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Can a CAG live cage free?

I want to adopt another Grey one day but I don't want to put another bird cage in the bird room because I want to keep the space clear for the other birds to have some space to fly around. Would a Grey be ok to live cage free in the bird room?

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The grey will be mainly perching on the java stand, hangs out on there and sleep on there, it this going to be ok?


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Gee Tippa, I think it all depends on a few factors, 1 is how safe will your other birds be if the grey lands on their cage? Even birds that get along can get territorial over their cage if another bird enters or lands on it, bitten beaks, toes and feet can be the result. 2 How ’bird safe' is the room if the bird decides to explore, can it get into anything potentially toxic or dangerous to it? And 3 how much destruction can the bird do to the room? I am sure there are many more things to take into consideration before making a desicion like this.
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Now you have got me thinking Parrotlet. Thanks for the reply

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I was going to say the same things. My birds stripped the walls for me living pretty much cage free! They had their cages open all day, the room was safe, but I was always concerned about those toes and any other injuries

Could you maybe get a double stacker cage for both of your greys ? Less space taken up!

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Not really. The other birds like to fly above and over cages..the double stacker would have been too high for them to fly over the top. Thanks for the idea though, I shall have a think about that too

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Oh silly me, didn't think of that one! That would make everything worse haha. Could you not perhaps house them together after quarantine if they get on ?

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How I positioned the cages now I don't want to change anything about it, all the birds love how's everything is arranged at the moment. The cage Bonnie the grey is in at the moment is only big enough for just one grey.

What I might do is let Duke be cage free because he doesn't chew or destroy anything, then I can put the new grey's cage where senegal Duke's cage is right now.

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Sounds like a plan! If you think he will keep to himself and not land on other cages They all seem to be always out anyway

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Si I think you just need to get a bigger house!!
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I probably get evicted by my many birds soon anyway so I might as well start looking for a bigger house. Yesterday my grey told me to F off that must have been a hint

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I probably get evicted by my many birds soon anyway so I might as well start looking for a bigger house. Yesterday my grey told me to F off that must have been a hint
Ut oh!! Someone's got a potty mouth, and the aditude to use it!
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Both my grays (TAG and CAG) have been living cage free for 8 years. They live in a birdroom but this is not a room with their cages in it (they don't have any), it's a room meant only for birds. The windows have no coverings, all the molding and edges have been covered with protection and there is nothing there but platforms hanging from the ceiling, branches, ropes, swings, etc. (well, there is the humidifier and the air purifiers, too). They share it with other birds that also live cage free and there has never been a single problem.
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