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cage sizes???


hello i have two cages right now, i dont have a proper camera so i drew the measerments bad drawing one is taller then the other...can any one tell me if these cages are sutible for a : indian ring neck? cockatielpeachface or lovebirdgreen cheek conure
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The first one is far better for green cheeks lovebirds etc. I wouldn't recommend putting them in anything larger that 5/8 bar spacing.

But 40 cm is not very wide.. Most of your chosen birds have long tails and they would most likely be banged up from the cage bars..


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will a 2cm or 1cm bar spacing, which is not sutable for a bird?
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1cm will do the trick for love birds cockatiels green cheeks.. Anything in that size..

1 inch though is good for macaws, cockatoos.. The more larger birds!


Icicis- Green cheek conure
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what about a idian ring neck? the bird will also be out of the cage for the hole day 7:00am to 7:00pm. so he will only sleep in the cage... also i'm thinking of selling my 2 cages to get a better bigger one
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I'm not sure about 1 inch for IRN's

Hopefully someone will chime in with the info.

IRN's also have large tails as well.


Icicis- Green cheek conure
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any one else with any other info???
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Okay here's some absolute minimum cage sizes and bar spacing guidelines, it goes H X D X W

Green cheek conure: 18 x 18 x 24 with 1/2 inch bar spacing
Indian ringneck parakeet: 36 x 18 x 24 with 3/4 inch bar spacing
Lovebirds: 18 x 18 x 24 with 1/2 inch bar spacing
Cockatiels: 20 x 20 x 20 with 1/2 inch bar spacing

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As Daisy said those are absolute minimum sizes... I want to add in cages that small lots of out of cage time is a must... My green cheek and parrotlet each have their own 32x21x35in flight cage and I have 5 budgies in a 3rd flight cage. They still get lots of out of cage time.
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thanks i'll probly get a bigger cage before xmas thanks any thing i need to know about toys, seed, newspaper??? you can also send a pic of your cage....
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That is the cage I have used for both my Indian ringneck and cockatiels (cockatiels have been housed in it before and after very happily)



I have 1 green cheek conure housed in this. It works perfectly well for him!



I have this ferret cage currently, well not this EXACT one but one almost identical only mine is a different colour and brand. It went horrible together and I'm not a big fan of it at all. Next time I'm definitely going for a double stacked parrot cage. However, for 90 I couldn't really complain. I currently house two conures in the top and my lovebirds in the bottom. I'm going to be moving my lovebirds into an aviary though, as I don't feel that I'm confident enough with the bar spacing. They should be moving into it sooner or later though and once they have I will remove the divider in the middle and let the conures have the whole thing well the 2 of them anyways

As for toys, with all the species I think shredding/preening toys are best. Birds love wrecking stuff and you can make your own to save money if you wanted to. With my Indian ringneck, I made sure she had plenty of acrylic toys too, just so she wouldn't break everything in her path. My conures love to preen and shred everything in sight and the lovies are just as bad, if worse. They make more mess doing it though. And although cockatiels do play with their toys, they're nowhere near as playful as a green cheek or lovebird. Indian ringnecks can really vary though. At first, Echo didn't touch a single toy. She was absolutely horrified by the idea, after a little while this is what she was like...



That was a good perch!

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thank you where did you buy all of those cages from?
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The top one I don't think you can get, but otherwise the others can be bought from most pet stores/bird stores

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thank-you and is the last one a rat cage? or ferret cage?
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Can be used for both

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i love the idea of that because the birds have platforms
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i have this cage for my green cheek

it is 32x21x35
just like parrotlets rock's cages
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Icicis- Green cheek conure
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i like it
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I really really want those flight cages

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