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bird safety

August 21, 2008 | By daryl b. | 12 comments

i guess most of you read on the site about the dog who got his tongue stuck in a toy and lost his whole tongue. well it made me think about our birds. i posted this on that journel but am putting this here. never never get a cage that the bird can put his head through the bars. when he jerks back it will break his neck. PLEASE be careful about bar spacing o as big as you want. personaly i don't like the round ones i think they loose too much space but be very careful of the space between the bars. don't put a keet into a cage ment for a tiel or conure. you will loose them
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Alice M.
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Alice M.
5 years ago

I have a special needs bird, Pickles. She was born with splayed legs, and while we were able to correct it somwhat, I modified the cage becuase she has trouble getting around, and she can't stand up like a normal bird, so she can't perch. I got some chicken wire and made 2 levels in the cage with a ramp connecting the levels. That way she can get to the sleeping tent, or down to the food and water cups.

Ronatha
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Ronatha
5 years ago

I agree that bar spacing is critical as I have a tiny Parrotlet! I didn't like the small cages available and the bigger cages have bar sapcing too large for his safety. I decided to have a custom cage made for him by Quality Cages that is pefect! It is 36" long by 24" high and 24" deep. KiWi is a little smaller than a parakeet so it offers great flying room plus lots of room for toys (and his rope boing!) for him to climb on and play with (he is a toy monsster!). The bar spacing is both horizontal and vertical for his climbing pleasure and just under 1/2 inch spacing. I also only like the square or rectangle cages as they do like corners and he also has a sleep hutch which he loves to nap in.

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