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Toxic metal in bird toys???

Karla2023

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Good afternoon my bird was diagnosed with heavy metal toxicity (copper). Can anyone recommend me where I can buy metal free toys. I am not sure what could have cause this. I have bought some rope perches from Amazon and some foraging toys also.
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So sorry to hear, hoping your birdie has a quick recovery!
Where are you located? I can help you find sites that can send to where you are.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear that! Where are you located, and what kinds of toys do they usually like?

In the meantime, here are our forum vendors who use make bird safe toys:

 

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I would try stainless steel toys; those are safe. I didn’t realize copper was a danger.

my boy has a Clattery set of stainless steel measuring spoons. If things are made for human or baby use they are ok. So measuring spoons for cooking are good.
 

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The only safe metals are nickel plated, stainless steel, and aluminum depending on the situation/bird (anodized aluminum for instance is safe, but non-anodized may not be safe for all birds as it is soft)
 

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I'm so sorry to hear that! Where are you located, and what kinds of toys do they usually like?

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Hi thank you so much my parrot likes wood and foraging she also like the ropes I hang on her cage but I am not sure if this rope is toxicBird rope

I am from Miami Florida
 

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I would try stainless steel toys; those are safe. I didn’t realize copper was a danger.

my boy has a Clattery set of stainless steel measuring spoons. If things are made for human or baby use they are ok. So measuring spoons for cooking are good.
Awesome thank you so much for the recommendations
 

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I don’t know which is the culprit. These two I got online 6E7F984B-1FEF-4A42-AAD0-108CAA1479EA.jpeg
 

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Miami Florida. Thank you for trying to help me.
I'm struggling to find any places, but theres bound to be some. I'll have another look tonight.
Have a look on 'Etsy' as well, there might be some good toys on there.
 

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What about your water? Water can contain high levels of copper as well. I'd suggest having your water tested for high levels of metals, i.e. copper, zinc, lead, etc. It can be filtered out using a Brita water filter.
 

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What about your water? Water can contain high levels of copper as well. I'd suggest having your water tested for high levels of metals, i.e. copper, zinc, lead, etc. It can be filtered out using a Brita water filter.
I give her the same water I drink we have a filter on the fridge. Should I still get a separate filter system for her?
 

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All the vendors on this site (link listed above by Mizzely) sell safe items and I believe they all post all over the US.
 

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All the vendors on this site (link listed above by Mizzely) sell safe items and I believe they all post all over the US.
I will buy her toys from the sites listed here from now on. Thank you so much
 

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I wouldn’t think water would’ve a source of copper poisoning. Pipes get flushed regularly which is why we’re not more concerned about composition of pipes in houses.
I don’t see any copper in those toys. Could she have chewed on an electrical wire? I’d guess that if any of those fasteners were toxic that would be zinc.

Im trying to remember if copper is used in soldering or welds?
 
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