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Old 06-12-2019, 07:36 AM
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Re: Happy huts

I'm glad you're throwing out the idea of one of the Happy Huts, Snuggle Huts, Triangle Beds, whatever you want to call them...There is actually a class-action Lawsuit against 2 of the major manufacturers of these things because they've killed thousands of pet birds...If you do a Google search for "Happy Hut Killed My bird" you'll find dozens an dozens of forum discussions and websites dedicated to people talking about how their birds were either killed, seriously injured, or caused to be horribly hormonal, aggressive, and chronic Egg-Layers by these things...

As Noodles mentioned, you don't want to put ANYTHING inside your bird's cage AT ALL that creates a small, dark place they can get inside of or underneath, such as any kind of Hut, Tent, Hammock, BED, Blankets, Towels, nor any kind of "Box" at all. And the same goes for outside of his cage, do not ever allow him access to underneath or behind furniture, behind pillows, under blankets/towels, under your shirt or other clothing, etc. All of this creates a "Nest" type of situation that causes their sex-hormones to rage, and it will cause them all to become aggressive, nippy, cause them to start biting, and sometimes they become extremely violent, and in females it causes chronic Egg-Laying (so if your Conure has not been DNA tested and you don't actually know it's sex, then you're really playing with fire)...

Birds don't need a "Bed", they sleep upright on a perch, hanging on the cage bars (in weird positions), on a toy, on a dish/bowl, wherever they want to, but they don't need a "bed" at all...
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Re: Happy huts

Hi Ellen

Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate the advice. Yeah the more I have read about the issue with these items I cant understand how they are still on sale.
Currently bash doesn't have any dark places in his cage I have just made sure he has his choose of perch.
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