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shay8317
« on: May 10, 2007 08:39:20 AM »

I have seen some homemade bird cages made out of some kind of wire screens and pvc pipes. Anyone know of any sites where they show you show to make them?? Anyone make one themselves? THANKS in advace!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 01:32:51 PM »

http://www.petinfo4u.com/askbird.htm#Build%20Bird%20Cage

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008 11:55:23 PM »

Some PVC contains lead. Be aware of this: position your frame outside the wire.
You can buy wire rolls; galvanized before welding contains less zinc and is more bird-safe. It does rust faster, so you have to keep up with the cleaning.
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mangomerle
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008 12:13:34 PM »

Copper wire would be even safer than any welded or galvanized wire you could buy (because zinc can cause some really bad nervous system problems), but more expensive if you find it. As a rule, the safest metals are the ones you would normally find in your kitchen; like stainless steel, iron and copper.

I've built cages for my birds before; wooden ones for zebra finches and wood frame ones with aluminum screen for zebra finches and small parakeets. Unfortunately I do not have any photos of any of these cages, but if you have questions I would be happy to help in any way I can.
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The Muffin
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008 06:39:20 PM »

I would NOT make your own bird cage unless you're going to shell out the cash for Stainless Steel wire (galvanized is NOT safe), and if you do go with SS, it's probably cheaper just to buy a high quality cage.

I don't think copper is safe for birds either.
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