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Old 03-03-2013, 07:48 AM
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Re: Toy dyes

I think they use food dye on toys, which stains anything it comes in contact with. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much you can do to get it off (soaps are generally not safe to use on birds or the items they come in contact with). You can try scrubbing the toys/perches it's stained with a scrub brush and elbow grease, but it's probably not going to help much. The good new is, the dye is parrot safe and your bird doesn't care one iota that his toy/perch/self is stained whatever color. It will eventually wear/wash off his body with time, and probably the cage surfaces as well. Kiwi rubbed his (wet) head on a purple toy once, and had a big purple streak across his head for a good 3-4 months before it all finally washed/molted out (and he gets daily baths!). I try to avoid those dyed wood toys now lol.
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