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Old 09-04-2018, 05:13 PM
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So my umbrella cockatoo lives in our bedroom. she has a very large cage and lately she's been screaming super early in the mornings because she'll see even the slightest glimpse of light and want to play. i work nights and so this has been an inconvenience lol. i looked for extra large blackout covers but they were SOO expensive. any recommendations on where i could find a decently priced one? im on the verge of just buying the material and sewing one together
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:25 PM
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Re: extra large black out cover?

What size cage, what's expensive?
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Old 09-04-2018, 05:34 PM
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Re: extra large black out cover?

I shelled out $88 for mine (that includes the shipping) and I do really love it (I looked FOREVER before caving and and spending that amount)- it has velcro areas if you want to use them for added light etc and it fits my large dome-top...The parrot icon goes in the from (facing you)--once you master that, it is super easy to take on and off and it is also nice because it fits around the seed skirt (and below a bit) so it really does block the light.
The fabric is very breathable, so that is nice too and I have put my head under it and it is as advertised. I know it's a lot of money though, there is another size up that is a little more too I think. "Cozzzy Covers" is the brand I purchased for my U2's cage. She does well under it.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EABW3DC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Like I said, they also sell different sizes, but the link is the exact type that I purchased.



There is some wiggle-room as far as size goes---Also- if you get one, I would wash on a gentler cycle---after too many washes on hot (regular/heavy), some of my seams are coming apart a bit. OH--- and mine isn't a huge chewer, but the fabric isn't super wimpy either.

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Old 09-04-2018, 06:03 PM
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Re: extra large black out cover?

it's the 58" tall that we need mostly -- she will sit on the bottom of her cage waiting for the sun to come out so that extra four inches is the most important part :\ and then it's around 40x30 otherwise .. that cover (noodles) would be absolutely perfect if it was just a tiny bit bigger
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:09 PM
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Re: extra large black out cover?

Mine doesn't go all the way to the ground (cage is taller than the skirt) but the places where light enters are all covered (sides of seed skirt etc, and the the actual seed tray(when pushed back funny into place) blocks light from the bottom). Even though there is about 4" of exposed legs/cage supports, there is no way for much (if any) light to get in. It looks really dark when I have peaked in with the lights on. I don't know if that helps.
What is your width and depth with the seed-skirt? 30 deep and 40 wide?

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Re: extra large black out cover?

https://www.amazon.com/Cover-Model-4...top+cage+cover


$132 including shipping --- you may have to pin the bottom up just slightly--- I don't know if it's intended to drag on the floor as far as air circulation is concerned...Then again, it is a breathable fabric and there are those velcro slots----A tiny bit of light could get through on the front corners (where the velcro is) but it should lay flat and pull itself down when they are shut, so I doubt it will be an issue.


Also- random suggestion---wash before using (a lot of times fabrics are treated with things that you don't want on your skin etc).

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Re: extra large black out cover?

yeah i saw that one $80 something i can do, but $132 is just too much right now ... again, it would end up being way cheaper just making it myself which is why i can't justify the 132.... but i have 3 jobs and so i would much rather avoid the time in making it lol. thank you so much for helping me search though! i really appreciate it
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Re: extra large black out cover?

I use a fabric shower curtain. I am also useing several yards of heavy dark fabric/canvas I bought at Walmart or Johan's craft store.. .. it was very cheap to do, don't know if this is an idea you like?
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Re: extra large black out cover?

Yeah that's what I'm thinking I will probably end up having to do. Thank you!
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Re: extra large black out cover?

Or just darken the entire room? Sometimes black-out curtains for windows are the cheaper and just as efficent option. (budget: IKEA etc.)



You said its only a problem because you need your sleep, right?
So black out the entire room?
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