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Old 07-08-2017, 11:22 PM
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Show me your cages!!!

As the title says! Show me your setups. I am constantly questioning if Ive setup Carl's cage well enough. More toys? More perches?! Fewer?! Right now his looks pretty bare, as I'm waiting for the post to deliver 4, hopefully a bit tougher to destroy toys. He is a woodchipper with wings. And while I know chewing is part of his play/natural behavior, unless I can find gum branches regularly and untreated pine it gets a bit pricey.
Ive also just read the article about dividing the cage into 4 layers....so when the new toys come I will definitely be taking that into consideration! Anyways, here's Carls cage, fresh after washing the grate and changing his newspaper.


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Old 07-09-2017, 03:02 PM
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Re: Show me your cages!!!

Take a look at the cage set-up for this Amazon (Bingo), a new arrival. Note the great variation in the size and type of perches and the placement of toys, food dishes, etc... Thread Name: Welcome home, Bingo!

A large number of Threads that have Photos of Parrots will likely have the cage in the background.

Remember, that what you have in the cage is and should be under on-going change and up-grades as you gain a better idea of the wants, needs and enjoyment of your Parrot. Also, Parrots will go thru periods of heavy interest in one configuration and/or type of toys and than become bored with it. So, with time, change this corner and that corner, followed by etc.... The goal is to provide a slow, but continued change. All-out, change everything can be a problem and should be avoided.

Remember to layer! Long things and short hanging stuff. Stuff including perches on the outside of the cage. Remember the top, and the door!

Have fun with this, Enjoy!
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Re: Show me your cages!!!

Went and had a mini shopping spree online for Carl. Husband isnt too impressed (still trying to convince him the more toys/stimulation Carl has, the less likely he is to scream)....anyways
Carl is currently dismantling the foot toys/cat balls but his cage has so much stuff in it now I dont know if he even lnows to do with it!

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Old 07-12-2017, 06:40 AM
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Re: Show me your cages!!!

Neat!

Just and FYI: Remember that you can also use the placement of things to create a comfort place that allows the Parrot to feel safe that the World cannot see him.

Looks like you are having fun with it! That's the goal.

Contact calls, a chatter between each other will go along way to limiting screaming.

If the light stand is used for camera lighting that's okay, but if you have it there for general lighting is to close, that type of light can become very hot!
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:22 AM
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Carl is a lucky Alex, his new mansion looks comfortable, he'll probably be happy to make it his own.
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Re: Show me your cages!!!

Remember a cage is an ever evolving space, something in and something out. Bit like a closet really but with less mess LOL. You will learn what your bird likes, there are a couple of Plum's toys I dare not move.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:33 PM
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Re: Show me your cages!!!

Thanks everyone for the tips! I want to make him as happy as possible and keep him entertained while Im at work. I still have a large boing that I need to clean and that will go on the outside on the right there. I'll let him get used to this layout and then next week see if I cant re-arrange a perch or two and give him a privacy area.
I notice he still has to use the sides of the cage a bit to get around which means I haven't layed the perches out as well as I could have.

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Re: Show me your cages!!!

Using the sides to get around is a good thing imo, being unflighted I would take the free exercise. I believe we both got our alex's at around the same time and both are about the same age, has your guy lost any flight feathers? Bella has only lost 1 clipped flight feather (thinking should of been more by now) and do you know your boys weight?
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Hes in the process of losing one of his clipped feathers. Im going to let them grow in I reckon. Not sure on his weight, I'll find out! He was hatched in August last year so almost 1!

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Here is my conures cage.

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