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Old 09-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #11
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Remember too that Parrotlets and other small birds don't have the beak strength of the larger parrots to bite off and ingest powder coating particles that may contain heavy metals. With the larger parrots or any parrot who likes to chew the cage bars, it is a concern.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:11 PM   #12
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Thanks Chapala for your comment. I could not afford a really expensive stainless steel cage and purchased a powder coated cage and was really scared for my p'let but now I feel better.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:23 PM   #13
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Parrotlets can get sick from just being in an infected cage. They don't have to eat the paint at all. Just have contact with it over a period of time.

www.kingscages.com contain paint on cages that is lead free. They do have an cheaper / econ. line as well. There are inexpensive quality lead free cages located on there website.

All of my babies have cages purchased from kings cages. They're excellent.

Beware of what you're getting and how it may affect the health of the parrotlet in the future.
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Old 10-22-2009, 04:24 PM   #14
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The possibility of lead being present in foreign-made cages is certainly alarming. I recently ordered a King's cage, now I'm doubly happy that I did my research on possible toxicity beforehand.

I just hope the claims King's makes about their products being lead-free are true!
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #15
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Had anyone tested a Value Crate cage? I've got two flight cages coming from them tomorrow.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:59 AM   #16
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Had anyone tested a Value Crate cage? I've got two flight cages coming from them tomorrow.
I had a sampling of components from my 2 new Value Crate PCFT32 black flight cages tested for lead using X-ray Flouroscopy down to the level of ppm, I believe with a sensitivity to 19 ppm. I tested a stand piece, a front panel, back panel, side panel, and bottom grate. All tested negative for me. These also sell under the brand name of Everila.

It's good to know that this seller was being honest with me. The testing was only $50. Will be posting a thorough unboxing and review in the housing forum in the next few days.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #17
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Maddie, in regards to the cage that you mentioned in this post; did you ever get it tested and did it show lead or zinc in toxic amounts? Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #18
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You may very well have saved another heartache in our home. I was going to purchase a cage from China this week, on the less expensive end I will admit. Thank you for sharing this. I'll be looking into a Kings Cage now, aluminum as the SS is out of my league right now. Hopefully they are fine...
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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Maddie, in regards to the cage that you mentioned in this post; did you ever get it tested and did it show lead or zinc in toxic amounts? Thanks.
No, sorry, I never did get it tested.

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