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My Goggles Passed From Getting His Wing Stuck In A Grate he was 3 days shy of 7 months old he was my third opaline to pass from getting a wing stuck.
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Oh I'm so sorry you've mentioned that it has happened before to your birds too, that really sucks. You would think their cages would be the safest place for them

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i am sorry for your loss, but i am confused as to how a bird dies of getting its wing stuck in the cage bars? three separate occasions... was it trapped and unable to eat? if this has happened multiple times i think it is time for a better environment. hopefully you can find out how it is happening and prevent it from happening again



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I would either take the grate out or have some plexiglass cut the size of the grate and place over the grate so wings can not get stuck in again. If do not want to do that, then replace the cage. Mitzi
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I put floor boards over the grates as i cant take my grates out since my cages dont have trays. And they would be flying away. The wing gets twisted in the grate as id assume the stress from it gives them a heart attack.

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well i've had my tiel catch her wing in 1/2" bar spacing before. i caught it right away and she lived. i switched cages so she would not catch her wing anymore. perhaps buy a new cage without a grate? and get trays. or even place newspaper over top of the grate. perhaps bring the birds inside so you can catch injuries faster so they dont die. you will be closer and able to catch a problem quicker.



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well i've had my tiel catch her wing in 1/2" bar spacing before. i caught it right away and she lived. i switched cages so she would not catch her wing anymore. perhaps buy a new cage without a grate? and get trays. or even place newspaper over top of the grate. perhaps bring the birds inside so you can catch injuries faster so they dont die. you will be closer and able to catch a problem quicker.
I would have them inside but i am highly allergic to the dust i cant even be near them for a min without wheezing for the rest of the day.

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then it might be time to find them a new cage or build them a nice sturdy aviary



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then it might be time to find them a new cage or build them a nice sturdy aviary
I actually plan on building an aviary i had wire but used some i gotta get allot more i want it big. Lol.

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Oh no! That's horrible. If I was having that problem, I would definitely invest in a new cage. Your current cage obviously is not safe for them..since you've lost 3 birds to the same issue.

Please please consider a new cage so you can keep your fids safe.

Sorry for your loss.

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make sure for winter if you build an aviary, actually even with them living in the shed, you need to get them some sort of heat source. NY winters are very cold and a little too cold to be housing birds outside even in a shed without proper heating. heat lamps hung above the cages would work decently



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make sure for winter if you build an aviary, actually even with them living in the shed, you need to get them some sort of heat source. NY winters are very cold and a little too cold to be housing birds outside even in a shed without proper heating. heat lamps hung above the cages would work decently
I have heat lamps over my cages but had them off for weeks as its making them molt. Its been down to the twenties at night and 30s during the day and none seem affected. Once it gets really cold i will probably have the heat lamps on.

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Oh no! That's horrible. If I was having that problem, I would definitely invest in a new cage. Your current cage obviously is not safe for them..since you've lost 3 birds to the same issue.

Please please consider a new cage so you can keep your fids safe.

Sorry for your loss.
The thing is they were 3 different cages. Not the same cage that they got stuck in. Its not the cage but the grates of them.

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that wire you have, can you use that to put over the grates for now so no more wings get stuck? it would make the gaps smaller and safer or even remove the grates and make a new grate using the aviary wire. wont look pretty but it will be safer



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With aviaries, you can use tubular heaters across one side and then cover it with a plastic cage so they can't burn themselves on it another aviary tip, if you're building from timber rather than stainless steel, would be to put the aviary mesh on the inside, not the outside of the wood. That way they can't chew it like mine have! I'm going stainless steel next for sure

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Cheapest way is to make with wood, then put stainless cornering over to stop the chewing.
If they can't get the corner they tend not to chew.
Sorry for your loss.
Bob gets his tail stuck sometimes.
He broke a feather falling from a toy and getting it stuck in the grate.

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