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Old 04-01-2021, 10:10 AM
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Re: Meyer's & Budgies

Thanks. Can I ask why you only have to cover the top and one side? What kind of fiberglass screen are you referring to? Did you buy it or make it?
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:13 AM
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Re: Meyer's & Budgies

The top just to keep Rosco from landing on the cage. He is afraid of it or does not like the mushy feel of it. The one side just because it blocks off access from the end table that is next to Sid's cage. Rosco liked to go to that table so he could get up to the side of the cage and I had a couple of instances where they tried to fight through the bars. As for the screen, it is just a roll of window screen material bought from a local hardware store. I had some left over from a project and one day tossed it over the cage as a test and it worked out.
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Old 04-01-2021, 01:39 PM
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Re: Meyer's & Budgies

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I have a suggestion, something that I do because my Senegal is very aggressive towards my two blue crowns. I've had 4 budgies so I know how in your face curious and friendly they are and have no doubt that yours will come investigate the Meyers. Get a roll of screen material that you can make barriers with. I cover the top and one side of my Senegal's cage with it because my younger Blue Crown wants to go land on his cage any chance he gets. Sidney got him once, fortunately the injury was minor. At first Sidney wanted to chew on the screen, which I deterred because it is a fiberglass type. But now it is just a part of his home and he completely ignores it. But it does a great job at keeping Rosco away and prevents any direct contact if Rosco does land on top. Or if he stands on the end table and tries to irritate Sidney from just out of distance. I found that it worked great so far for me. Plus the bird inside still gets fresh air and can see what is going on around the room.

If you do this, make sure it is stainless or at least bird safe. Most screens contain high levels of zinc, which is very toxic when mouthed by parrots
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