12-09-2016, 08:18 PM
Safe Metals to Use for Toys
There have been several questions regarding safe metals one can use for making Budgie Toys.
Steel and Iron
Safe but rust when introduced to water.
Rust is Not safe for budgies
Does not rust but corrodes into an aluminum oxide, a grayish white substance that is powdery in appearance.
Aluminum oxide is non-toxic when ingested or handled.
Most of the metals parts that come with toys from reputable stores and manufacturers will be either stainless steel or nickel plated.
Budgies cannot chew through nickel plating so nickel plated metal used for toys is considered to be safe.
Heavy Metal Poisoning can result from: Zinc, Lead, Copper, Mercury and peeling Chrome
Heavy Metal Poisoning in Budgies - Budgie Health