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CHEWED THROUGH PAINT ON CAGE!!!!

Jeagerbrot

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My sun conure is chewing through the paint coat on his A&E cage and I don't know what to do!! Should I buy a better quality cage like stainless steel or aluminum? I didn't even know a sized beak like his could chew through the paint. I also don't know if I should get in contact with a veterinarian to talk about the paint he might have ingested.

The cage that he chewed through is the A&E Cage Company Green Palace Dometop Bird Cage, 32" L X 23" W X 63" H. Kind of disappointed in A&E, I've only had it for two years and now I have to get it replaced.

I am also going to be an upcoming collage student and I don't have that much money to spend, I was thinking on getting him a king cage because ive heard that those have a strong and thick paint coating, but i'm not sure.

any ideas on what to do?:scared2:
 

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Oh that is not good :(

If you think he has ingested the paint chips then I would feed some almond butter or safe peanut butter to try to help it pass through his system and I would also call the vet to see what they suggest you do moving forward.
I would contact the company see what they have to say about their paint being chipped off so soon but I would also be looking for a SS or aluminium cage if your bird is a paint chipper.
 

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Thank you for the advice!! I love him but he tends to destroys everything but most of his toys! :dead:

I think I am either going to get the prevue pet products medium SS cage or the King Cage play pen Bird Cage

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The SS option is smaller than his current but he is out of his cage most of the time so I don't think it matters too much , and King cages are known for their hard to chew paint finishes, so I don't think his conure beak is going to chew through that

And yeah I am messaging A&E about this I know there isn't much they can do but its just nice for them to know. Definitely not getting that brand for maybe future birbs
 

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I would not assume he can't chew through the King's. While it is more durable, I would personally not want to take the risk. My Hahns tore through some of the powder coating on an Avian Adventures cage which also boasted a more durable finish.
 

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Yeah, as much as I would hate to admit, you are right. I don't want to risk him eating through the king cage too, then I would have to buy yet another. SS or aluminum it is
 
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