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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries

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Old 01-22-2019, 09:58 PM
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So, I received my replacement F040 cage today, and have it together. I can't say it's perfect, but it is usable. But I do have one problem, that I'm hoping someone knows a quick fix for...

After getting the cage together, I noticed a few small chips in the paint coat here and there. I've seen the post about cleaning and refinishing cages, and I'm sure I can something like Rustoleum to do touch ups here and there, but am wondering if there is a better product that is budgie safe, and wouldn't require me to cure the cage for a month?

I can't imagine taking it apart again to either send it back or put in replacement parts, since it wasn't the easiest to put together, and the chips are fairly minor. I just don't want rust to be an issue for the bird.

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Where are the chips?
Are they in an area where the budgie can get to them?

I can't believe you've had so much trouble -- I have several F040s and F050s and never had the problems you've gone through.

Did you place your order through a Canadian or a US supplier? I'm wondering if the supplier is dealing in "seconds" or something.
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Faery,

There are some small chips on a few of the cage bars (mainly the thicker gauge wire), and one chip on the locking bar to one of the larger doors. There were a few scratches, but not in spots that the bird could have any contact with. There were other issues as well.

I'm not sure what's going on. The seller is Prevue Hendryx (through Amazon Canada), and I know the the cage shipped from the US. My mother ordered the white model of the same cage before Christmas, with no issues. Except now that colour has jumped in price significantly.

I contacted PH, asking if they had some kind of special bird safe paint for touch-ups (they don't), and they took my info, including pictures of the chips/damage. Still waiting to hear back on if they will send replacement parts. The rep said that if it's a significant number of parts that need to be replaced, they'll tell me to just send it back to Amazon. Not that I would expect to get something better since so far the track record isn't good.

We just don't have good selection here - one or two bird specialty shops in the province sell the same cage... but for a few more hundred dollars more. the better quality cages are even more than that, and with Parker now showing signs of illness, I'm going to be spending my money on vet care
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Unfortunately, I don't know of any bird-safe paints that don't need time to "cure".
I'll try to do a bit of research tomorrow to see if I can come up with any suggestions for you.
I just hate that you are going through all these problems with the cage and that Parker is now ill on top of everything.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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