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Old 07-08-2012, 12:20 PM
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cage size

first off let me start by saying hi, I'm new here We don't have a bird yet, but am hoping to get a GCC. We were at our LPS and saw they were having a clearance on cages, would this work for a GCC? Avian Essentials Play Top Bird Cage Kit, Bird Toys - FREE Shipping. Low Prices. The one I got is a couple inches smaller, it’s 23” tall, 17.5” wide and 13” deep. I hope it works cause I already bought, was a steal though, came with perches, ladder, bell, toys, etc. Got it for $35. I'll probably get one bigger later on, but will this work for a baby?
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Re: cage size

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I would say that Cage is much too small for a GCC!
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: cage size

I talked to a local breeder here and she said it would be fine for now since I'll be getting a baby, but would have to get a bigger one later
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Re: cage size

It may be ok for a few Weeks, but not really any longer.. They need quite a bit of space to move around! You could maybe look into a larger second hand Cage.. You can sometimes pick them up very reasonable!
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Re: cage size

That cage is incredibly small. If it were me I wouldn't even put one in there for a few weeks... They say 18" by 18" is the MINIMUM but you should really go bigger than that. They're active birds and need enough space to stretch their wings and move around a lot. If you get that cage he's going to have to be out of his cage a lot so he can move around more. How about
this cage this cage
? It's the one I'm getting and it's of great size and good price.
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Re: cage size

That cage would only be ok if all he does is sleep in it. That means he would need to be out of the cage all day long and that requires a lot of attention and monitoring. A healthy bird needs room to move around and explore. By the time you get two or three small toys and your GCC into it you will see how incredibly cramped he is. Please get a larger cage for your new baby that you will grow to love with all your heart and he will depend on your for his every need!
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Re: cage size

this is the exact cage I got, too small for a gcc, eh?
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how about this one? big enough?
Amazon.com: YML 20-Inch Open Top Parrot Cage with Stand, Black: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: YML 20-Inch Open Top Parrot Cage with Stand, Black: Pet Supplies

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re: cage size

That one is a little better. How about one of these?

Nice size, huge door.

AE Small Flight Cage - Presented by BirdsComfort.com

They can be had on eBay for a lot less.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: cage size

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this is the exact cage I got, too small for a gcc, eh?
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how about this one? big enough? Amazon.com: YML 20-Inch Open Top Parrot Cage with Stand, Black: Pet Supplies
Yes, this 20 X 20 is sufficient but if you have space and can afford I would recommend going larger but as I said, that 20 X 20 will suffice!
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Re: cage size

20"x20" inch would be fine if he was out for at least 5 hours a day because conures are very active and need lots of space. I would highly reccomend you get the a&e flight cage because it is the perfect size if you can only give 3-4 hours a day of out-of-cage time. And you have you think about the possibility of you having an emergency and needing to go somewhere causing your conure to be locked up for a day or two, that's when a 20"x20" cage won't suffice.
The a&e flight cage is 32"x21" and only $150 which is cheap for the amount of space you get so I highly reccomend getting one for your conure, after all it will be his home and you don't want him to be cramped.
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