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I woke up this morning and found 2 of Belle's tail feathers kind of messed up because she just doesn't have enough room in her current cage.. So I went on petco.com and noticed they were having a spring forward sell until the 15th. I could pass up this opportunity! Money is tight but I don't want my tiels tail getting messed up! I shifted some money around and bought the biggest cage I could afford right now. Tell me whatcha think! I personally love it! It's so big!!

Now I have to save up more money and buy toys to fill this cage up! I'll post pictures when it gets here!
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The dimensions are 37"D x 27"W x 68"H with 3/8 wire spacing.
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thats an excellent cage for a tiel or two!!! she will have lots of room for when she gets her friend!

save your current cage though for traveling and for quarantine. let me tell you, those little cages come in handy for sick, injured, new and travelling birds! so dont toss her old one!



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thats an excellent cage for a tiel or two!!! she will have lots of room for when she gets her friend!

save your current cage though for traveling and for quarantine. let me tell you, those little cages come in handy for sick, injured, new and travelling birds! so dont toss her old one!
Ohh don't tell me that! A bird mart is coming around in May and I'm still in contact with the breeder she came from! I'm trying to hold out on more birds until I move.. Not sure if that will happen! Belle does need a friend though...

I'm definitely saving it! It will be a great travel cage for our cross country adventure. Plus it's the perfect size cage for a parrotlet or two! Or a Linnie if I decide to go with that!
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I love that cage, it has always been one of my favorites, you could put a few teils in there .
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how big is her old one?

because plets and linnies and lovebirds all need the same minimum size cage or larger because of how active they are. they are always on the go, well at least parrotlets and lovies are. so if it is too small for the tiel, it is too small for any of the other smaller birds.



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how big is her old one?

because plets and linnies and lovebirds all need the same minimum size cage or larger because of how active they are. they are always on the go, well at least parrotlets and lovies are. so if it is too small for the tiel, it is too small for any of the other smaller birds.
Hmm you have a good point. This is her current cage. The cage isn't tiny but cockatiels just have long tails, so hers is always sticking out.
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I think you should get your other tiel asap, before you move. I say this because they will both be in the same cage, so it's really no harm moving them at once. Better than moving tons of cages great cage though! Looks very nice

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Her old cage is really nice too. I'm with Daisy, you should go ahead and get your teil .

I personally think her old cage would be fine for a lovebird or P'let, both are pretty small birds, especially P'let's, I call Pixie my mini bird. I can't really say on a linnie though, since I've never seen one in person yet.

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You guys are killing me! The only thing I'm afraid of is getting a younger tiel and it turning out to be a boy. I really don't want them to mate or something.. I want a male lutino though.. :/ I don't know.
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Linnies are pretty small and VERY slow moving, mine never made the most of their cages

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Awww, well do what you think is best for you , my Mom has a Lutino male and he's a doll, I'm pretty sure she's going to breed him to her pearl female since he's in love with her anyway. My breeding pair are normal greys split to half of the mutations and I can't get them to stop breeding, which I love having the chicks, I just worry about the female over breeding herself.
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Awww, well do what you think is best for you , my Mom has a Lutino male and he's a doll, I'm pretty sure she's going to breed him to her pearl female since he's in love with her anyway. My breeding pair are normal greys split to half of the mutations and I can't get them to stop breeding, which I love having the chicks, I just worry about the female over breeding herself.
Yea that's what I'm afraid of. I don't think I'll ever be interested in breeding so I don't want to get into that. I think it will be unavoidable if I get a lutino male though... Maybe I should get Belle tested for her gender. Maybe I'll be surpised and she'll be a he! Then I could get another male.
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her old cage is fine for a smaller bird, i was worried it was a lot smaller! thats not bad at all!

male lutinos are harder to find than females because lutino is a sex linked mutation, so it is much easier to get females...


and in order to get a male lutino, both parents must have the gene. the mother cant be split so she must be a lutino. but a male could be split or visual, HOWEVER it is very bad breeding to breed two visual lutinos... because it makes bald spots, weaker babies, and can cause more dead in shell eggs. so best pair would be a visual lutino female and a split lutino male, but then you cant tell if a bird is split lutino just by looking at it. you have to breed the bird to know if it is split lutino... not an easy thing, but if you know the lineage of the birds you may have a better chance at guessing if your bird is lutino split.

for example. say the bird you plan to breed is a male grey. look at his parents. if his mom was a lutino, he gets the split. if his mom was not a lutino but his sisters were, he may also have the split... its complicated but thats why there are more female lutinos, pearls, and cinnamons out there. because theyre all sex linked. its easier to get more females of these mutations, so it may be hard to find a guaranteed lutino male if you get a baby. to be honest, i would get a lutino female if you want to avoid breeding. because not only would it be stressful on you, but breeding pearl with lutino is also another poor genetic choice because pearls also suffer from thinning of feathers behind the crest to full out bald spots and this would only cause more bald spots in the babies... and cinnamon is even more complicated in the mix. so a cinnamon pearlxlutino is not the best pair. but its fine if you prevent breeding. which in tiels it is very easy to prevent breeding for the most part. most tiels respond well to the long nights treatment


and belle is a girl no need for testing. if she grew in pearl tail feathers, shes definately a girl, no way around it



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Yea I definitely don't plan on breeding haha. I'll just look for another female eventually so I won't have to worry about mating. The few reasons I wanted a male is for their vibrant cheeks and better speaking abilities. I'm fine with females though! So female tiels typically get along fine when caged together?
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NICE cage!!!

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females get along just fine, and cheek patch has nothing to do with gender at all, both males and females can have bright cheek patches

and as for speaking... well the males can be loud lol the talking is nice, but the females tend to have the more laid back gentle personalities. males hit a nasty teen stage that can be really bad, theyre more moody than females.



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Oh really?! I was totally told that the cheek patch for females was a lot less vibrant.. Shows how much I know.
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NICE cage!!!
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read a lot through the genetics and mutations posts for sexing tiels, you will pick up a lot of information. its the best place to learn cockatiel genetics and mutations.


also look at my two, theyre male and female and the female is pretty much just as bright as the males plus, lutinos have bright cheek patches as it is! lutinos are pretty



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