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Hey everyone!

I'm planning to do a deep clean and reorganise of my bird's cages for the new year! I'm excited to see the birds with new set ups and toys!

BUT I was wondering if anyone could show me some pictures of how your cages are set up or tell me about them because I'm not sure how I'm going to redo it.

I'd love to see heaps of cages!
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Old 01-01-2019, 03:47 AM
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Re: Cage set up

Hi!
I did this search, Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community - Search Results

In case The link doesn’t work, parameters were, "cage setup" ,use the quotes!
Here are a couple hits, many many more!
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Re: Cage set up

My cages contain boings, cargo nets (made out of 10mm sisal rope), ladders (made out of dowel by my husband), circular hanging swings (made from stainless steel rings wrapped tightly with thick piping cord) bead-toys (made out of eucalyptus branches and wooden beads bought from pet-shop), lots of cardboard and callistemon branches (both for perching and for shredding), plastic baby toys (hard plastic balls with rattles inside), strips of vegetable-tanned leather, pipe bells and loops of sisal rope that double as perch and swing. The Beaks have 50mm sisal and the Lovies have 15mm sisal.

When I'm lucky enough to find an untreated pine pallet, I pull off all the slats and drill a row holes in each one with the larges hole-saw I own. The Beaks and Rosetta love to chomp on those and they last a good day or two. The remainder of the slat goes on the roof of the cage and the birds will hang from their ceilings while chomping it up. That lasts most of a week, so pallets are great value! Just make sure you only ever use untreated timber ones without any glue or paint.

The Beaks also have a large bathing pool (stainless steel roasting dish) and a 'bedroom' made from a big plastic tub with one wall removed and a thick perch added near the top. This is so they can avoid the southerly winds when they arrive.

The Lovies have a Slinky Toy strung across their cage and it functions as a sort of horizontal boing. They also have a wooden abacus and two cheap plastic badminton paddles hanging from the Slinky: they love hanging from those and holding intense conversations while doing so.

From time to time, I'll give the birds slices of phone book (hubby does it with his band-saw), a full toilet roll, a cheap notebook or a roll of cash-register paper when I can get it. Other toys: a coconut shell with holes cut out (used a hole-saw), stainless steel bolts with wingnuts, plastic beads and large buttons strung on coathanger wire. Whenever I visit our vet, I snaffle a handful of the very large gumnuts that grow on his red-flowering ironbark tree. They make *brilliant* chewy toys, only it's good to cook them in a slow oven for fifteen minutes or so just to make sure there's nothing disgusting left inside.

Everyone has a rummage-basket (wire hanging planter lined with cereal box). I toss in small bits of rummage like half an egg carton or a few peanuts in the shell or the toilet roll and miscellaneous bits of cardboard.

I've found my Beaks are not *nearly* as playful as Rosetta the Corella. She's pretty much non-stop and it's lots of fun keeping her gainfully employed.
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Re: Cage set up

Thanks! Lots of good ideas! The birds are very happy with their newly renovated homes and its so much easier to go out without feeling bad now that they have new exciting things to do!
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