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#202311 - 06/16/09 05:09 PM Looking for a travel cage.  
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Hi everyone!

Our short term bird sitter is no longer available to watch the white chicken for the weekend when my wife and I are heading out of town. We would like to purchase a travel cage the chicken will be ok in for 2 or 3 days so we are able to take her along.

One suggestion we had is for this 30x30x32 breeding cage from Safeguard Cages:

http://www.safeguardproducts.com/breeding_cages_birds.php

It seems like a good size for her and looks to be ok for a weekend (with the additional of another perch). What do you think?

Anyone have any other suggestions of cages you use or have used for a quick getaway?

Thanks,

Mike

#202315 - 06/16/09 07:44 PM Re: Looking for a travel cage. [Re: Chloe413]  
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Hi, Mike. That cage is galvanized. If your bird chews on the cage at all, this is not what you want. It is really made for smaller birds and a 'Too may well snap the bars or welds.

We use this Bird Motel and have been using it for years. It is not as big as the cage you cited but we take a Tripod Travel Perch and she spends most of her time out of the cage. The cage has worked well for her sleeping and for when we have to be out for a few hours. I guess they are all different but our 'Too travels very well on short trips like that. Good luck! smile

ETA: If you get a collapsible cage like the Bird Motel, you will need to open it up and use tight, strong tie wraps to secure it in the open position. Our 'Too had collapsed hers, on herself, in less than a half hour. cry

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#202388 - 06/17/09 11:30 PM Re: Looking for a travel cage. [Re: Charlie]  
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I have one of those bird motels, they are really easy to break down so they are quite nice. King's also has a large travel cage which is also quite nice: http://www.kingscages.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=ATM2029

#203275 - 06/30/09 09:53 PM Re: Looking for a travel cage. [Re: Cidsa]  
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Charlie,

She is not a chewer at all.

I would like something a little bigger than the bird motel. While the chicken will be out and about a good bit, she will not be able to be out all day. I would like for her to be as comfortable as possible if she is going to be stuck in one of these little cages.

Cidsa,

That King's cage does look nice.

I also noticed this:

http://www.kingscages.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=ELF_3221

It isnt a travel cage, but really the cage only needs to stay in one place. I could just order it and ship it to where it needs to be. That cage is perfectly suitable for a U2 (she is smaller than the typical U2, only 404 grams) for a few days, no?

I think the third option is best, unless someone sees something wrong with it that I do not?

Mike


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#203339 - 07/01/09 05:46 PM Re: Looking for a travel cage. [Re: Chloe413]  
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I decided to go with the flight cage. I just need to make her a perch to fit her feet, which is no big deal.

#203342 - 07/01/09 06:03 PM Re: Looking for a travel cage. [Re: Chloe413]  
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Well, that is much better than a Bird Motel! It does weigh 80 lbs but that is only a problem if you can't lift it! smile Hope it all works out great.


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