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Hi every one,

 

I am going out and buying a bigger cage for all my birds tomorrow, I don't know the dimensions, but you can get them from most pet shops - it's the size they usually have the budgies in at the petshops and sometimes even the cockatoos are kept in that size. I think it is similar to this - http://petone.com.au/avione/images/604T.jpg

 

I want to put all my birds in there - so 2 boys and 3 girls. I know to avoid them breeding, I don't put anything in that will resemble a nest. Is there any thing else I should do when I set the cage up? What sort of perches should I get and how many etc? I am hoping to get another boy in the next couple of months - to hopefully even out the numbers - yes I know, quarantine!

 

How will I know if the new arrangement is working out?

 

At the moment, Abbie is getting very cranky towards Chirper and Muffin (I have the 3 girls in one cage). Abbie will argue with both, but Chirp and Muffin are fine with each other. I think Abbie is marginally older, even tho I bought all my birds within a couple of months of each other.

 

I suppose its arguing and squabling, she's possessive over the perch she is on, even though the other two can be climbing up past it to get higher, and just things like this. It's very irritating especially on my ears!

 

Any advice and suggestions on set ups would be great. (Oh, and I am also on a limited budget, so what I can't afford this weekend I will have to get next fortnight.)

 

While I am here - I feed my birds some native grasses that grow around here, the birds absolutely love it! But when they have finished with it, they put all the residual stuff that they dont want in the water dish, and it makes it really yucky and smelly by the time i get home from work to change it. Is there something I can do to help stop this?

 

thanks heaps

Karli

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Your budgies are going to love their new CAGE ( not aviary ) .............looks terrific. We have a whole section on BBC called SETTING UP YOUR CAGE OR AVIARY ........here............ http://forums.budgiebreeders.asn.au/index....mp;s=&f=100 have a look through there and see what ideas you can get from others.

Have fun shopping for your new cage. :ohmygod:

 

 

PS an aviary is something you can walk into.......BIG....not a cage.

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Hi every one, HI

 

I am going out and buying a bigger cage for all my birds tomorrow, I don't know the dimensions, but you can get them from most pet shops - it's the size they usually have the budgies in at the petshops and sometimes even the cockatoos are kept in that size. It is a very nice cage and a few friends have them. I beleive pet shops only have the cockatoos in those cages while they are on display, to have a big bird like a cockatoo in a small cage like that would not be very good.

 

I think it is similar to this - http://petone.com.au/avione/images/604T.jpg

 

I want to put all my birds in there - so 2 boys and 3 girls. I know to avoid them breeding, I don't put anything in that will resemble a nest. Is there any thing else I should do when I set the cage up? What sort of perches should I get and how many etc?

Personally I like to have a few different sized perches in their. Some dowel, some gum tree/eucalyptus branches. Some square perches if you want. Make sure perches go front to back so they have more room to fly.

I am hoping to get another boy in the next couple of months - to hopefully even out the numbers - yes I know, quarantine! That will be fun.

 

How will I know if the new arrangement is working out? I have only ever had aviary birds but I would imagine the birds would be excited to move into such a big cage.

 

At the moment, Abbie is getting very cranky towards Chirper and Muffin (I have the 3 girls in one cage). Abbie will argue with both, but Chirp and Muffin are fine with each other. I think Abbie is marginally older, even tho I bought all my birds within a couple of months of each other.

 

I suppose its arguing and squabling, she's possessive over the perch she is on, even though the other two can be climbing up past it to get higher, and just things like this. It's very irritating especially on my ears!

 

Any advice and suggestions on set ups would be great. (Oh, and I am also on a limited budget, so what I can't afford this weekend I will have to get next fortnight.)

 

While I am here - I feed my birds some native grasses that grow around here, the birds absolutely love it! But when they have finished with it, they put all the residual stuff that they dont want in the water dish, and it makes it really yucky and smelly by the time i get home from work to change it. Is there something I can do to help stop this? My birds do all sorts of things to open water dishes, I would come home and the water would be black. I ended up buying some of those gravity water feeders where the birds cant drop seed or other things into.

 

thanks heaps No problem

Karli

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