Post by quakerfriend on Jun 18, 2015 14:37:09 GMT -5
Go online and look at these ridiculously huge wonderful cages that you know are totally impractical for the amount of space you have and are super expensive and you know you will never get, but can't stop imagining HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE if i set up the toys like so...
. I personally find these ones to be SUPER COOL
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Post by Jan and Shah on Jun 18, 2015 16:20:13 GMT -5
I will be getting a new cage for the cockatiels next year and have started looking around at the pet shops but the spacing between the bars is too wide and I can just imagine getting a cockatiel head caught. I also want to get a small outdoor aviary for them so they can spend some time outside in summer. Still tossing up whether to get His Royal Grouchiness a new cage. He doesnt do well with change - and he is in for a very big change next year
Post by Jan and Shah on Jun 18, 2015 19:41:35 GMT -5
There are a couple of pet shops in the Sydney region that specialise in birds and have great cages - expensive but very suitable for smaller birds. Of course, that's no use to you - but keep looking around. You are bound to find something.
Yeah, I would love to have a big cage like that for Cupcake but we live in an apartment... We still have a pretty big cage for her, although ironically she really likes the small sleep cage she has so she often just uses that. But our big cage is nothing like those huge ones you posted. That would be awesome.
We are lucky in that we own our house (nothing flash) with a smallish back yard big enough for two small aviaries. My hubby built one of them from scratch (it's a triangle shape across one corner of the backyard) and we bought the other one, but it cost $675 and we had to borrow a vehicle to get it home. You might be best buying online, as most of the ads state the bar spacing measurements and everything else...sometimes you get more info in writing than you might buying in person. Those cages sure do look wonderful!
Post by Sharyn and Mr P on Jun 19, 2015 7:44:33 GMT -5
I wound up buying a budgie/tiel flight cage for Mr P. It's big and the bars have the appropriate spacing. The bars *are* a little flimsy but Mr P's toys aren't that heavy. Also, you can really only access the food dishes from the inside which is kinda stupid for a flight cage. This isn't an issue for me as Mr P stays out of his cage all day anyway and I tend to his food and water while he's out.
I got it from Amazon, semi pain in the rear to assemble, but he loves it. I put all his favorite toys on the "lower level" and his food, water and hut on the upper level so he is forced to climb all over to play or eat, using the entire cage.
The link is posted in Aaron's post about a new cage for Cupcake.
My personal fantasy is to turn the whole bird room into an aviary, with lots of tiled surfaces and a drain in the center of the floor. Well appointed with greenery, baths,ropes, swings, toys, etc. I do have a room devoted to them, but it doesn't get a lot of natural light, and they currently just sleep there.
Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood
Mine have their own room and are out of their cages all day except to sleep, with very rare exceptions (the installation of a new water heater was one; that's in a closet in their room). So I don't stress about their cages, though everyone except Benjy has a nice big cage already. Benjy's is small but since he only sleeps in it, and he's pretty small, I don't worry about it. However, Rocky 'Too has what was once a marvelous and very expensive California Cage, but it's had a hard life (as has Rocky) and it's showing its age. I have been doing some window shopping for a new cage for him, which isn't going to happen for some time yet, but I want to know what's available and what it's going to cost. He's smart and an escape artist so it has to be very sturdy. Because he's in the living room and not a bird room, we have to be able to lock him in on occasion.
Quaker Clyde; tiel Freddie; Rocky 'Too; dog, Jack; too many fish to list.