I was wondering if anyone has a sleeping cage for their bird. Groots cage is in the family room and even when the cage is covered, the tv is on, kids are talking, etc. I was thinking of putting Groot into another cage in another room. Any advice.
My two parrots don't have separate sleeping cages. They're in the living room, but once they've gone to bed at night, I move into the den and leave the birds undisturbed for the night. If Groot is being kept awake by the activity in the family room at night and isn't getting enough sleep, then moving him to a quiet place for the night would probably be a good idea.
I’ve never used a sleeping cage either In theory they seem ok I guess just research cage aggression and know it can cause problems. My friend runs a rescue and she had to rescue a large parrot it’s owners couldn’t handle because it decided it’s sleeping cage was a nest to be defended and they couldn’t get their parrot out of it in the mornings .
Thank you for all of your advice. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately we have a step down family room and it will not be easy to roll it back and fort. I will have to try a smaller cage for sleeping in a different room. Wish me luck.
Hi Gina, we use a separate sleeping cage, with great success. Since Bonnie has been going to bed in a room away from our lounge & the noise of the TV her behaviour has vastly improved (although once a quaker ALWAYS a quaker, LOL). I highly recommend either getting a separate cage or else moving the one you have back and forth so your bird has a quiet, undisturbed sleep. I just transfer Bonnie from one cage to another using a fleecy beanie - I hold it in front of her and she crawls in. I just hold the top of the hat closed and carry her to the other cage, no problem. If she doesn't want to go to bed yet - sometimes she wants to stay up late, the little Party Animal! - she will try and nip me, so I wait until she starts squawking, which usually means she is ready to go to bed.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2019 6:11:35 GMT -5 by biteybird
Post by babsbuckman on Oct 7, 2020 17:41:59 GMT -5
I have 2 quakers and they each have their own sleeping cage. They love going to bed and in the morning happy to get out for a new day. They get between 12-14 hrs sleep. The room is dark and quiet and they sleep really well.
I talked to a person that specializes in parrot behavior. My Quaker has a large cage that we would roll into the bedroom every night. She suggested that I get a separate sleeping cage. She advised that they need the separation of the place they are active in during the day versus the place where they roost at night. The two distinct locations mimic a parrots behavior in the wild. I was hesitant at first because my parrot does not take to change very well but took the plunge. I slowly introduced her to the new cage. After about a week of having it in the house to let her get used to she started sleeping in it. She loves it and I can definitely tell she has associated the night time cage as a her place for sleep. For example I brought the night cage outside last week during the day to clean it. After I was done I left it outside For a bit. My Quaker climbed around an investigated why it had been moved from the bedroom. After about 10 minutes she went inside the cage to her regular perch and went to sleep which I thought was interesting because she is very active during the day.
My Quaker parrot, Chip had a separate sleep cage for over 10 years. It had a perch I covered with a cloth so he had a soft place to sleep. I covered Chip at 8pm and put him back in his larger day cage at 6am.