So, lots of questions Should show birds be kept up at all times or just brought up a few weeks/months before show season? Do they need exercise if kept caged? I'm coming from the show horse world where our horses stayed stalled all of the time unless they were being exercised or groomed. I was lucky enough to trade for LOTS of multi-tier cages (wire bottomed former rabbit hutches) for any birds we would like to show, but I have SO many questions and things to learn! I have planned to place the cages in a "stall" area that is fully enclosed and safe. Would I be better off to keep my possible show birds in the individual cages all of the time? Can I turn each one out to play & dust (by itself) in the common area for a little while each day or so? I have to imagine that they would be much happier if they got to get out and play a bit. Is that an no-no or is it OK?