Attaching Dishes - Talk Parrots Forums

Parrot Housing, Caging and Toys Discuss parrot housing, parrot cages, parrot toys including do-it-yourself toys and projects.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 43
                     
Attaching Dishes

I have an issue.
The large plastic dishes that came with my flight cage, well, the little plastic hooks are broken and therefore they don't stay well to the side of the cage. I end up temporarily duck taping them in a way the bird's don't notice or can't really get to the tape to chew it. Usually they end up falling anyway and creating a mess. And also, I have to rip the duck tape off when I want to take the dishes out, which is a pain.
I have other smaller dishes I can use (I think if any of us that have been owners of multiple birds for multiple years can relate to having tons of random bird dishes) but they are very small for Kiki and she can't perch on them at all, she'd probably have to hold onto the side of the cage and dip her head in.
I am going to be buying some stainless steel dishes that screw to the side of the cage but until then I need to find a way to keep the other cups attached without them falling. Any ideas?




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Pandapaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,160
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 14
   
If their the flight cage feeders you can get replacements for them here
https://www.birdsupplynh.com/catalog...c6019a90a03efa that's were I get mine from.

Instagram @official_budgiebonkers
Pandapaws is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 43
                     
That's exactly what they are! Sadly... I hate them. So I'd never replace them. Like I said, I'm buying nice large stainless steel dishes that will hold tightly onto the side of the cage. Right now I'm just brainstorming what I can do to keep the broken dishes I have up there.




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-22-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Pandapaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,160
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 14
   
They do kinda suck there a pain to get clean. I use plastic cups for my cages. I was thinking about using an automatic feeder for a dog for them but I filled it with food and most of it slide right out so can't use them. I'll stick with my plastic or glass bowls.

Instagram @official_budgiebonkers
Pandapaws is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Jenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 3,838
Thanks: 194
Thanked 130 Times in 103 Posts
Rep Power: 44
                     
Send a message via AIM to Jenny
Worst case, you can place them on the bottom away from the perches



Jenny is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 43
                     
See with that, Jenny, they don't stay propped up. And Kiki weighs so much she always tips them over. (Bless her heart, she must feel so fat! ) And then randomly if a dish is on the ground with food, she lifts up the dish and shakes it and throws it, sending the food everywhere. (Sigh.... )




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Jenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 3,838
Thanks: 194
Thanked 130 Times in 103 Posts
Rep Power: 44
                     
Send a message via AIM to Jenny
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abby View Post
See with that, Jenny, they don't stay propped up. And Kiki weighs so much she always tips them over. (Bless her heart, she must feel so fat! ) And then randomly if a dish is on the ground with food, she lifts up the dish and shakes it and throws it, sending the food everywhere. (Sigh.... )

Could you use clothespins or binder clips to hold them in place? I use binder clips, since they're strong and keep them out of reach of the birds



Jenny is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 43
                     
That's a great idea, I will try that. Thanks, Jenny.




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:38 PM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,659
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 100
                     
I've had to put them on the floor if nothing else has worked too, so it's good for the time being

- Alexandrine parakeets Kona, Peaches, George (missing), Holly (RIP), & Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 43
                     
At this second I'm using the smaller dishes and just constantly refilling them.




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome