cage for 9 months,. and its already rusting.


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As long as he can't reach the rust spots it should be okay. If he can reach the spots then he could ingest it and that is harmful to birds. If he can get to the rust spots, then it definitely is time for a new cage.
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Is there no way you can use a certain paint or spray to cover up rust which is safe to birds?

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if i could find one yes, i suppose i could paint it over
that would save me a whole lot of money!


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There is paint. It's on a prevous post on here it talk cockatiels.
Just ask for non toxic metal paint spray would be better.
Less chance of a lump or bump to get his beak into.

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paint only covers up the rust, not rids the cage of it, they can still ingest it even if its painted over.

take fleece strips, wrap the places she is more likely to reach if you can dally and tsuka's old cage had some small spots of rust as well i wrapped what i could in fleece and had no problem.



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I've never tried it on a bird cage, so this is only a theory, but couldn't you remove the rust with steel wool and then paint it. I know steel wool removes rust on other types of metal quite well, just a suggestion, whatever you decide to do good luck
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I think I would also contact the maker... A cage should last longer than a year ... Good luck
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that fleece idea is really good. if our cages rust i will be sure to try that
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Thanks for all the amazing ideas you guys!!!

The fleece worked wonderfully!
I'll put up some pictures of the cage in the set up thread!


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Even if the fleece works I also agree that you should contact the company that made your cage because it definitely shouldn't be rusting after only 9 months!



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