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Painting cage base

Discussion in 'Budgie Boulevard' started by Birdlovesme, 4/18/17.

  1. Birdlovesme

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    Is it okay if I paint the base of their cage white? I want it to match my room, but if I can't that's ok..
     
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    what type of paint do you plan to use ??
     
  4. Birdlovesme

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    no I can't but I'm calling someone that may be able to help @JLcribber
     
  6. Milestone

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    That would depend on the base material and then the paint type you would have to choose. Sounds a little risky but I believe it is possible.
     
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    I know soy paint is safe for small animals and I assume it's safe for birds as well. But I'm not 100% on that. I assume the base is plastic? I'm not sure if soy paint would work on plastic.

    @JLcribber would know best if other paints would work and are safe :)
     
  8. JLcribber

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    What kind of base are you talking about? A steel stand? A plastic tub?

    If it's just for a budgie, it's on the outside (if it's a tub) so the bird isn't chewing it it doesn't really matter what you paint it with as long as you do it somewhere else and make sure it's dried/cured before you bring it back.

    If it's something the bird is going to chew there is no safe paint.
     
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    It's the plastic base around the cage, and they can't chew on it.
    How would I cure the base afterwards?
    Thanks everyone.
     
  10. SandraK

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    Personally, I wouldn't paint it. I'd let the base stand out from the rest of your room - make a statement with your fids cage. As John said, I wouldn't trust any paint around a bird, no matter what the manufacturer says.
     
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