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Old 08-11-2017, 07:37 PM
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Default Cage or Aviary Wire Mesh Must be Safe for your Budgie


Mesh or Wire Must be Safe for Your Budgies


Budgies are extremely susceptible to Heavy Metal Poisoning

If you are using galvanized wire on the budgie's cage, it is important to clean it carefully.

If you wish to use stainless steel mesh, there are different options:

1-2-inch-stainless-hex-mesh-20-gauge

2-x-1-2-mesh

If you choose to use galvanized metal, you'll need to scrub it completely with white vinegar and a stiff brush. As per the information in the following link, doing so will remove any loose particles of zinc although it does not completely eliminate it.

If you choose to use galvanized metal, you'll need to scrub it completely with white vinegar and a stiff brush.
As per the information in the following link, doing so will remove any loose particles of zinc although it does not completely eliminate it.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...pet-birds.html


Please note: we have members on the forum who have cleaned the galvanized metal used to build their cages and indicated they have not had problems.
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