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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Advice on building a new cage

hi everyone !
My uncle recently visited my place and saw my 2 IRNs in their respective cages. While i was telling him about them , he suddenly offered to have a flight cage built for me according to my specifications FOR FREE .

Well I'm going to use this opportunity to get exactly what I want . So how large would it have to be to accommodate 2 IRN parakeets ?
I was thinking of having it around 150 cm high , 120 cm wide and 80-100 cm deep. Would it be suitable for 2 IRNs ?
I can't have anything much bigger cause I live in an apartment and already have 2 other cages with my budgies and lovebird.

More importantly , which metal should be used for the cage ? My uncle suggested aluminum or steel with zinc coating but I've read that zinc could poison my birds what could I use ?
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Not zinc. Stainless is ideal but expensive.
Some powder coating is ok but you need to do your homework.
I don't know about size, I wouldn't keep 2 IRN together.


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What Kate said. You could make it with a wooden frame but you'd have to provide them with tons to do to get them avoiding chewing it! I don't feel you should house two together either, mine wouldn't touch another bird gently. She'd happily take it's head off though

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wooden frame would be fine but you need to look up what kinds of woods your perticular bird cant be around or chew because it makes them sick

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