Protecting birds when hopping on cages

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One of my dilemas with Ninja, was how do I protect the toes of my other birds, when they jump on the sides and top of his cage.

I used a blanket, folded in half, and placed over the top and came down both sides of the cage. It was do-able but he didn't have a lot of light, which bothered me. Depending on the thickness of the blanket he could still get his beak in between the bars and pinch their toes.

One day my younger cat broke one of our blinds, which is made out of a stiffer fabric/linen(bought from Wal-Mart) I kept it until I found another use for it.

I used the blind to cover Ninjas' cage, I cut it so size, and it's just thick enough to prevent him from biting any toes....and lets in plenty of light.

I clipped it on with the dollar store pegs, until I find a better solution to keep it on.:D

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LoL....I had to do the same thing with Malachai's cage, but not because of biting but he shoots poop everywhere. But he absolutely HATES it!!!! He kept removing them and my partner says let him be, he want to see the world around him. So we just have to scrub off his poo now....lol
 

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My lovebird is the same way. He bites everyone's toes, wherever they are, on his cage. I used a similar covering, but, he could still see them, and went after them anyway. After a few nips, none too severe, they've all learned to stay off of his cage.
 
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LoL....I had to do the same thing with Malachai's cage, but not because of biting but he shoots poop everywhere. But he absolutely HATES it!!!! He kept removing them and my partner says let him be, he want to see the world around him. So we just have to scrub off his poo now....lol

oh, yuck...lol
 
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My lovebird is the same way. He bites everyone's toes, wherever they are, on his cage. I used a similar covering, but, he could still see them, and went after them anyway. After a few nips, none too severe, they've all learned to stay off of his cage.

lovebirds have to be the worst for it, my l.b. cages are covered too, but just on top, like you say they all learn to stay away
 

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We used a duvet cover for on the top (and sides) of the budgie's cage but we always have them facing the sun so their entire cage was still lit. We just uncover the cage some more when Merlin isn't around too.
 

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I had to go to ace hardware and have a piece of clear plexiglass to fit on top. It's invisible, but it protects my budgies, who have more curiosity than common sense.
 
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I had to go to ace hardware and have a piece of clear plexiglass to fit on top. It's invisible, but it protects my budgies, who have more curiosity than common sense.

I thought of plexiglass, but Ninjas cage is round on top.
 
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Nice job repurposing something from around the house. It looks like it fits well and definitely lets a lot of light through.

thank you, that's what it was all about, thinking outside the box :)
 

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You know, the cage I want for Nika has a rounded top, so thanks for the suggestion. I'm gonna have to figure something out for that, because a rounded top will be irrestable to the budgies.
 

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I had to go to ace hardware and have a piece of clear plexiglass to fit on top. It's invisible, but it protects my budgies, who have more curiosity than common sense.

What a great idea!
 

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