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Nickel plated bird toys and toy parts – do they contain zinc?

Young girl kissing head of cockatiel
On your nickel plated toys and toy parts, is there any zinc in the core metal?

First it’s almost impossible to void zinc entirely much like tryiing to avoid lead in the air both you and I are breathing right now. 
Zinc is an integral part of a parrot’s diet. It is found in many of the nuts the eat, fruits veggies and even eggs. Small amounts of zinc are acceptable. birds need zinc for growth and the body to function properly but don;t confuse this with the problem of zinc toxicity. 
After selling our toys and hardware for more than 20 years we can tell you they are all bird safe. 95% of all bird toys sold worldwide have at least one nickle plate metal link. If they posed a danger you’d be hearing about birds dropping dead in their cages daily but that’ not the case. If Wal-mart thought the bird toys they sold would kill your pet, they would not sell them
that said all our inventory is bird safe. If you’d like bore information on the subject, please visit this link
Thank you for contacting Windy City Parrot

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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