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Old 06-14-2017, 06:29 PM
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Teasing Upgrade cage for my two male cockatiels....flight cage or skirted cage?

I am currently hunting for the "perfect" cockatiel cage for my handsome fellas but I haven't been able to find THE one. I love the cages with the skirt since they do enjoy eating in a messy manor. But a flight cage seems to give them a lot of space to roam and escape one another if someone is in a mood. If there was a skirted flight cage i would be IN! Is there? Also, any dimension recommendations?

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:11 PM
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I find that placing the food dish in the middle of the cage on the floor or suspended from the roof cuts down on the mess I vote Flight cage! The skirts don't help nearly as much as I had hoped anyway.


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Awesome idea! I will put their food somewhere in the middle! Also, I just came across this cage and really liking it...what do you think?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

When a cage is so close to the ground like that do i need to worry about mice or rats???
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I wouldn't buy it personally just because for a price like that I want a much LONGER cage that my birds can actually fly in, but that's a personal preference.


As for rodents, do you have a lot of them around? If so any cage could be vulnerable because they climb so well; you might want to look at using blocks and bells.


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Get covered/enclosed feed bowls! I have one of these (not my picture);



I got a cage with a skirt for my eclectus and it's entirely useless lol. The enclosed food bowls, however, have saved my floors and walls from being coated with food better than anything else i've tried, including putting his food bowls in the middle of the cage (he's a jerk and if his bowls aren't secured well he'll pull them up and throw them, sending the contents flying everywhere). I highly recommend!
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