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#7006 - 07/30/07 05:26 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Nice cages!!!

I am sort of going more andmore for the dome top. It looks a LOT bigger. I mean my boy is ALWAYS out of his cage, only spend up to 4 hours per day in his cage, and then he goes into a sleeping cage at night. But while he is in his day time cage I want him to have fun, ya know? Uusually when he is in his current day time cage he takes naps, or plays with toys on the bottom of the cage(I dont have a grate because he never liked it and it took up a LOT of cage space, and.. he doesnt use his inside of the cage as a bathroom so no worries there smile )

Tiffany, your Goose's cage is marvelous. I really like it. What are the demensions? Is it the 40" long one or the 4footer? I really am sort of siding for the dome top more.

Riley your cage looks really good with all those toys.

UUGH, decisons decisions smile

*Mercedez
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#7007 - 07/30/07 06:10 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Thanks smile

It's 4 feet by 3 feet by 6 feet. I got the dome top because the play top blocked out a lot of light, plus it's much roomier. Since Goose is in there while I'm at work all day I wanted her to have the extra room.

To give you an idea of the size, here's a picture of it being built (with my sister, my boyfriend and his brother):
http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k34/TLGonsalves/?action=view&current=cagewithpeople.jpg

It's this one, but powder coated. (Couldn't afford stainless steel at the time.)
http://www.mybirdstore.com/DOME_TOP_CAGES-SUPER_HUGE_DOME_TOP_48_x36_STAINLESS_STEEL. html

~Tiffany and Goose


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#7008 - 07/30/07 06:25 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Its a wonderful cage. I think I will go withthe Dome Top, but if not, I still like the Length and width! laugh

I just have to wait untill we move into our new house soon and will take demensions of the room and make sure the cage can fit smile

I want my bird room to consist of Pua; RLA, Bokka; Umbie. And My smaller brids which live in the HQ double flight cage. Plus a TV and several other items.

So I will see if I can get it. I hope I can its a great size cage. laugh laugh laugh

#7009 - 07/30/07 06:41 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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I'm sure Bokka will love it. smile

If you have a LOT of room, you might want to consider this one. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment, so I couldn't go this big, but when I get my house (sometime in the next 10 years I hope) I'm going to get an even bigger one for Goose.
http://www.mybirdstore.com/DOME_TOP_CAGES-DOUBLE_MACAW_64_X32_X62_POWDER_COATED.html

~Tiffany and Goose


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#7010 - 07/30/07 07:05 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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The cage is one of Cages by Design setups. They
can be found over at:

Cages by Design

The cage dimensions are 48" x 48" x 72" I wanted
to make sure Tic-Tac had plenty of space. It also
fit quite nicely into that corner of the living
room.

The curtains were an afterthought of mine after
trying to figure out how to cover a cage that
size. I found a company in Florida that were
able to custom make the curtains after I gave
them the dimensions I needed. The curtains go
a long way in containing a lot of the mess he
likes to make. Especially in the category of
Olympic food throwing. wink

The only thing I have left to really do is tile
that part of the living room where his cage is
once we redo all the carpet in the not too
distant future.

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Gooses Mom. I can get the Double Macaw cage for $519 WITH shipping off of the QueenPetcity. But unfortunatly, my room wont be THAT big. It can fit Pua and Bokka's cage and my HQ doubly flight cage for my smaller Feathered kids, and then some space for me. Ohhhh I WANT. But I cannot get it frown Not the price, the price is EXCELLENT for the cage but I just dont have THAT much space :*( I dotn think I have space for the 4foot long one, but I hope so laugh But if not I'll down size it to 40" long..

#7012 - 07/30/07 07:30 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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That is a GREAT price, but I totally understand about the space. Plus, you said Bokka is out of the cage a lot anyway, so the 40 or 48 inch should be perfect. laugh

~Tiffany and Goose


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#7013 - 07/30/07 07:44 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Hey if Pua and Bokka got along in the same cage and I 100% trusted them together I WOULD get that cage. LOL. And then give off their other cages. But.. I dont think thats gonna happen. When both of them are away from their own cages. Bokka is very sweet, and doesnt mind Pua at all. Its Pua who minds Bokka. LOL :p

edit: also, yes Bokka is out of his cage A LOT. Whenever I am home his cage door is open and he has a free run. But every morning I change papers, and he is ever so determined to build me a nest (joke). By the end of the day his bottom of his cage papers are 100% shredded :p

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#7014 - 07/30/07 10:05 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Beautiful birds and beautiful cages! Goose's Mom, how did you come up with the name Goose for your cockatoo? That's such a cute name. Is it that honking sound too's sometimes make?

#7015 - 07/30/07 10:29 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Thank you Birdiemommy. And yes, you are exactly right. (Most people just think I'm nuts when they hear her name!) When I brought Goose home she was so quiet; she didn't make any sounds the whole day. We were trying to figure out what to call her and cycled through the usuals: Angel, Baby, Lucy, Snowy, but couldn't really decide. Then she made this cute little "honk" and she has been Goose ever since.
<img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

I also have 4 cats: Amber, Marble, Shadow and Larry... and it's the last one that always gets questioning looks. Who names their cat Larry? Well, he came with the name, which makes sense when I tell you his 2 brothers were Moe and Curly! lol I have quite an interesting crew.

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#7016 - 07/31/07 12:23 AM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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GoosesMom, I LOVE the name "Larry" for a cat.

Hmmmm, Larry and Goose. That's enough to make anyone smile.

#7017 - 08/25/07 10:38 AM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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WOW! You guys have some amazing cages! Bill doesn't even own a cage - never has. I kind of envy you.


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#7018 - 08/26/07 02:49 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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I've always thought tile under the cage a good idea, but right now, I have a sheet of the plastic we used to insulate the windows a couple of winters ago spread under the play tree and another under the cage. I extend it so it catches the poop from Phred's "toilet" perch, which is on top of his cage and extends about a foot beyond the cage. (He figured out, all on his own, that he can climb out there and poop somewhere other than his water dish, which pleases him immensely) The plastic can be picked up, shaken out over the lawn (planting oats, rice, millet, or whatever, and giving the "yard birds" a treat) or compost pile, then hosed off and allowed to dry on the clothesline. I think the only way to make it easier than that is to use ceramic or slate, and put a drain in the corner <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

edit: Mercedes, have you tried having Bokka "recycle" old phone books?


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#7019 - 08/26/07 09:49 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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I use the plastic mat that goes under computer chairs....it works AMAZING.


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#7020 - 08/27/07 03:15 AM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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I want Tic-Tac's set up!

#7021 - 08/27/07 03:32 AM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Spinnyspoo, I know your 'Too is 28 years old and never lived in a cage but I hope he sleeps in a sheltered position. Cockatoos normally sleep sleltered in the tree canopy; the boughs and leaves provide security. Many birds prefer to sleep in a secure cage because they know it is a safe haven and that they are secure. Yours may be fine after all these years but it might be something you want to offer and see what happens. A cage should be a place of entertainment and relaxation and over time, they become very comfortable sleeping in them. It never has to be closed or locked. More security = less stress, less stress = a more contented cockatoo. Just a thought! smile

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Charlie, I'would have thought you'd have added, and a more contented too = less bloodshed laugh


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#7023 - 08/29/07 04:17 AM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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nehumanuscrede, are the acrylic doors on your cage fairly scratch resistant? Are they easy to clean? It is such a beautiful cage!

#7024 - 08/29/07 05:05 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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Charlie, I always appreciate your input. You seem like a sensible sort smile I didn't know that about having something 'over' them.

Like I've said, Bill has been living on a flat T for a very long time. He gets a little nervous when things around his perch change very much. We're slowly adding bits to the perch itself (before I actually build him a new thing in the next month or so). He was nervous when I added a toy or two... now he loves them (but it took a couple of weeks). I just added a log to his perch that juts out at an angle that he can climb on and move around a bit on. It only took him about 15 minutes before he went crazy happy on it. The floor is covered in bark. Everyday it's covered <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

I'm really trying to get him used to the idea that the times they are a-changin'. Until I build him something new, I can't figure out a way to have something 'over' him except to hang it from the ceiling. Eventually, he will be as close to a self-actualized (yet captive) too as I can get him.

I so hate the way he's been living. It makes me mad/sad for him. The fact that it was a family member that I truly respected (still do on lots of levels...but) makes it a more emotional challenge (she did her best, but is not cut out for birds in any way).

Eventually I would like a sleeping cage/structure for him that is as close to natural as possible and a good play structure in the house and something outside that he can enjoy without the fear of hawks/cats/coyotes etc. In the new place he'll have his own room to sleep in (okay, it will be my spinning room too during the day) so that he is assured of getting enough sleep and there is room in the living room for me to build a climbing, play structure. My partner keeps telling me "slow down... we're moving... let him adjust to that first..." She's right, I just want to go in there and get everything up to snuff for him.. but I know it will just stress him out.

As for bloodshed? Haven't seen bloodshed from Bill in the years I've known him. Doesn't mean he couldn't be happier though...

Sorry this is so long... it's just a right sore point.

edited to add: we did another count... looks like he's closer to 31 y/o


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#7025 - 08/29/07 06:03 PM Re: Your Bird's cage!  
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My 20 year old M2 slept in a cage when we got him 18 years ago, but after we built the bird room he stopped going in the cage to sleep at night after about a year and rarely sleeps in a cage now. He sleeps on one of the large perches hanging from the ceiling, usually near the middle of the room.

Recently, because he was in one of the cages for 6 weeks recovering from a broken wing, he has been going back in the cage at night when I ask him to. But he's up and out in the morning as soon as I open the door.

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