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Old 06-30-2020, 01:36 PM
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Re: Progress of my built-in cage

Quote: Originally Posted by Cosmographer View Post
That picture of the rock wall depth is the vertical space at the back wall (actually same as the ceiling since it's the same tiles).

Not to worry about perching areas. We're installing about 20-30 fasteners to hang various ropes, toys, nets, etc. If anything, with everything we're planning, I'm worried that the cage will be too crowded with features for her to move around freely. We'll play it by ear, but it definitely won't be lacking things to interest her. Still a work in progress.

The tiled planters won't have any dark areas when we're done with it. The top will be covered with large stones with only the greenery coming out. I suppose she could still try to squeeze under the leaves and nest there, but again, we'll see what she does before making adjustments.

Regarding the fake plants themselves, some of the research says they can be a problem, but the majority of the research I've done says it's safe unless the particular bird shows an interest in ingesting the silk. Precious's trainer told me not to worry about that since very few of their birds have ever shown such a tendency including Precious herself. But we will keep a close eye on how she plays with the shrubbery.

Thank you for your suggestions and advice. We will definitely keep them in mind as we finish up the cage!

Cool- glad you are being so thorough.
The whole hormone thing is REALLY important and it can happen fast...but it can also sneak up and cause all sorts of health/behavior issues. Sometimes people see behvaiors and don't understand that hormonal triggers were actually the root of them (because they can seem unrelated at times).
It may seem innocent, but if she shows any interest at all in going under those plants (or under the leaves), you need to get rid of them because it can easily trigger a bird into nesting mode which comes with all sorts of headaches that you do not just know that it can seem innocent and adorable (like curiosity) but they are hard-wired to reproduce and make babies---and bushy areas etc with shadows are perfect for that short of if you see more than one visit to that area, or any sort of extended fascination, it's gotta go.

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Re: Progress of my built-in cage

Noted. With thanks!
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