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New Cage Set Ups

I thought we had a cage set up's thread, but I can't seem to find it, lol. Here's my current ones:

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They're lovely set ups...I'm currently looking for another cage. I'm doing lots of research, but shipping prices kill me! I can't find any Canadian sites that have free shipping....

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They look great! Your cages look like mine for my tiels and parrotlets - almost all the toys are on the top half That's all the dorks use!



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Mine actually use the whole cage, they love having their foraging trays and things down there, but we hadn't finished cleaning them, so they hadn't gone back in when I took the photos. =) But I don't have any toys long enough to reach the bottom, so they get foot toys down there during the day - we were about to cover them for bed. And having no toys low down, does make things a bit safer, in case the 'tiels have a night fright.


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I love your cages! where did you get them?

My budgies tend to use the whole cage, here's a pic of their current setup

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My cockatiel, Moose, had the same cage as your budgies, Jamie. I actually just switched them and gave that to the linnies, since my tiel only used 3 perches in the top of the cage



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lol, they can be so particular with where they'll go in a cage

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What's funniest about it is, in the new cage (18"x18") he uses the whole thing! Worked out best for both birds!



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They look great! Your cages look like mine for my tiels and parrotlets - almost all the toys are on the top half That's all the dorks use!
LOL, same with mine! I go out of my way to get them expensive big cages, and I might as well chop off the bottom half. LOL.


They are beautiful cages, very roomy and nice looking!

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I found with my guys, having food dishes in the lower half of the cage, as well as foraging toys near the bottom, forced the birds to use the entire cage
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My grasskeets, being ground foragers, have to be encouraged to use the tops of their cages, lol. Luckily, I have found that if I can make things interesting enough for them, all of my current birds will us all parts of their cages, but I am certain other birds would not do so in certain cages, no matter what one tried.
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They're lovely set ups...I'm currently looking for another cage. I'm doing lots of research, but shipping prices kill me! I can't find any Canadian sites that have free shipping....
Take a look at eBay.ca. No free shipping that I could find but good cages and including shipping very reasonably priced. I just put a bid in on one.
BTW don't overbid, they'll try to make you do that. I bid 1 cent over the asking price and expect to hear tonight if I got it. It's a dividable flight cage.
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great set-ups. My quakers use all of their cage. toys from top to bottom and don't mess with their things.

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Thanks.

This is an old set up, but you can see the things they normally get on the floor to play with in it. This is after Lofty had tipped everything out her foraging cups, lol:




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I love your cages! where did you get them?
Thanks. I got one from http://www.zooplus.co.uk - when it didn't arrive, and I didn't hear anything from them for three weeks I canceled it and ordered the second from http://www.seapets.co.uk Then the first one arrived, so we tried to cancel the second, which arrived two days later, lol. Since we'd have to pay to send it back, plus a restocking fee, and no one wanted to buy the spare second-hand (even though it was untouched) the budgie girls got an upgrade, and we got the two boys, lol. They're Montana San Remos - it's a German company.


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This is the one I am getting. The plan is for my two new linnie babies that I'm getting from Ineke (breeder from the Lineolated Parakeet Forum) will get the cage. I wanted something sturdy and big but wide rather than high because they don't bother with the bottom half of the cage.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/48-Parrot-Bird-di...item439ce32c69

The divider is a bonus if I ever need it.
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