I was in the same situation as you. I was given a very large,
nice cage but it was rusted. I tried to sandblast it and then
used Krylon paint. Unfortunately, I noticed that my AG could
chip the paint off with his beak just by moving around and
grabbing onto the cage. I decided to have it powder coated. It
looks beautiful and almost like a brand new cage. I've been
using it for 2 years now. Good luck
On 3/21/08, Rick wrote:
> On 3/08/08, Elayna wrote:
>> I have a very large wrought iron cage, that due to
>> has slight rust on it now. My hope was to use it for an
>> outdoor cage on nice days, but now, because of the rust,
>> I'm not sure. What I am wondering is if I sandblast it
>> down, is there a specific type of safe paint, or even some
>> safe product that I can use to keep it from rusting? My
>> birds health is my highest priority, so if there is a
>> I'll just buy a new one and make this one a garden piece!
>> Also, due to the rising cost of shipping, making my own
>> toys, is getting quite expensive. My Macaw, chews through
>> wood so fast and I never want her to go with out, she
>> really doesn't like any other type of material. What is a
>> safe type of wood that I could buy at a lumber or hardware
>> store, that is also completely safe?
>> Thank You
> "KRYLON" spray paint is suppose to be pet safe.
> I have also attached a link for you regarding "safe paints"
> with birds.