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5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

Hello,

There doesn't seem to be any consensus on what spacing is appropriate for a lovebird. Would 5/8'' be okay? Has anyone had any experience with this spacing for their lovies cage?

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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

The spacing between the cage bars is very important as if they are to wide, your Parrot could hang itself, it to small the cage and appear dark.

The best way to define bar spacing for your Parrot is to determine the distance between the center of their eye's from the front (beak side). Larger than that distance, the more the likelihood of an accident!
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

I think the distance is roughly 2cm, do you think that is going to be okay?
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

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If the distance between his eyes is roughly 2cm will he be okay?
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

5/8" space would be equal to 15.9 mm.

Assure you are measuring center of eye to center of eye.

My background in metic is based in EU /NA Engineering and only work with mm and meters.
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

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5/8" space would be equal to 15.9 mm.

Assure you are measuring center of eye to center of eye.

My background in metic is based in EU /NA Engineering and only work with mm and meters.
I believe the spacing is 1.7mm to 1.8mm? I can't get a good measurement because he moves around too much
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

I believe the spacing is 1.7mm to 1.8mm? I can't get a good measurement because he moves around too much

(Sorry I don't really know how to navigate this forum yet )
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

If you can get your finger close to his bill, try spotting the difference between the tip or first knurl of your finger and measure that distance.
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

I would think this is more of an industry standard. This cage site says 1/2" or 12.7mm for love birds.

https://www.bird-cage.com/how-to-select-a-bird-cage


My ringneck cage is 5/8" and he does his push his beak through the bars, opens it wide and gets some facial stretching in.
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Re: 5/8'' Bar Spacing for Lovebird?

This is the cage my lovebirds share https://www.chewy.com/prevue-pet-pro...iron/dp/133569

This cage my love bird can squeeze through the bars and enter the cage
https://www.chewy.com/living-world-g...-kit/dp/226003

Not sure of the bar spacing measurements but I hope this is helpful for you!
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