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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sooo I came home from work and my budgie had escaped her cage and slipped into the cockatiel cage. The bars are like a 1/2 inch how the heck did she get in.

I know how she gets out, they have a wrought iron corner cage and somehow she has learned to push passed the you know iron poop tray thing at the bottom and then sneaks out the bottom tray. The worst part is I can't take the tray out or else there will be a hole where it would go.

Now I really cant understand how she got in the cockatiel cage.

And I don't know how to fix my corner cage maybe put weights on the tray?
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I have no idea but I used to have a lovebird who could escape anything! He was called Houdini
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Can you get some stainless steel wire, from a hardware store or a bird shop, and wrap it/weave it around so it blocks up the gap? The stainless steel won't rust and is completely bird safe, just make sure the edges are well sanded so they don't poke em



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thats what i was thinking now how big do u think the holes should be?

like do youu mean stainless steel in a roll or a sheet ?

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Stanless Wire - so you can just wrap and bend it, rather than a sheet of metal. I would think just the wire would be most convenient



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I think that would be a good idea. I was looking into some of that stuff when I was considering building a cage. I don't think you can get it at many hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowes, I searched there. All they have is some for bunny type cages, which, if I recall correctly, is unsafe to use with birds (even though it is listed as safe for small animals). So I'm not exactly sure where you would be able to find some of that stuff, other than the internet.




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would a rona have it? What kind is bad for birds
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I'm sorry, I can't remember what the unsafe kind was called.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2112957_buil...bird-cage.html
In that link, the person says they use 1/2" galvanized, welded steel mesh. From what I hear, you should only use stainless steel. If you Google a bit, I think you can find exactly what to use. At one point I knew (just from Googling it) but I can't remember.




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Oh yay! I looked it up and they said for the smaller birds to use stainless steel wire mesh, and I called Rona and its only $6 for a 27" by 29" sheet I thought it would cost me $40 being stainless steel. So somehow they knew and said this stuff is good for birds just a bit flexible so I'll pick it up tomorrow, for today those birds get to fly free in there bird room since I don't want anyone getting stuck, and the windows are locked shut.

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Great! I'm glad you figured out what exactly you needed.
Keep us updated on how the cage is going.




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