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Old 10-02-2013, 01:25 PM
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Travel Cage

I'm having a hell of a time finding a travel cage for my GCC.
The one he has now is a Petco brand travel cage made for rodents and it is way too small now that he has grown up from when I got him.
I cant spend more than $50 on a travel cage. I want a travel cage that is an actual cage, not a plastic box :/

This is all I've been able to find.

Collapsible Travel Bird Cage 19" L x 12"w x 16"H 9202 | eBay

It has 3/4in bar spacing, which I don't trust, because Peeko is on the smaller side for a GCC.

Can anyone help?
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:57 PM
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Re: Travel Cage

I got mine on overstock.com

http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/L13883240.jpg

Today $39.44
Item #: 13883240
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That looks to be the same cage, which would still have 3/4in bar spacing, if it is :/
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:06 PM
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Re: Travel Cage

I can't open the ebay link for some reason?

So I'll link this, this is what we have.

Collapsible/Fold Away Carrier 18" - CARRIERS by MY SAFE BIRD STORE
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Re: Travel Cage

That's the exact same cage as the listing... Do they not make any with 1/2in spacing? Peeko would get out of anything wider than 1/2in...
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Re: Travel Cage

I have my Senegal in mine, she sleeps in it and I use it to transport her. I'm not sure of the bar spacing.
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Re: Travel Cage

Senegals are significantly bigger than GCCs from what I'm reading. Around double the weight. And Peeko is on the small end for a GCC
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Re: Travel Cage

Quote: Originally Posted by Peeko View Post
Senegals are significantly bigger than GCCs from what I'm reading. Around double the weight. And Peeko is on the small end for a GCC
Charlie is a very very slender senegal. He has no issues with the bar spacing. Merlin has no issue either but he is chunkier.

Have you tried Peeko in cages of that bar spacing?

Hoping some GCC owners can chime in! Or those with cockatiels, what spacing do you use?
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I haven't tried, no. But I've read GCC owners warning about escapees from 3/4in bar spacing, so its kept me far, far away from cages with 3/4in spacing.
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:14 PM
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Re: Travel Cage

I use a cat carrier; The one I got at petsmart has a metal mesh top so Porter can see out of it and it gives him space for several toys and other things.

I prefer a harder, shorter cage simply because in the long run it is easier to use, and clean.

As a travel 'cage' for out time I have a soft sided fold down dog 'play pen'.

Porter loves his carrier so much he sleeps in it, but as for the front door where the bars are too widely spaced I wrapped and wove bird safe fabric through it and turned the whole section into a toy for him as well.

I have two perches in there and a variety of toys at any given time.



Amazon.com: Best Pet Folding Play Pen - Blue - Medium: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Best Pet Folding Play Pen - Blue - Medium: Pet Supplies

I wouldn't use it while I wasn't there but.. when travelling its no hassle right? Another idea is this cage...


I use it as Porter's usual cage but he's a little bit smaller than a GCC; and he HATES large cages; its 18x18x30 L (1/2" bar spacing) and it folds down to a size that would fit in any suitcase. Easy to put together..easy enough to clean and it even has handles on the side for easy transport. I'd break it down though and transport your bird in something a little more sturdy :3

Amazon.com: Petco Designer White Finch Flight Cage: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Petco Designer White Finch Flight Cage: Pet Supplies


What it basicially boils down too is I have a smaller carrier for overnight trips and for longer trips I either just bring his cage with me, or use the fold out pen. Tabletop perches and other things work really well inside of it; despite not being able to place perches like one ordinarily would. He stays in his carrier when I'm on vacation or out with me on his harness. (I use a feather tether because it is the only kind he'll readily accept.) Otherwise when its tv time or quiet time on vacation he's in the playpen on a table or the floor happily playing away.

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