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Maxx's new cage

I was on vacation when this cage came up for sale on Craigslist. I emailed the seller a few times hoping it would still be available when I returned home. I contacted her thursday when I was home, and was told it would be in her yard sale on Friday and Saturday. Both days I wanted to get there, but since it is Labor Day weekend, AND I am a manager in a huge Liquor Store in Denver, this being one of the busiest days, I never got the chance to get away.

Last night I contacted her wishing it had not sold over the weekend, to my surprise she still had it. I guess it was meant to be mine. I went over as soon as I got off today, and after checking it all out, decided to take it home.

Here it it, Maxx's new home.

I just took stuff from his old cage to get him used to it. I need to get another sleep tent, and a few rope perches as I pulled them from his old cage. That cage will be used as an outside cage, where I can transfer Maxx back and forth as the weather is great year round here.

Maxx took to his new cage instantly. What a shock it was to actually get it into the house and see just how HUGE it is. He sat on the main perch in a totally empty cage and he looked TINY. As I filled it up he kept on exploring. He just jumped into his Happy hut for the night. He if VERY happy with his new home, as am I.

Here are a few pics of his new Castle. He knows how Libby and Cricket feel.







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Wow thats an awesome cage Max is one lucky birdy

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i cant even find him!! he must be so happy!



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i cant even find him!! he must be so happy!

Thanks Jesse, yes, he loves it.

Dally, he is on the floor, right side in the first pic. Eating out of his bowl of hemp seed. Kind of hard to see, the cage is HUGE.



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He is already using every inch of it.



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YAY FOR MAXX! He is a one LUCKY BIRDY!


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WONDERFUL! I'm so glad you got it for Maxx! It was meant to be for sure! And a great price too! The cage IS huge, isn't it! Libby uses every inch of hers too -- here, there, everywhere and very quickly too. You've got his cage in a great spot too -- he'll have a bird's eye view of everything going on, inside and out!

Great find, congrats!

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WONDERFUL! I'm so glad you got it for Maxx! It was meant to be for sure! And a great price too! The cage IS huge, isn't it! Libby uses every inch of hers too -- here, there, everywhere and very quickly too. You've got his cage in a great spot too -- he'll have a bird's eye view of everything going on, inside and out!

Great find, congrats!
Thanks Joanne, His old cage was on a table in the same location. It is in the middle of all the action and he loves to check out whats going on outside.

Here is his old cage on the other side of the window.



And the view of the courtyard he gets from outside, and from the window inside.



The only problem I as having with the new cage is toy placement. It seems everything is hung from the top, leaving the middle, and bottom quite empty. Any suggestions?

Here is the top, middle and bottom.







I was able to incorporate a big branch in the middle right side which I have had for awhile and never could find a use for.

So far, Maxx and I both love his new home, I am watching what he uses and how he gets there to make sure the rope perches are in the right stop. Thank god I had a drawer full of toys to choose from.



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Such a nice cage! I love it!
I was considering buying the same one for Kiki.




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Maxx is a lucky boy. You scored!
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WOW! Does he have a beautiful view! Those flowers are beautiful!

His old cage will be great for outside on nice days. He sure has a lot more room in his new one!

As for toy placement, what I do is hang toys from the sides of the cage too. Libby likes to pick them up and let them rattle on the cage bars.

Even better is I bought several "patio perches and sundecks" -- have you ever seen them? They look like this:

Prevue Hendryx makes them. They come in a small size and a larger size and can be hung anywhere in the cage you like. I hang toys from the "sundeck" so she can play underneath, and I also hang toys on the side of the cage where the sundeck is, so she can stand there and play.

They are really handy, hold up well, easy to clean, and give you lots more places to hang toys and for them to play. I have them in my P'lets cage too.

They aren't too expensive -- shown below is the price of the large at just the first site that came up. Some pet shops carry them too.
Large Patio Perch & Sundeck


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$5.91

Large patio sundeck attaches to all cages with black coated wire. Easy to clean and offers birds another place to sit and relax.
12 3/4'L x 7 1/2'W x 4'H, 9/16' wire spacing.

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Wow I never realised how big that cage actually was! It's huge! I mean I thought my cage was like big for a GCC but that one is really great I bet he loves you for it hehe. And I can see him in the picture in the corner, that fiery little tail!

Also, what a nice view for him outside!

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Here's some pics of how I use those Patio Sundecks in Libby's cage to get toys and activity to other areas of the cage:

The is the large size:



This is the small size:



Another small one:



You can also put a small basket or other type of container on the bottom of the cage (away from poop area) for Maxx to forage in. Try to make sure the toys are too large to fit through the grate -- makes pick up easier! Here's a pic:



I got this wooden platform a few years ago at a bird fair. It came with some toys attached, but I also added some. It was originally for my Parrotlets, but they never used it. Libby is on this A LOT and plays with all the toys on it, including that big bell. It's next to the patio door, so it's a good lookout spot too. I bet you could easily make one of these! Here's a pic:



The dice on top of the platform holds the bell that hangs down. Libby can pick that up and ring the bell or play with the bell from down below (it hangs above her water dish). She never has chewed on the wooden platform, it's pretty thick, but if she ever destroys it, I'll get my hubby to make a new one!

If you have any questions, let me know!

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I use the Patio Perches, too. My birds like them.

I really like that wooden play station in the last picture. I've never seen anything like it.


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I never had either, just at that bird show, but I bet it'd be easy to make at home with the right tools. I don't know what kind of wood it is, but it doesn't have any finish on it at all (for bird-chewing safety I guess), and still cleans up easily. Libby loves playing with all the toys on it and looking outside to see what's going on. She really likes banging the heck out of those two pacifiers that are hanging on top -- she gives them "what for" several times a day and mumbles all sorts of things at them!

If anyone wants more pics of it and/or dimensions, let me know!

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you have so many interesting toys in your cages jo anne

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LOL! Thanks, Jess -- got to keep her busy!

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Maxx has settled in quite nicely and it enjoying his new castle.

Joanne, thanks for the great ideas for toy placement. I will be getting a few of the sundecks. I has his foot toys just thrown on the bottom, I like the idea of a container to keep them all in. I guess I have some shopping to do. I need to get some rope perches as I took all of them from his old cage, so that one is now quite bare.

The wooden toy is really cool. It does look like it would be east to make. I might have to look into doing one.



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