There are plenty of places that the average person expects to see stainless steel – kitchen appliances, modern furniture, and tools – but what about a bird cage? Manufacturers may choose stainless steel because it is attractive and fetches a higher sale price. When used for a bird cage, however, stainless steel is incredibly functional, and well worth the top-tier price tag. The most commonly touted benefits include:
- ability to last a lifetime
- resistance to rust and stains
- no powder coating to flake off
- easier to clean
- easier to disinfect
- ability to stand up to the strongest parrot beaks
- being completely non-toxic
If you already have a large parrot cage, it’s likely that you have a cage with a non-toxic powder coating over wrought iron bars. This is the industry standard for bird cages because it is affordable, durable, easily customizable, and widely available.
Although it is true that powder coating is durable under normal circumstances, it is still possible that it may be chipped off by a persistent parrot beak; if this occurs, the wrought iron below may be exposed to water and air, which will turn into rust! Rust may be toxic to your parrot if it is ingested. This is why we call stainless steel cages completely non-toxic. Stainless steel is easier to clean and disinfect than powder coating because it is a smooth, even surface across the entire cage without bumps or crevices that may hide debris or bacteria.
What else would you like to know about stainless steel bird cages? Stay tuned! For the next few weeks, we’re going to take an in-depth look at our entire line of Rainforest stainless steel parrot cages. Leave us a comment below so we make sure we hit all of your questions or concerns. You can also contact us on our Facebook page. Happy parronting!
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