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Old 06-21-2020, 12:06 PM
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Seed guard tips?

My human baby is already starting to crawl and therefore I need to start baby proofing as much as possible. Iím thinking about putting the seed guards on Kiwis cage, which Iíve never used before to catch the poop before it ends up on the floor (or at least try to catch the poop/seeds etc...). Any ideas tho on how to them make the seed guards easy to clean? Should I try lining them with paper maybe? Any ideas? I remember having them on a past cage and they were a nightmare to clean.
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Old 06-21-2020, 12:32 PM
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Re: Seed guard tips?

That’s exactly why I stopped using them on Parker’s playgym. Every seedguard I’ve had have been those that bolt them together on each side (don’t know if that’s universal or if I just got lucky twice).

I’ve found myself in a similar place. As dog sitters we recently opened up our business to later dogs over 40lbs, so the seed guards have become valuable to create SOME distance between dog and bird in the living room.

My on saving grace is the living room cage is smaller and can fit out the door it sits next to for power washing.

That aside, I have zero tips for ya. They are just the biggest pains to adequately implement.
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Old 06-21-2020, 02:30 PM
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Re: Seed guard tips?

If your handy or know someone who is, bolt the seed guards on. And make thin plexiglass panels that match the shape of each metal panel and lay them inside. Easy to remove and clean. I imagine each will look like a trapezoid of different sizes. You can cut plexiglass with a cheap tool from any DIY store, and get the plexiglass there too.
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Re: Seed guard tips?

Noodles walks on hers (seed guards) if she feels like it, so I wouldn't put anything in there that would make contact with poop more appealing lol
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Old 06-21-2020, 06:25 PM
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Re: Seed guard tips?

The cage at home has a metal seed catcher and it is the style that does not require nuts and bolts to hold it together. Water and paper towel multiple times during the day keeps it poop clean and the angle does direct the dropped food into the cage. The cage at the cottage, like your's has the seed catchers stored in the extra bedroom closet and news paper on the floor under the cage since we are there far less.

Mrs. Boats concern is the four corners of the seed catcher with a crawler /climber as they develop pointy corners, which in addition to being a grab place could be a cut or tangle point. Her biggest concern would be when the climber starts standing and lifts the catcher assembly.

Al's idea with developing a rigid connection between the base of the seed catcher and the cage really does solve that issues. As does using plexiglas as the dropping catcher -- remove and off to the shower for a quick cleaning...

Over many years and many crawlers, climbers and walkers, for whatever reason none of them had much interest in the cage. Now, kitchen cabinet doors and contents within, always!!!
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Re: Seed guard tips?

'Boats I am all about the easy clean stuff. Salty only gets dry stuff in his cage, and he is not a flinger. Wet stuff, fruit and chop is served in a clip on bowl on his daytime play boing/perch, with 28" stainless bowl hanging below. Couple spritzes with water and Poop off and viola' - clean.
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Re: Seed guard tips?

OT, but this is an issue that’s never brought up when new members ask about keeping such and such type of parrot in an apartment:

Cleaning the cage!

I don’t see how you can do it without a backyard and hose.

Putting seed catchers aside (I threw mine out on the first day), I take his grate and tray outside twice a week to soap, scrape and hose down. Every month or so, I roll the whole cage out.
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Re: Seed guard tips?

parrots and clean dont go together as we all know. When i had budgies the cage used to have an elasticated cover around the bottom half of the cage which did help. Maybe some form or perspex external to the cage cover could be fabricated?
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Re: Seed guard tips?

A toothbrush and F10 =what I use...plus many paper-towels and more f10 lol

and no--for the smart-alecks out there, not MY toothbrush
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Re: Seed guard tips?

Have you thought about just surrounding the cage with a massive baby gate/ doggy play-pen or getting a wall-wall gate and then blocking off the section of the room with the cage in it?

I am NOT talking about boxing in your kid--- I am talking about boxing in the bird's cage so the kid can't get to the seed-skirt or put baby fingers through the bars.

This isn't that attractive, but I doubt a baby can push it over, as it is designed for them..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...989be1dbc01ace (comes in white, gray and rainbow lol!)

here is another option:

This one IS metal so you might have to wrap it in vet-wrap or something if you are worried about your bird mouthing it...but it's well-reviewed on Amazon as well
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...9d7f44e993e178


Look how big this one is!
available in "gray, sand, or aqua" (in addition to the crazy rainbow one posted LOL)--You can remove panels I believe too--- but it can go up to 34 sq Ft!
https://www.amazon.com/North-States-...ag=mactumbo-20

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