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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-17-2014, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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What cage are your bourkes in?

When we brought home our RB, I already had an extra cage. It is this one. My gold capped conure is in the same cage but his is newer. The extra one doesn't have a grate over the tray and the paint on the tray is peeling.

http://www.aecageco.com/B-2620.jpg

Since I knew my gc wouldnt get through the small space where the grate is missing, and she doesn't spend a lot of time near the bottom, I put her in that one. I put our RB into the gc's cage which is this one:

http://www.birdscomfort.com/cage_nina_dometop.html

I really want to get rid of the cage my gc is in because of the peeling, so I thought instead of getting her a new one, I'll get something different for the RB. I've read they like longer instead of taller. I am not ruling out the possibility of getting another bourke or similar sized bird to be housed together, so I don't want to get anything too small. Will she ever use the uper portion of a tall cage like the ones I have right now? Her perches are low right now and so are her food bowls, and she hasn't tried to climb the bars at all but I'm not sure if that's because she's a baby, or if that's how bourkes are. Any advice?
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I think that it is more so a Bourke/grass parrot thing that anything not to climb. The most horizontal but good quality cage I can think of right now is a double breeder with the divider taken out. It should be perfect http://www.birdscomfort.com/bird_breeding_cages.html (note it is just one level)

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Are you sure it's just one level? The dimensions make it seem like it's both.


Features:
- Bar Spacing: 1/2''
- Bar Thickness: 1/13''
- Inside Height: 19.75''
- Weight: 100 lbs
- Dimensions: 53'' height, by 40'' length, by 20''depth

Includes:
- 8 feeder doors
- 4 slide-out trays
- 8 plastic dishes
- 4 slide-out grates
- 4 easy-gliding casters
- 4 straight pine perches
- 4 front doors w/steel locking latch
- Non-toxic finish, Made from Iron-Wrought Steel
- Beautiful baked Powder-Coated
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What cage are your bourkes in?

That particular link might be for a double decker cage but I'm fairly certain there is a single level cage of the same type available, which I believe she was referencing. With the middle divider removed, it would be a great horizontal type cage to use for a non acrobatic type bird, like the conure types. But given enough out of cage time for exercise and exploring, the cage you have is better than a lot I've seen. Bourke's are beautiful, congrats on your little one!

What is your budget towards an additional cage for the RB, not including the conure? Maybe that could help us find something towards what you need.



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I appreciate the help!

I do like that one, but not the double. I'd like to stay under $150.
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I do like that one, but not the double. I'd like to stay under $150.

Single of the same cage with stand, I just bought the cage part only to put on top of a dresser.

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Thank you! Do you like it? Do the birds like it?
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Thank you! Do you like it? Do the birds like it?

I don't have it yet but I am sure they will lol

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I think my friend has that cage for Linnies to sleep (during the day, they are on the open flight cage with the Budgies.) She really likes.this cage.

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I left you a reply to this question in the "small parrots" section.

Regarding Bourkes, in particular, they especially like to walk on the bottom of their cages so you might want a cage where the bottom grate can be removed easily. I feed my Bourkes in plastic (budgie) "bath tubs", right on the bottom of their cages.

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We got they cage and they love it

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That's great. I'd love to see pics when you have them.
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That's great. I'd love to see pics when you have them.

ImageUploadedByPetGuide1419580846.575711.jpg here you are

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Are you finding it hard to get into, to hang toys or anything? That is one thing holding me back from buying this cage...I'm used to bigger cages with bigger doors. Is that a sheet behind the cage? So cute!
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Are you finding it hard to get into, to hang toys or anything? That is one thing holding me back from buying this cage...I'm used to bigger cages with bigger doors. Is that a sheet behind the cage? So cute!

No it isnt harder than other cages. The doors arent small. Behind the cage is fabric.

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The cage is lovely.
Do Ollie and Gemma live on the left side and Cozette on the right or is the cage for the parrotlets and Cozette has her own one?
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The cage is lovely.
Do Ollie and Gemma live on the left side and Cozette on the right or is the cage for the parrotlets and Cozette has her own one?

Thank you! No Cozette currently lives in the HQ flight cage by herself lol. Ols and Gemmie live in this cage the whole thing....the divider has been removed. I may move Cozette into this cage later and put the parrotlets in the hq depending on how it goes.

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Has anyone used a critter nation cage for small birds? I found some mention of them on the forums, but l didn't see anyone who had actually used them. I did find this page...
http://kmbreeding.weebly.com/the-birds-room.html

The single cage is 36x25x24.5 inside, and total height is 39 inches.
Amazon.com: Midwest Critter Nation Animal Habitat with Stand, Single Unit, 36 Inches by 24 Inches by 39 Inches: Pet Supplies
I have never known of anyone to use this cage for birds but I guess it could work.

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That cage seems plenty big for a couple Bourkes. Unfortunately, Bourkes will probably not climb on the horizontal bars the way Budgies will.

If get that or any large cage, Bourkes will appreciate you not using the bottom grate because they will like walking directly on the floor of the cage.

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