Repainting Bird Cages

Answers to questions about painting and repainting bird cages are usually incorrect because of the myths created by the media. Overly concerned parrot owners have greenwing_paintbrushaccidentally and dramatically reinforced these myths.

Almost all paints sold in the United States since the 1970’s are edible when dry. The government has gone to great lengths to assure all paints available to residential home owners do not contain lead, zinc or other toxins that could hurt children if ingested. So, any paint sold, at any retail paint store, for home use should be safe to use. Just in case read the instructions carefully.

While the dried paint is non-toxic this in not always true of the chemicals that ‘flash’ off of the paint as it dries.

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