Cage for a Cockatiel

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Cydney83, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Cydney83

    Cydney83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have been on BYC and just saw this thread! Love it! My daughter just got a Tiel and we are in search for a cage. It is in a round cage now..maybe 13"x 24...it is kind of big but she would like one with a perch on top...we do have 2 cats..one doesn't seem to care the other..well she is young so we hope to train it to leave it alone..I have chicks also...anyway..Any thoughts on a cage..and bar spacing..the one she is looking at is 20x20 square and with a stand 58" tall..that is including the stand, the spacing is 5/8" and it is under 100$..the bird is a white face...and is 3 mos old. Any thought would help. Thanks!
     
  2. tntblake

    tntblake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the new cage would be perfect for your bird. Our cage is the same same size and it works fine.
     
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Magic Birdie

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    20x20? Sounds a bit small, but it's way easier for me to judge in person, so if you think it's fine, it probably is.

    The only thing is, shouldn't you have gotten the cage first?
     
  5. Cydney83

    Cydney83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! well we had that round one and we have been looking for the perfect tiel and it was advertized and we saw it the 1st day it was available ...and other folks were wanting to see it if we didn't like it..so we know if had a cage just not the one my daughter wanted..

    pandapaws23; why are round not good?
     
  6. Magic Birdie

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    Quote:LOL! well we had that round one and we have been looking for the perfect tiel and it was advertized and we saw it the 1st day it was available ...and other folks were wanting to see it if we didn't like it..so we know if had a cage just not the one my daughter wanted..

    pandapaws23; why are round not good?

    Ooh
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

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    Quote:LOL! well we had that round one and we have been looking for the perfect tiel and it was advertized and we saw it the 1st day it was available ...and other folks were wanting to see it if we didn't like it..so we know if had a cage just not the one my daughter wanted..

    pandapaws23; why are round not good?

    Round cages can be bad news because they can be detrimental to a parrot's psychological health. Birds are very intelligent creatures, but many have driven themselves crazy climbing around and around in round cages, and feeling like they're never getting anywhere. Giving a bird an angular cage provides them with reference points to different locations in their territories -- thus helping them feel confident, safe, and secure.
     

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