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    Cage Platforms?

    I just recieved two beautiful little budgies from PetsMart. They're clean, they're healthy, and they're active. I'm so thrilled to have them. My boyfriend bought them for me for my birthday (but don't worry, I've had one before so I know how to take care of them).

    I bought a large, cylindrical cage... the closest match I could find online was:

    http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1107222007737

    but the cage I bought is slightly taller, narrower, and it is, or course, cylindrical. The bottom of the cage is 12" in diameter. So there's a lot of area height-wise, but not a lot of "floor space."

    I was wondering if they make little platforms to hook onto the sides of cages that you can place food on and other things. Since there isn't a lot of "floor space," it's mostly just used for the birds relieving themselves.

    I don't want anything to land in their food, so I wanted to know if there are platforms that you can buy. Does that make sense? Hmm.

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    Re: Cage Platforms?

    Do you mean something like this? It's at petsmart also I have one for my tiel
    http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...=1107224360287
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    Re: Cage Platforms?

    Awwww!

    If you mean cylindrical you mean a cage with circle bases, then you may want to consider taking it back for another. Birds have been known to develop nervous conditions in those as well as being unable to find a "Safe spot" because of the lack of sides and corners. As you noted, as well, they are hard to arrange so that droppings don't fall on toys/perches.

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    Re: Cage Platforms?

    I agree. In addition, budgies prefer cages with more horizontal space compared to vertical space. So, if you decide to exchange your cage you might consider getting a cage that has more floor space and less height.

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    Thank you so much for your help!!!

    CarrieSB: that's EXACTLY what I was looking for! That's awesome, thank you!

    Others: thank you so much for the advice. I'll definitely keep it into consideration the next time I go shopping. It's funny that you guys say the taller, cylindrical cages are less preferred by birds, because I was really hesitant about buying it - (it was just cheap!) Ha. But I will more than likely be buying a rectangular cage soon so that my birds can be as happy as can be. =) Any that you can suggest?

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    Re: Cage Platforms?

    Wow, I'm suprised that you were told that birds aren't fans of round cages! I wonder why they were even stocking them. Sounds like you have found a petshop with a clue! YaY!

    From what I understand, birds like corners so they can sort of hide if they are upset and frightened -- it's a safety/comforting thing. I know when I brought my birds home they sat on the highest perch as close to the corner as possible so I made sure to put the towel over that corner to try to make them feel even safer.


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    Re: Cage Platforms?

    yes, ditto on the square or rectangular cages over round ones.

    i would shop at a non-chain pet store, preferably at a bird store or a bird e-tailer (online) to get your cage. i have a great article on choosing the right one on this page: http://www.*************.com/info.html

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