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African Grey Cage Pics

Since I will soon be getting an african grey and cage for free, I'll have like $490 to spoil him completely rotten!He has a good amount of toys in his cage, but I'd like t omake it even better. Since I can't really find pics of an african grey setup I'd ask you guys if you had a CAG to take pics of the cage. I just want him to be super happy!
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O wow you be getting them free well aint you so lucky


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I don't have any pics to offer, but I would recommend having a good bit of toys but avoid over crowding - Greys seem to like things more open than other birds



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Good to know, thanks Jenny.


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there are a few grey owners on here at the moment, I'm sure somebody could show you if you ask Nanay nicely, she might :P

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Most people would consider Ashlynn's cage too small. She is still under a year, and I think she is fine in this size cage for now. I have read several recommendations against putting greys in large cages the first year or so.

I will probably get her a larger cage in the future - anyway, I have need of another cage.


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Nanay, aren't most greys phobic of large spaces anyways?

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Possibly, Daisy. Greys are just...a nervous wreck all around, as I see it! But there are ways to overcome it, and some of these problems Greys have are of course in their nature but are due to poor socialization as a young chick and or habits the hand feeder had when hand feeding...Such as, I just read that when Greys cry out even when they aren't hungry and were just fed, as babies, and the hand feeder ignores them instead of petting them or giving them some type of attention, in fear of the baby becoming a "spoiled" bird, but that could be bad and lead to problems in the future. Just one example of many, if you're following me.

I still think bigger is better always, although sometimes there are ways to adjust the bottom of certain cages up higher to therefore make the bird feel better if perhaps they were "phobic of large spaces." Sometimes it's just a matter of changing the height of the actual whole cage if there are behavioral problems in birds and it is the environment that is causing it.




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Yes, greys can be phobic in cages that are too large. Baby greys are very clumsy, so this is why it is recommended to keep them in somewhat smaller cages throughout the first year of life than you would once they are past that stage.

The bird in question is 17, though, so he should be able to tolerate as large a cage now as he ever will.


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Well, thanks everyone, maybe you herd my other post on one of my other posts.... I'm not getting the bird.


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Above is past, this is present... I GOT THE BIRD! WOOHOO


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Really?? Have you made a thread about it??




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heres Cody's cage but Cody needed a shorter cage because of his handicap with his leg and it's worked out great for him , it's a Kings Aluminum cage

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Deby,
I am really interested in getting Ashlynn one of those King's aluminum cages. Can you give me your impressions of the cage. Is it heavy enough to be safe for him?


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Really?? Have you made a thread about it??
No, but now I will!


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Lucky you! Congrats!! The owner of a cafe that I go to has a CAG. He figured out how to move the grate and tray and get out! Smart little guy! Lol! She came home and it looked like someone ransacked the house - every single plant was toppled and he was pushing the buttons on the answering machine to listen to the voices!


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Nice!Hehehe. Scully learnt how to open a small side door, so there's a metal twist lock thing. Little smartypantses.


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Are King's Cages good? I haven't really heard of them before. How are they compared to HQ and A&E?




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The economy line of King's cages are exactly the same quality as the HQ and A&E. I have this opinion because they are all made in the same place, China.

King's also has a European line and an aluminum line and another new line - of which I can't remember the name. Those cages are manufactured in a different country than China. I suppose the European line is manufactured somewhere in Europe. They are supposed to be of a higher quality than the Chinese manufactured line, and they are priced higher whether they are actually higher quality or not.

King's has some sizes that you don't find in A&E and HQ, as well as the standard sizes you also find in those brands. The economy line will often come with the latches just like the HQ cages have - the ones that Ashlynn can open herself from inside the cage.

You will probably find that you cannot purchase a King's cage online for less than you could purchase one in a retail store. In fact, it may be less to purchase one from a store.


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