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#261053 - 03/08/18 04:52 PM Pros/Cons about bird room  
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Now that we have three birds, was wondering about the pros/ cons of a separate room for our roommates. Right now, Our two U2s are in the living room with us and our sulfur crested is in the den in quarantine and will be move to the living room after 30 days. It finally seems that our son will independent soon, and my wife and I was discussing the idea of setting up birdie room.

#261054 - 03/09/18 12:19 AM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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Depending on how they get along you may be able to do it. If the new one doesn't get along with the other two would you be able to keep him in the den?


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#261057 - 03/12/18 01:15 AM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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We will see in 30 days, BE2Cassie. For the most part our 2 U2s get along. AND yes will we able to keep Guido in the den.

#261058 - 03/12/18 11:14 AM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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Sounds like a good plan then!


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#261092 - 03/30/18 11:54 PM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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I currently have my two birds in a bird room. They are still in their cages when I am gone as they would eat woodwork and occasionally get into fights if left alone. I used to have all of my birds in the living room.

Pros of bird room - can contain the mess a little easier, one more barrier to them accidentally getting outside if someone is lax with opening outside doors, they get better sleep, entire environment can be set up for them

Cons of bird room - I have to make more of an effort to involve them in things. When I was in a smaller house and they were in the living room, they could see everything that was going on. Now, it's easy to have a snack without offering them a bite. I have stands that I bring them to in order to involve them more, but one of my birds prefers to be in sight of his cage at all times, so sometimes I wind up reading or spending time in the bird room to keep them company instead of getting chores done around the house smile

#261146 - 05/06/18 08:46 PM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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May have to put the bird room idea on hold for now. Our son isn't quite independent yet.
Guido is out of quarantine but hasn't learn the rules of our flock. But it is only been a week. Otis "displays" when Guido gets close and Tiki heads in the opposite direction. Would say Guido is the playground bully, because he is bigger then the other two. No fights yet, just a lot of squawking. It will be interesting the next couple months. I am hoping that Guido settles down and starts respecting personal space

#261337 - 01/22/19 09:44 PM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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At our old house, we had our two birds in a bird/computer room that was more like an indoor aviary where they had a bunch of perches everywhere and could spend all day outside of their cages while I was at my computer. That worked really well. Since moving to our new house, we put their huge cages in their own bedroom with nothing else in them, and we put them away a few hours a day for "cage time" and to sleep. Both birds have been much more unhappy since making that change. Our grey started plucking and our cockatoo got super whiny since doing it. I have found that the birds seem to really prefer to have a cage in the main room that they spend most of their time in - a space that's just theirs. Even if they are having cage time, they want to see the rest of the house and know what is going on.

Just my personal experience with it. I read this article which I found super helpful that supports my own experience with it. https://blogpamelaclarkonline.com/2...a6RBAoVx1QaB61zutTagAEN5aO2M52P4tSCijTAU

#261359 - 01/29/19 03:26 PM Re: Pros/Cons about bird room [Re: U2x2]  
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Thank you Nimily for that link. Interesting stuff. Wasn't thinking of a room to contain mess and damage from cockatoos (too late for that). But a place where I could have various toys and perches and climbing area, etc and not clutter up the living room with all that stuff. Wasn't thinking about the possible side effect of isolation. Anyways that idea is still on hold and now may never come to fruitation.


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