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Sleeping for new conure

Can anyone suggest a good "bed" for our green cheeked Conure?
I have read a few things, this morning and would love some guidance.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:27 AM
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

Auggie loves his Happy Hut, he climbs in there every night and sleeps through the night in there.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

I read in my searching this morning some problems that owners have had with the Happy Huts and injures to their birds.....should I be overly concerned? And, what size HH did you get for Auggie?
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:53 PM
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

I have TWO happy huts for my two conures...and they always just choose to use one of them together. Sadly they have broken one of the straips on both huts...so that would be the only thing to keep an eye on. If they chew the straps then just make sure they are still secure and wont fall while they are sleeping...

And then do like me...and start getting new ones after they start to break...
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:15 PM
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

There are some horror stories regarding Happy Huts, but I think they are drastically overstated. ANYTHING can potentially be dangerous, as cage accessories go Happy Huts are quite safe.

Do keep an eye on them, if the birds start tearing them apart be sure to replace them or trim off any exposed loops of string/fabric so they don't get tangled.

I've had the same happy hut with Auggie for at least three years now and it has been in continual use and abuse. I've had to wash it several times but it is still in great shape except for the hanging loops. Mine broke off just as Dave's did. For a while I tried to patch them up a bit, but I gave up. Now Auggie's hut is supported by a single long piece of parachute cord that runs through the hut then up through the cage bars to be tied in a loop. It's not the prettiest of sights, but it isn't fraying and is still perfectly safe (and loved).

There are only a few sizes - I think S, M, + L. I'm pretty sure Auggie's is a Medium. A GCC would likely be best in a medium, but you could check out a small and see if it seems large enough.

The only other potential problem is that some birds get to 'attached' to their huts and the "happy hut" turns into a "love shack" (or a "tool shed" for you king of the hill fans). On some occasions this has allegedly lead the birds to defend the hut (violently) against the human family members.

This certainly has happened to some, but again the concern here should be pretty trivial. A bird could just as easily get as emotionally attached to any toy or item in their cage.

Auggie's been in his hut a number of times giving the whole thing an unusual swang... but it hasn't hurt our relationship any. Hey, what's a single bird to do.
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

Both mine have happy huts, and at night, they curl right up and fall asleep inside. My wife and I do inspect them each time we clean their cages and we cut away all the loose strings and loose fabric that may have been chewed on.

But, like AD said, anything can be dangerous if you don't monitor it. And I think happy huts got that wrap early ~ they are great things tough ..
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

Hello amberinga,

I have 2 x L Prevue Snuggle Huts from Windycityparrotdotcom

In 18 months no problems with loose threads or anything else.

I'm just about to order some more as Thailand is a desert when it comes to cage accessories.

Extremely well made and washable.

Good luck.
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

Thanks for all of the advice guys! We are planning to get Mikey a Happy Hut this weekend
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:01 PM
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

My gc just sleeps on a grapevine perch high in his cage. I just think it's safer, and he likes it just fine. I've heard too many stories of happy huts and it's not worth the risk to me. Besides, they could also get territorial over them like a nest (so I was told anyway).
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Re: Sleeping for new conure

Ok...so, we purchased a Happy Hut for Mikey....he won't go in it! He will sit on his perch and cuddle up to it, though.
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