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Hagen Brass Bell for Parrots Bird Toy

Hagen Brass Bell for Parrots Bird Toy
Brass Bell » 7cm

  • Brass Bell » 7cm £6.49

Description

Hagen Brass Bell for Parrots provides exercise and entertainment for your parrot while having a safe, solid construction. It comes complete with a matching 18cm chain.

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All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Hagen Brass Bell for Parrots Bird Toy, including answers from our team.

25 May 2014 at 2:09am

Why are you selling brass for birds when it's toxic to them

Brass is toxic to birds

Brass is one of the many metals that is toxic to birds, although of course they do not eat the bell, birds chew & bite their toys and over time small amounts accumulate and kill the bird. Why are you selling this brass bell if you have information Regarding animals? Owners that don't realise this are buying this item thinking its a good idea for entertaining their beloved pet however what's happening is it's slowly getting poisoned.

  • Non-Executive Director

Thank you for pointing this out. We will certainly remove the item from sale if there is reason to. I have had a quick search on the internet and there is indeed plenty of alarmist information out there, but I have not so far seen anything concrete. It seems to be people quoting other people without any scientific basis. Please correct me if I am wrong and I would be interested to see your sources of information. If it is just "old wives' tails" then that is not sufficient. My thinking at the moment goes like this:

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. If soluble zinc is consumed in large quantities it is toxic and can kill birds. However in small quantities the opposite happens. It is an important nutrient, an essential mineral, for birds and mammals. Diets are in fact supplemented with zinc when needed. Copper is similar. The zinc and copper contained in brass are to all intents and purposes insoluble. They are combined in such a way to make them inert and unavailable to the bird playing with the bell. Indeed brass is very hard and bits of it do not "break off" anyway when chewed by a budgie. If small bits were consumed, or indeed any of the oxidised tarnish from the surface, then within the acid environment of the stomach, it is indeed possible that some might be dissolved and absorbed. Whether this amount could add up to toxic levels, or conversely might be small and nutritionally of value, I do not know. My instinct would be to say that it is non-toxic due the durable nature of brass. One could look at the analogy of mercury, which is known for certain to be extremely toxic to people and animals. However dentists force mercury amalgum (a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, copper and traces of other metals) into people's teeth in their millions. That is controversial, but even when it is used to grind away in our mouths, swallowing the debris, most people believe it is not toxic. Looking at it from a different angle, there is also some concern about zinc where it is used to galvanise aviary wire netting for birds. However, the name "new wire disease" was coined to explain the fact that heavy metal contaminants from the galvanising process are thought to be the toxic elements, not the zinc itself. Old, weathered wire, with its zinc coating, seems to be safe and is certainly very widely used around the world.

Let me know if you know more about this important topic, but I suspect it is just internet scare mongering.