Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Cages

Cages Cage related topics

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2017, 06:06 AM
Junior Member
Parrots:
Max, yellow naped Amazon hatched ~2002, Baby, sulfur crested Cockatoo hatched 2015
Join Date: Mar 2017
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
henry0reilly is on a distinguished road
Question How big a cage for 2 bird to share?

Sponsored Links
My girlfriend recently "rescued" a yellow naped amazon and a sulfur crested cockatoo. We have to get them a better home. The cockatoo currently flies but the amazon does not. Since they live 50+ years we want to be sure to get a good cage that's large enough the first time.

I've been pricing cages that are about 3' x 4' x 5' high. Would that be large enough for both of them? In their previous home they were not caged at all but they seem to be adjusting to the miserable small cages we have. We let them loose at least once a day and lure them back with peanuts in their food bowls.




Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to henry0reilly For This Useful Post:
Kentuckienne Vendor (03-02-2017), Scott  (03-02-2017)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2017, 07:00 AM
Kentuckienne's Avatar
Supporting Vendor
Parrots:
Gus, Blue and gold macaw rescue
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Middle of nowhere (kentuckianna)
Thanks: 935
Thanked 2,174 Times in 1,086 Posts
Kentuckienne is on a distinguished road
Re: How big a cage for 2 bird to share?

You might not be able to keep them in one cage, especially if they haven't been living together. Did they come from the same home? A general rule is a cage should be at minimum wider than the parrot's wingspan. Two birds, even if they get along, need a much larger cage. It's not just space - parrots can develop aggressions toward one another and can seriously hurt or kill one another if they fight. A larger bird might crunch a smaller bird' beak, a very painful injury, or bite of a toe...I know of a cockatoo in a rescue who decapitated his mate. Also, if they didn't come from the same place and haven't been through vet checkup and quarantine they should be kept as far apart as possible for now in case one or both carry some insidious infection.

Large cages are expensive. We have a couple of King's which are great, powder coated steel no galvanized, heavy bars. I see them all the time in Craigslist around here, and you should be able to find some reasonably priced ones secondhand, clean and fix up as needed.

Thanks for taking these two in, and please keep checking in so we can peek over your shoulder at their new lives!
__________________
Kentuckienne, the Amazonienne.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Kentuckienne For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (03-02-2017), Scott  (03-02-2017)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2017, 07:21 AM
Supporting Member
Parrots:
DYH Amazon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western, Michigan
Thanks: 5,083
Thanked 5,099 Times in 2,764 Posts
SailBoat is on a distinguished road
Re: How big a cage for 2 bird to share?

I seem to be following my good friend above regarding your Threads! What she provided is great information! So, I will limit my response to where.

I agree regarding King Cages, if you can clearly go with them.

For a source and to provide you a base understand of a good size cage, Web Search: 'Bird Cages 4 Less'

There are two cages that I have used and like when a used King Cage is not available:

Lani Kai Lodge, PLaytop: 32"W x 22"D x 64" H - Target Cost: $ 350.00

Kauai Kastle Playtop: 36" W x 26" D x 68" H - Target Cost: $ 450.00

The larger the cage the better! BUT: Always remember that from time to time you will want to take them outside! So, always remember to keep the Depth just a bit smaller then the Door Opening!

When out for walks, look for Natural Wood Branches that can be used for Perches! Live Ones, not the dead ones that have fallen. Clean the bark off and wash and dry! See the I Love Amazons - ... for a segment on: Getting to the Foot of the Problem!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to SailBoat For This Useful Post:
Kentuckienne Vendor (03-02-2017), Scott  (03-02-2017)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2017, 07:48 AM
Junior Member
Parrots:
Max, yellow naped Amazon hatched ~2002, Baby, sulfur crested Cockatoo hatched 2015
Join Date: Mar 2017
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
henry0reilly is on a distinguished road
Talking Re: How big a cage for 2 bird to share?

Quote: Originally Posted by Kentuckienne View Post
Did they come from the same home?
Yes, they were both loose along with some cockatiels (I think)

Having been bitten by the parrot, once while offering him food (!) I was in favor of finding him another home and just keeping the cockatoo.

g/f seems to think they're bonded somehow.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to henry0reilly For This Useful Post:
SailBoat Supporting Member (03-02-2017), Scott  (03-02-2017)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2017, 10:07 AM
Supporting Member
Parrots:
DYH Amazon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western, Michigan
Thanks: 5,083
Thanked 5,099 Times in 2,764 Posts
SailBoat is on a distinguished road
Re: How big a cage for 2 bird to share?

Getting bitten it part of you learning what or how not to do something!

Parrot 101:

Its NEVER the fault of the Parrot! Its ALWAYS the fault of the Human! By taking this vantage point, you can more quickly determine what you are doing wrong and correct it quicker!

Get a chair, set it next to your Parrot's cages and 'READ ALOUD' the Thread in the Amazons Forum near or at the top of the Page that is high lighted in light blue: Understanding Amazon Body Language! Read it several time a day until you understand it like a fist language. Note: You will be reading this Thread often! So, maybe make a copy of it! NOTE: While you are learning Amazons Body Language, your Parrots are getting use to your voice and you being around them.

Now, to develop a depth of knowledge regarding Amazons and Parrots in general read the other highlighted in light blue Thread, titled: I Love Amazons - ... There are numerous Segments in that Thread that will provide you a wealth of knowledge.

If you can develop a trust Bond with Amazon, your Lady might just keep your around! And, that my friend is a Great Thing to Happen to a Guy!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SailBoat For This Useful Post:
Kentuckienne Vendor (03-02-2017)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2017, 07:56 AM
goalerjones's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Hahn's macaw, RIP George, Jenday Conure
Join Date: Oct 2011
Thanks: 257
Thanked 823 Times in 521 Posts
goalerjones is on a distinguished road
Re: How big a cage for 2 bird to share?

Another thing to consider is dust. Cockatoos are very "dusty" birds and that dander can cause respiratory problems for other birds and even people.

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Community > Cages
Remove Ads

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone share tea with their bird ruffledfeathers Parrot Food, Recipes and Diet 7 01-11-2016 03:54 PM
Share Portraits of You and Your Bird(s) Superbird General Parrot Information 30 07-24-2013 08:13 AM
Lets share our cage setup pictures BreannPearlLang Conures 3 10-04-2012 12:22 AM
Lets share our cage setup pictures BreannPearlLang Budgies/Parakeets 0 10-03-2012 10:05 PM
Share something fun that your bird does! LoveMauiGus Questions and Answers 10 06-16-2011 02:38 AM




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2009, Parrot Forums.com