Tailfeathers
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

 
 
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Teenager moomooprice's Avatar
    Name
    Meridith
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    what do you think of this cage?

    http://www.birdcages.com/small-bird-...opbirdcage.cfm

    Ok i am joining the ranks of the tiel owners in a few weeks. I am overly excited and have been looking at cages and trying to pick one that will fit in my apt, with stand a jack attack (jack landing on it) and that will be ok of my new baby that i am getting. So i would like your thoughts on this one please. (any help is apreceated)

  2. #2
    Tailfeather
    Name
    LC
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,032
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    I think that 16 inches is too narrow.

  3. #3
    Baby BirdLuver09's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    My Heart & Soul will always be in OHIO, but my body is elsewhere
    Posts
    891
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    It looks like it would be okay for ONE cockatiel if he/she wasn't going to be in it all the time - But in my opinion i think the way the door is made would get on my nerves - but that's just me, I'd rather it just open and lay flat against the cage if its going to open like that, Or have a automatic stopper that it makes them a "strip landing" type door.

    I just got a Awesome cage, It is sold at most pet smarts and some other online stores - not sure if it's shipped every where or not though

    here is a picture of it - before I had it all set up (it is for 4 of my cockatiels - they love it they have tons of room Plus they're out all day long but 50% of the time after i let them out, I go back in like 30 mins later and they're back in it playing

    Oh and you can see my little Lutino - decided she didn't want to wait on me to finish it up she wanted to hurry up and give her beak of approval :P she's one nosy little girl



    It's made by Midwest -the size is Size: 36"L x 24"W x 39"H

    where it is sitting is not its permanent location , I have to go pick up the stand for it this week.

    Oh and the way to open it /close it you have to squeeze the 2 knobs together so no birdies can attempt to be escape artists

  4. #4
    Toby the tiel Adult teddibear381's Avatar
    Name
    Erica
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,985
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    congrats on the new tiel. i like the HQ flight if you can afford it... i also like free standing cages though.

  5. #5
    Happily Married Moulting Fruit Basket's Avatar
    Name
    Heather
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    1,768
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    I think it looks great for one tiel. As long as she is free to go in and out as she pleases.
    I almost bought an open top like that one a week ago, a bit bigger though. But did not do it cause it was kinda pricey.

    Imagine yourself through their eyes.
    You measure a man's greatness
    by how much it takes to discourage him.

    Rito ~ Maroon Belly Conure (see album for pic)

  6. #6
    Tailfeather
    Name
    LC
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,032
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Birdluver, is that the critter nation?

    I don't think I'd like having a bird cage with a door that was the whole front and didn't offer another option. It seems like it would be hard to set up and really disruptive to the birds ever time the door was opened...

  7. #7
    Teenager moomooprice's Avatar
    Name
    Meridith
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Yes it is just 1 tiel that i am getting, and i plan to have her out of the cage most the time. I have a few weeks untill she weaned and ready to come home with me. i am already working on building her a play gym/play house. I will keep looking to see if i cant find a better cage. the issue is where the cage is going to sit is 20 in deep and i would liketo have an inch or two scoot space for safty. I have been haveing a hard time finding 18 in chages . I am finding 16in or 24 in. I will keep looking.

  8. #8
    Teenager moomooprice's Avatar
    Name
    Meridith
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    http://www.birdguys.com/blue-ribbon-bird-cage8.html


    Ok here is another one. It is 18 in!!!! which means it will fit. and it matches Okeefes cage.

  9. #9
    Happily Married Moulting Fruit Basket's Avatar
    Name
    Heather
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    1,768
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Here is an awesome site for open top cages....

    http://www.birdscomfort.com/opentop_bird_cages.html

    I personally have never bought from them, but it seems like they have a large selection.
    (They also have a 110% low price guarantee. That sounds good?)

    Imagine yourself through their eyes.
    You measure a man's greatness
    by how much it takes to discourage him.

    Rito ~ Maroon Belly Conure (see album for pic)

  10. #10
    Tailfeather
    Name
    LC
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    5,032
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    I really feel that 18 by 18 is too small for a tiel...

  11. #11
    Tailfeather
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6,399
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Bigger would be better, but if out of cage for several hours per day it is not to bad. For one tiel only though.
    The tiel I had for 15 years lived in an 18"x18" cage, she was out when I was home, at the least 4-5 hours, more on weekends. Of course at the time, I had no access to internet and was winging it when it came to caring for her. Had a few books, but the info was dated.

    Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too;
    surrounded by people who don't, you don't.
    ~Mignon McLaughlin

  12. #12
    Teenager moomooprice's Avatar
    Name
    Meridith
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    ok here is my fear of a bigger cage. If it is 20 in deep and jack lands on it and scoots it then it will fall in the floor becuse the area it is sitting on is 20 in deap. If the cage is 18 in and jack lands on it and scoots it there is a little bit of room so it does not fall. All the cages have to be in my bedroom because the AC vent is in the living room and it gets very cold in there and i dont want to have frozen birds. Space is at a premium as far as places to put a cage goes. My new baby will be living on top of my antique sewing machine with the machine folded in its case.

    So here is my big question is it better to have a 20x20 cage and run the risk of jack acidently knocking it off or have a 18x18 cage to lessen the chance of jack knocking it off.

    I know bigger is better for the birds sake, but i am also thinking of saftey and interactions that might ocure when i am not home. With all this in mind i am thinking the 18X18 might be better , even though it is smaller. I am moving to a larger apt in July/Aug and i plan on upgradeing everyones cages and pedistools then. But in the mean time it is a question of space and saftey for my new little one.

  13. #13
    Happily Married Moulting Fruit Basket's Avatar
    Name
    Heather
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    1,768
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    I think if the 18x18 would be safer, than that sounds ok. Normally i would not recommend it unless I know that the bird will be free to go in and out as he pleases. My cage is 20x18 (I think), and she is only in it to eat, and sleep at night when I cover her. All day long, weather I am home or not, she is outside of the cage. She wont go in it unless she is hungry. She sleeps on anything she wants to, (usually her pedi-perch or the top of the couch). She also has ladders so she can get up and down without any help.

    So, if it is safer for you to go 18x18, while still allowing him a lot of freedom outside the cage. Then it will be fine.... I would only say no if the bird was not allowed out.

    Imagine yourself through their eyes.
    You measure a man's greatness
    by how much it takes to discourage him.

    Rito ~ Maroon Belly Conure (see album for pic)

  14. #14
    Baby BirdLuver09's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    My Heart & Soul will always be in OHIO, but my body is elsewhere
    Posts
    891
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Cricket View Post
    Birdluver, is that the critter nation?

    I don't think I'd like having a bird cage with a door that was the whole front and didn't offer another option. It seems like it would be hard to set up and really disruptive to the birds ever time the door was opened...

    It is a critter nation, but I only use one door, and it hasn't bothered them yet, They don't hang on the door that i open, They're either playing on the floor of the cage or the perches, or Over on the door with the food that isn't opened.

  15. #15
    Tailfeather jakeandnikko's Avatar
    Name
    jake
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    cambridge, US
    Posts
    4,030
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Maybe you should wait til you get her new apt. Because if jack is free roming and the tiel and him don;t get along how are you gonna et them both be out. Could you lock jack in another room? I am in no way trying to offend at all i'm just giving my oppinion. If it is safer and you can allow plenty of out ime space I would go with the 18x18.


    R.I.P Nikko.

  16. #16
    Teenager moomooprice's Avatar
    Name
    Meridith
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl
    Posts
    1,559
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    The only time my new baby will be in her cage is at night and 2 to 3 hours a day that i have to work. The rest of the wakeing hours she will be out of her cage. i am working on her play gym now. She will have acess to food and water not only in her cage, but also in her play gym. prity much the cage is for when i am at work and for night. I will rearange my bedroom and see if i cant get a place that his bigger to put a bigger cage.

  17. #17
    Slave to a broto! Moulting eliza's Avatar
    Name
    Eliza
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,684
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    Quote Originally Posted by moomooprice View Post
    http://www.birdguys.com/blue-ribbon-bird-cage8.html


    Ok here is another one. It is 18 in!!!! which means it will fit. and it matches Okeefes cage.
    I'd think that this would be a bit more suitable for a small parrot like a 'tiel as it is 24" x 24" x 20" -- that adds up to more space w/o taking up a lot of room:

    http://www.birdguys.com/t4-black-bird-cage.html

    Don't get me wrong: the 18 X 18 X 20 isn't a terrible cage but bigger is better. The only thing that I worry about is "a Jack attack". The smaller cages just aren't sturdy -- a hy could make short work of a cage like that!
    Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France

    Pickle, Golden-winged parakeet (brotogeris). DOH 3/22/08.
    Beetle, Peach-faced lovebird (agapornis). 8/6/05 - 8/28/07. Always in my heart.

  18. #18
    Egg's Cracking... verean's Avatar
    Name
    Verean
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    228
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: what do you think of this cage?

    If you can afford a HQ flight cage it is the best bet. I heard it is best for two cockatiels but if using for one even better.


    Please Click on the below!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Carrier/Travel Cage/Sleep Cage?
    By BarkingPup in forum Conures
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-13-2010, 10:34 PM
  2. Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-01-2008, 02:24 AM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-25-2008, 08:36 PM
  4. A&E Cage - Double Flight Cage Review
    By Criss in forum Other Cockatiel Topics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-22-2007, 07:51 PM
  5. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-14-2007, 07:28 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home