I Would like to make my own bird cage. I recently Bought Finches. I plan on getting more. My cage is going to be large, like an aviary. Can anyone help me on this project please.
My bird cage have rusty spots on the bottom so I need to retouch it. Where can I find the safe cream paint to do the job?
Annette, I had the same problem with my bird cage. It started rusting within just a week of buying it. The store wouldn't replace it, and I had to really fight and get beligerent to get the manufacturer to replace it. But they told me to just throw the original one away instead of returning it.
I couldn't see doing that so I went to Lowe's and talked to one of the men working in the paint department. I was terrified of getting a paint with lead in it. (Had lost a bird once years ago due to buying a used and painted cage). Anyway. He told me that a few years ago all lead based spray paints were taken off the shelves. Now all spray paints are lead free.
I decided to take a chance and bought some. I gave the cage a good cleaning and then 2 good coats of spray paint. Now I have 2 cages, so when it's time to give the cage a good cleaning I put them in the one that is not being used at the time. They get swapped back and forth between the two cages about once a month. In 9 months I've never seen a bit of problem with my 2 birds.
So if your cage needs painting, get some spray paint. I used Valspar brand. A little more expensive but not a lot. And it's worked great so far.
Good luck with yours.