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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help!! What can I do??

Millie has an Avian Adventures daytime cage and an Avian Adventures sleep cage. She's just started pulling her dishes out of their holders in her sleep cage...She can't pull her dishes out of their holders in her daytime cage because they are a snug fit, but in her Avian Adventures sleep cage, they aren't and she can pull the dishes out very easily. She's just started doing this. I worry about her doing this and then getting caught in the dish holders. I know this isn't safe, so I haven't been putting her in her sleep cage at night. Is there a way I can secure the dishes so she can't pull them out? This is her sleep cage.
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I'd love some suggestions! I'm not really sure what to do to keep them in there!
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Hmm that's a tricky one... If it were me I would take a large zip tie and put it around the cups and one bar, then tighten it super tight. Not exactly the prettiest idea but it may work?
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^ what she said. That's what I'd of suggested! I've done it before for other animals too and it works well. Doesn't look amazing but it's better to be safe than sorry

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Yeah I second that idea as well! What a little monkey! My Severe liked to go through her food and find only the choice bits and throw the rest of it on the floor. Good Luck!



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I got one of these for Maxx for his outside cage, because he was doing the same thing.

They work really well.

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I would suggest zip ties as well, or what I use to hold my 'Tiel's cage doors closed is a plastic clothes line clip.

Kind of like these except without the metal ring.
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Soooo, I've had kind of a "duh!" moment. haha She was only doing this with the dish that didn't have water in it. I do keep water in her sleep cage at all times. SO, I just put water in BOTH bowls. Viola. Problem solved. haha! Thanks for all of the suggestions! Not sure why I didn't really think of this before posting. lol
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Thats great, I'm glad you were able to find a solution that worked .
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I was also thinking a plastic zip tie.


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Glad you figure it out.



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