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Bonjour !

I've noticed lately that my buddy's cage has a few rusty spots where the paint is chipped. Is there something I can do to repair this, or should we get him a new cage?

 

Gonna break my rusty caaaaaaage

and run

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Yeah, you're right. In fact, I just noticed today that he had been chewing the paint off of it! So this came not a moment too soon! We kept an identical cage in the basement that had belonged to our conure. I miss her. This cage is in much better shape, and I spent some time cleaning it up for Timmy.

Thanks for ... oh man, there's a word for it, and it ends with -ize, I think. It's kind of like verify, but it's something else. Not rationalize, not... ah, I'm not sure what the word is. Thank you.

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My birds seem to readily chip away at the paint whenever they can. So frustrating. Wish there were alternatives besides switching over to all stainless steel cages. That would break the bank in my household, as we have 13.

 

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Ah that sucks. I'm thankful that Alfie doesn't pick the paint off his cage because the alternatives are SO much more expensive. However, if I did find any rust or defects, he'd be getting a replacement. Good news that you have one to hand... and that it's identical. :)

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I will need to get new cages one day..I think the cost of SS cages equals the $$ spent replacing metal cages over time  ...no?  

 

Okay, I just looked..I am wrong!   lol

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Alfie has had four cages over his lifetime (he's 18 next month). Only one of them developed a defect (one of the bars came loose and I was worried he could pull it about and injure himself on it).

His original cage (the one that developed the fault) was replaced by a corner cage, because I moved him from my bedroom to the dining room in my parents house and the corner cage fitted the space better. I kept the original cage though and used that again when I moved out, as it fitted the space in my rented house better. Alfie also prefers horizontal space to vertical space, so the original cage was better suited to that as well. When my housemates moved out and I had the whole house to play with I upgraded him to the biggest cage I could find... which was also when the cage bar on his original cage became a problem anyway. I then bought my own house and he's still in that big cage now. Recently I bought him another cage (not quite as big as his regular cage) so that he can join me upstairs when I work from home. This will also be his 'holiday home' if he ever needs to stay at my parents house or elsewhere.

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