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Cockatiel Cage Size!

Hey guys,

I was wondering what the minimum cage size for 4 Cockatiels is?

I saw an ad on Kijiji just now where someone is selling 4 Cockatiels (2 Males and 2 Females) and they are saying that they need sold by Saturday.
They are living in a TINY cage that is probably half the size that ONE Cockatiel should be living in let alone 4, and 3/4s of the cage is taken up by a HUGE nestbox. :S

I really want to get these birds but I want to make sure I can order them a big enough cage if I do.



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Sorry I have no idea... Good luck!
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Thank-you! I know that the minimum for one 'Tiel suggested is 18" every direction but I have no clue for multiples.



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I'm not sure to be honest. I myself would half a whole flight or double flight cage for that many...




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minimum for one is 18 inches all round. people say to be generous you should multiply that by the number of birds. i recommend a flight cage for anyone with two tiels - so with 4 tiels you definitely need a flight cage exciting!

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When my tiel was in an 18x18 while waiting for her flight cage to come, she had her wings and tail all ratty from rubbing them against the bars and them sticking thru the bars... I think 18x18 is too small.. 2 tiels would be comfy in a flight cage so in my opinion I would want a double flight if I was going to have 4 ... But I like my birds to have lots of room. This in based on personal opinion, not knowledge of facts.
However if they are getting along in a tiny cage then a single flight will seem like a mansion to them!

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also, i have 3 tiels living in a flight cage which is 140cm tall and 100 wide and 70 deep. i could definitely add a fourth in there with plenty of personal space still. so that's a large single flight which fits 4. get the biggest you can!!

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I think one of these would be perfect for 4 Cockatiels: http://www.wayfair.com/Prevue-Hendry...0-PVP1176.html.



Or, as said already, a double flight cage would be plenty big enough. Also depends on how much time out of the cage they would get too.
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I've seen that cage before, I really like the way it looks!




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Thanks guys!
Solace, that's the one I was looking at!
I had Hermes in a 18"x18"x30" cage before and it was plenty big for him. It was long and not tall but he could still climb around and such and spread his wings without hitting stuff!
And I think they'd be good in a flight cage, especially since they are all living together in a teeny cage right now.



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Are you going to get them, then?




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I want to! I'm not sure though because I doubt mike would like that idea. I will see about it though!



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Well they'd need less entertaining than an individual would


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Ha, true. :P



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I saw that ad after I read your post. That's a Clean Life cage and it is 18x18x24. WAY too small, I agree. Those poor birds. That nest box really does take up half the cage.

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Yeah it's ridiculous I wish I could help them! I'd have to ask Mike to pay for most of the cost though, which I don't want to do.



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