1. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What would be a good cage size for a cockatiel? Would 3 ft long, by 1 ft wide , by 2 ft tall work? I don't want a minimum just a good size cage, I'd be building it my self. Do you reccomend aviary netting or rubber hardware cloth?
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    Sounds good to me. Don't use any rubber anything, they will chew through it in a second. Aviary mesh is in order.
     
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I'd make it more of a cube- you are talking about the orange cheeked yellow headed gray little parrots right?

    I'd make it 2.5 foot cube or 3 foot cube - it would be simpler to construct and easier to cut materials like 1/2 inch hardware cloth.

    Take into consideration the full wingspan, the bird should be able to open its wings fully in any orientation, not just left to right. the depth you mention sounds tight, the height and length sounded good.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  4. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah I would make it wider than 1 foot. The other dimensions sound okay. My Cockatiel is in a cage that is 21 inches tall x 2 ft. long x 16 inches wide.
     

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