Post by ahubert3552 on Jul 13, 2018 20:07:46 GMT -5
I know that happy huts are not safe for parrots for many reasons. I’m wondering if the teepee kinds are safe? I’ve posted a picture below. It’s not handmade, it’s from the pet shop. Made of fleece and has a fabric covered cardboard bottom. My Quaker loves to snuggle his so I don’t want to remove it but will if it’s a risk. goo.gl/images/TEtqeR
So much depends on the individual parrot. Both my Quakers have happy huts and we've had no problems. They sleep in them every night. If you have a chewer, you'd have to watch out, though. I should think the teepee would be okay, unless it makes your Quaker get crazy hormonal.
Quaker Clyde; tiel Freddie; Rocky 'Too; dog, Jack; too many fish to list.
Agreed, it all comes down to the individual parrot. Yoshi loves his happy hut and doesn't chew on it. I use snuggle sacks for Melly, tho I have to replace them often because she loves to chew through the floor of them!
Looking at your picture, this teepee looks like it's made from the same material as a happy hut. I'd say that it depends on your bird. Just yesterday I removed our quaker's (Bonnie) happy hut because she suddenly started chewing the crap out of it - after 4 years of not showing any interest. I am considering a wooden platform for her, now. You should keep trying anything you like...but be vigilant, though, as these little creatures are quite changeable!
Post by graciesmom on Aug 20, 2018 18:02:29 GMT -5
Sorry I'm a bit late on this topic, as I just joined. I didn't know happy huts are unsafe. I have not purchased one for my QP Gracie as my past experience with huts was not good. My at-the-time budgie bird would act strangely on a hut. I think maybe having sex with it then would become very protective of it, not ever wanting to come out of it. I will never buy a happy hut again! I do like the idea of a platform, but Gracie's starter cage is 18x18 and I'm not sure she'll have enough room for a platform. So she spends her nights on her favorite perch. I haven't heard her fall off her perch in her sleep, so I guess she's doing ok.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2018 19:02:20 GMT -5 by graciesmom
Bonnie has a happy hut again. She didn't like the platform I bought her - freaked out with her quaker alarm call whenever we put her in the sleeping cage and wouldn't go near it. We tried the platform for a couple of weeks. Then I relented and bought her a new hut, because I was worried about her not getting enough quality sleep from perching all night. So far she hasn't chewed the new one...so far so good.