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Old 10-14-2020, 09:12 AM
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Sneaky bird makes big mess

Wondering what others have done to prevent the issue were having. Our eclectus Charlie has figured out he can climb between the bottom rungs of his cage and fish out food hes dropped. It was cute for a minute but he makes a massive mess with the corn cob bedding. I was thinking about attaching a 1x4 piece of wood around the base of the cage to keep him from doing this. What have you guys found effective for this issue (Im assuming were not the first to have this problem). Thanks all!Sneaky bird makes big mess-img_5805.jpg


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Re: Sneaky bird makes big mess

You can get a piece of acrylic cut to fit from home depot or lowes
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Re: Sneaky bird makes big mess

You definitely don't want Charlie ingesting corncob bits! Great solution by Laura!
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Re: Sneaky bird makes big mess

Oh yes. To our knowledge hes not eating the corn cob, and weve been watching shaking our heads at the mess. But always good to make sure, youre right about that!


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Re: Sneaky bird makes big mess

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You can get a piece of acrylic cut to fit from home depot or lowes

What thickness of acrylic do you find is best? I worry that anything less than 1/8 is too thin, but 1/4 seems aggressively thick.


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Re: Sneaky bird makes big mess

I use those pre cut squares i fint know tge thickness. I put on top of cages to prevent poop mess from going into their cage when they are out. And drilled holes an attach on sides to prevent food mess from going out
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