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#44924 - 05/04/05 12:59 AM Galvanized wire?

I was just reading on this website about how if I were to build a cage I could use Galvanized Wire if I scrub it down with a wire brush and then scrub it with a sponge soaked in vinegar water. I just ordered a 260 G reptarium off the net for my new glider (who I'll be getting from Carrie T in a few weeks <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" /> I'm so excited! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />) so I won't be building a cage anytime soon but I was still curious because everyone says that galvanized wire is poisonous and not to use it. Would treating it like this make it non-toxic? Simply curious. This is the website I read it on: Does anyone know if that would work?

#44925 - 05/04/05 01:04 AM Re: Galvanized wire? [Re: ]
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I would stay away from galvanized wire, it is unhealthy for gliders, and no amount of scrubbing from a person will get rid of the zinc. Best bet is to stay away from it!!!

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#44926 - 05/04/05 02:00 AM Re: Galvanized wire? [Re: ]

Thats what I thought but then I read that and I wasn't sure. I wouldn't want to risk it but I was still curious. Thanks for clearing it up! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" />

#44927 - 05/04/05 02:06 AM Re: Galvanized wire? [Re: ]

galvanized wire is acid treated so it wont rust and nothing will adhere to it...I would not use it for any animal...

#44928 - 05/04/05 09:50 AM Re: Galvanized wire? [Re: ]

I agree, you should not use galvanized wire.

#44929 - 05/04/05 10:13 AM Re: Galvanized wire? [Re: ]

Using galvanized wire has been known to cause UTI (urinary tract infection) in gliders. Treatments of UTI are very costly. It would be advisory to avoid using galvanized wire.



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