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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I had an idea of what type of cage to use for honey however, I would love for oppinoins. Now my honey is in teh old ferret cage my cockatiel is in this cage here




However, this is the cage Honey started in



My gran thinks the second cage is good for her i think its too small however hte one on top now that i think of it might be a better cage tfor honey and put ziva in the cage that is the second one? Any ideas or opinions?
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Sorry Dove.. In my opinion, both cages look too small. Have you looked into flight cages?
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Techincally that is what Honey is in she's in the old ferret cage since i dont have any ferrets to put in it techically thats her flight cage.
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Cage thoughts....

Both look to small unfortunately.
Even the ferret cage she is in right now is minimum or even to small.

Are you able to buy a newer cage? You an try checking online classifieds and there are cheaper flight cages online. Try the A&E flight cage. It's a decent size for the price.


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Here is the A&E flight cage that houses my green cheek conure.(sorry for the mess.. Tomorrow is cleaning day!!)

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They need TONS of space to move around and lots of perches and playing opportunity!


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hi dove i thank these cages are way to small for a bird the size of a conure or cockatiel this is what i have my conure in i got this cage off ebay for 119 with free shipping
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Thank you, It was basically a thought for what i' was thinking when i go to get the new bird when the time ocomes of cours.
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Could you post a pic of the ferret cage??


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Theres a pic of it.
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Although the ferret cage is bigger, you're still better off getting a cage safe for the birds. You could buy a double flight so both birds could get one

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Generally, the minimum recommended cage size for a cockatiel is 18"x18" to give you a good starting point Now, that's the minimum. I think they're most comfortable in 22"-24" wide as a small end of the scale - they need enough room to have plenty of toys but still fully open their wings and flap to exercise. The more they're out of the cage, the smaller the cage can be within reason. If your bird spends 4-6 hours out a day an 18" cage isn't so bad. The rule of thumb is to get the biggest cage you can afford/accommodate, within reason. A tiel doesn't need a 60-80" macaw cage They'd get lost in it!



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Mine have a 6ft x 9ft flight and they look a bit lost. I find tiels a bit more needy of space than say conures because they're not climbers

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