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If you've read my thread "My Life in a Thread" you will know that a grey might be in my near future. I'm extremely excited, so I've decided to keep this thread as my shopping list. I might not end up getting everything on here, or perhaps I will. But I'd like to keep an organized updated list. Feel free to browse through and let me know your thoughts! I will post pictures of the supplies as well so you don't have to click on all the links.

Cages

HQ Double Playtop Large Bird Cage
http://www.birdscomfort.com/double_large_bird_cage.html



Carrier
http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/produ...&product=20404



Playstands

The "O" Parrot Playstand
http://www.birdscomfort.com/o_parrot_playstand.html



Java Tree
http://www.birdscomfort.com/java_wood_tree.html



Large Rope Net
http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/produ...&product=18992





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You forgot to add a java tree
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You're right! I'll add that now...




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That java tree looks perfect! I was just thinking that when I get my Grey eventually I think I'll have a sleeping cage and then get a java tree for the Grey to be on all day.
The pet store I go to all of the time to get bugs for my Geckos has a resident Congo Grey that chills on a tree in the store all day. ^_^



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Looks like your African Grey will have a happy life with you, the items are excellent.
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I hope I'm not dreaming too much! The items I've chosen are indeed expensive, but I want to do this right. I want the African Grey to have as good of a life as possible, and be extremely spoiled and happy. It makes me happy to do that for a bird or animal. I definitely need the cage first, and then perhaps the stand, but I might hold off on the java tree until after I purchase the grey. The only reason I've really included such big stuff like that is I will probably be transforming my bedroom into the bird room and so I want to fill it with fun items the grey can explore on, you know? I don't want it to just be empty.




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Looks great Abby, nothing is too extravagant for our feathered family. I think having the java tree and such in the bird room would be fantastic and would give them somewhere to perch other than on their cage. It'd also be more natural and better on their feet than a metal play stand.



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You could make something like this for yourself or you could buy one

http://www.persnicketyparrot.com/Aro...ck_p_3647.html

I also recommend making your own PVC play gym. Just use vetrap and you've got a nice textured (and aesthetically pleasing!) stand for them to play on. Your bird will then be able to move around the room too and go on to different things and you can customize it yourself

You're going to want one of these http://www.persnicketyparrot.com/Avi...ss_p_2241.html and if you really want to work with them then I recommend getting the flight line as well

I'd get at least one edible and one concrete perch in the cage. I'd put grapevine, java and manzanita perches inside AND outside of the cage so there's loads of climbing opportunities and a good variety for their feet

Get the biggest boings you can and hang them from your ceiling to the tops of your cages and play stands, off the cage AND in the middle of the room and such. They're such awesome perches to have and so fun http://www.persnicketyparrot.com/Cai...ge_p_2027.html

Grab yourself an orbit. Darwin had an awesome one and he'd always hang out on it, they'd be really good hanging off gyms and perhaps one on the ceiling too

I believe more and more bird owners are turning to full spectrum lighting now, which is fantastic. I highly recommend you get a light for them. http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/Produ..._LIGHTING.html and read a little about it here http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/why-p...-indoor-birds/

Toys I recommend for now are the Buffet Ball, Hollee Roller (it's called something along those lines anyway... like a rubbery foraging ball) a Foraging Wheel to name a few. The best thing for him would be variety, and stuff hanging all over the place so he can choose what he plays with. Having enough so that you can always change them is also a really good thing. Acrylic foragers are fantastic, but natural toys are better for them IMO. Also make your own simple ones, such as a toilet paper tube stuffed with newspaper that has a few nuts wrapped up in it. You've got yourself a toy right there! As long as there is variety

That's all I can think of for now, will add to it for you haha
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I REALLY want nets in the room, possibly multiples ones. I've heard great things about them. I definitely want a harness. The only harness I've ever had for a bird was Daisy the goffins, but she ended up chewing it up before we could use it...LOL. I want both boings and spheres to hang from the ceiling. When I had Apple, my GCC, I had a boing hanging from the ceiling above his cage and he LOVED it.




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They are really good fun I hope you do attempt recall training at least in the house. It's a great exercise and it builds a close relationship between you and your bird. And if you're ready you can try it outside on the harness
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Have you ever heard of Exotic Wood Dreams? They offer AMAZING custom-made play gyms. I would consider one of those instead of the java tree and/or O stand. Nothing wrong with either of those items but I just think EWD stuff is fantastic!

http://www.exoticwooddreams.com
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Garance - Wow! I think I've seen a few of those before but they have a ton of variety on their website! That's impressive! I think I might get one of those instead of a java tree. Thanks!




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Can you please add me to your shopping list, i have lots of grey friendly toys under medium size birds,lol www.crazyforbirdtoys.com
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