It would not surprise me if Chinese bird toys are a risk too.
I have two bird ladders that are colored with dyes that run when wet. I'd have been happy to buy them as plain wood without the dyes, which look very much like those in the photo above. I've decided to remove the ladders from my cages. From now on, no painted or dyed wooden toys from China for any of my birds. Better safe than sorry.
|One removed. One more to go.|
|This one was recently cleaned and dyes ran badly.|
Zinc and lead are both dangerous for birds. How can we know if paint from outside the USA is lead free?
|All my cages have one or more of|
these hard plastic mirror & bead toys.
All the birds use them to play with
the beads and even sleep on them.