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Hi everyone!

A few days ago we added a new mirror to the cage which is suspended by a chain. The mirror is great fun but they seem to love the chain more.

I was thinking of making the cage door in to a drawbridge using the thinner chain in the picture attached. The thicker chain I was thinking of using to just dangle in a corner so they can fuss over it. I have used two coins to show the scale of the chain. A pound coin and a quarter.

The chain or links have never been used for anything before and I intend to soak them in bird safe disinfectant overnight before I do anything with them.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:07 PM
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Hi everyone!

A few days ago we added a new mirror to the cage which is suspended by a chain. The mirror is great fun but they seem to love the chain more.

I was thinking of making the cage door in to a drawbridge using the thinner chain in the picture attached. The thicker chain I was thinking of using to just dangle in a corner so they can fuss over it. I have used two coins to show the scale of the chain. A pound coin and a quarter.

The chain or links have never been used for anything before and I intend to soak them in bird safe disinfectant overnight before I do anything with them.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!
In my opinion, the carabiner could pinch any bird badly if they were to push on it. So I would use the screw type like you have instead.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:05 PM
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The chain has to be stainless steel or, I think, chrome for it to be safe. Most chain has zinc in it which is poisonous for birds (heavy metal poisoning).
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Generally, mirrors are not recommended as budgies can become obsessed with them. Shredding toys or wooden toys are better choices.
Please take the time to review the information in this link:

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html

Be careful that you choose safe metals when using any metal fixtures in your birds' cage. Heavy metal poisoning is a very real concern for our budgies.

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

With regard to using chain as a toy, I would use plastic links rather than metal.

The idea of making the cage door into a "drawbridge" doesn't sound as though that would be very safe for the birds.
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