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Old 01-21-2013, 07:57 PM
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Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

Hello all,

So I place Poe into a small travel cage to sleep in. This is primarily because I can make it dark far more easily than my main cage, so he gets proper sleep.

The only issue is when I work late, then sleep in later, he throws a fit, flying in circles and screaming because I'm an hour late and he's been awake for too long without being let out.

If the room has remained dark and he hasn't been woken up by anyone else before hand, he's usually pretty good.

Just wondering what other people do/ what they've found to work better?

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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

If Poe is comfortable in the cage, then by all means use it...especially if you get the extra hour of sleep.....
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

I think I am in the minority but I personally don't cover Coby for bed. I keep a cover over the section of his cage that he always sleeps in (the back corner) all the time. That way he has his comfy, secure spot to nap during the day. As far as for night time he just goes to bed when I do and I turn out the light in the room. We never have any issue with sleep. This may not work for everyone but it works well for us.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

Quote: Originally Posted by weco View Post
If Poe is comfortable in the cage, then by all means use it...especially if you get the extra hour of sleep.....
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

I dont cover either and they sleep in their main cages... they do start calling if I dont get up early enough to let them out.
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

I cover my Cooper's cage just cause of the warmth factor and the privacy factor for her. She will let me know when to get up and let her out. But she will sleep in if no one wakes her up or she goes to bed alittle later then usual. I say if Poe is good with sleeping in the little cage I would put him in it and cover it and try not to wake him and he should do ok. Good luck and lets us know how it worked
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I don't cover my cages either. I just put the blinds down and turn off the light
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

I have Mishka sleeping in my bedroom in his night cage, there he does not get disturbed. His day cage is way to big to cover anyway.

On weekends, when I want to sleep in the extra hour, and Mishka is awake, I give him a lollipop stick to chew, that keeps him occupied for just over an hour. I uncover him only after he has chewed the stick, and I have slept in.
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

I had thought of using a sleeping cage before, but Rosie is perfectly happy in her cage sleeping at night. She has a sleeping perch(a short dragon wood perch), After she's eaten enough so her crop is sticking out I cover her, turn off the main lights but I leave my fish lights on until I go to bed so it's not sudden complete darkness.

You should try leaving your bird in it's cage for a week and see how it works out, I'd guess he would probably be fine with it.
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Re: Sleep in small cage, or main cage?

Cheers everyone.
I think I'll stick to the small cage, but put a chewable toy in there (he doesn't use the "cuddle-buddy" anyway) to keep him amused if he wakes.
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