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I know this topic has been covered before but we seem to have some new members since the last time we talk about this subject and the guys at birdtricks brought it up so here is the link.

http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/concerns-with-plastic-parrot-dishes/

BTW - I changed my dishes out to stainless steel I got off of Amazon for about $3 a dish at the time, purchased extras and run them through the dishwasher to be sure they are clean. Works great and my avian vet approves. :D
 
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5059+5950+7433&pcatid=7433
I have an army of these, enough to send them through the dishwasher to clean. They are on the big size for parrotlets, but they are as small as I could find that were also affordable. Tumi eats and drinks from them fine. DON'T fill the food dish to the brim. Tumi climbs down nicely!
I use the hanging version myself, it looks like the one in the picture but smaller. This link shows the small to be 10oz. I found that the 5oz works best for us.
 

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I'm glad to see this brought up again for newcomers...it's important and easy to address.

I use stainless steal bowls that are attached by a wing nut and clamp, similar to hanging ones but more secure. I bought the size sold for budgies at Petco. They seem just right for parrotlets.
 

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Yes I this is great to bring this up again. I use stainless and also have quite a few so I can run them through the dishwasher too.
 

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The stainless I use for water is cleaned with white vinegar and hot water /soap each morning. Plastic would get dark corners that never seemed to get clean enough.
Good aritcle, thanks for sending.
 

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Here are the ones we use.

http://www.amazon.com/Small-Feeder-...8&qid=1429578393&sr=8-2&keywords=5oz+coop+cup

We have two cages. The big cage has 4 coop cups, the small one has 2 coop cups for a total of 6 coop cups per day. We have 18 coop cups in total so we always have a clean set, dirty set and in use set.

We still use the plastic cups from time to time when we travel since they work better with the cage doors.
 
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