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Old 01-14-2009, 07:13 PM   #11
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I have a cage question. I have a cage I originally got with my first sugar glider, but now I only use it once or twice a year as a "travel" cage for them. Otherwise its in excellent condition. It is 16 L X 24 W X 16 T with 1/2 inch bar spacing and a flat top. Nothing fancy about it. Would this be ok for a single parrotlet? It would be nice if I didn't have to buy a new cage.

Unfortunately the larger cage I have my gliders in is getting pretty beat-up by them and I doubt it will be very useable by the time they are done with it. (Plus at 6 foot tall it might be a tad too big for a single parrotlet)
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:15 PM   #12
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I think that size is on the small side for these active birds. The HQ flight cage that many of us have is something like 32 x 20. If your big cage is still useable when you get a P'let, remember that in nature they fly around without limits. If you have room, I don't think you can go wrong with a bigger cage.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #13
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rakeshbarman: How long did it take you to make your cage?
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #14
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Playpen Combo

Does anyone own the Playpen combo cage ELTPC 4226 from Kings Cages? I am strongly considering this cage since it has a playpen on only half the top, a drop down landing door, and an extra breeding door that could be used for attaching a bird bath on the side.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
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acrylicbirdcage.com questions

Hi All,

Have any of you had experience with Eric at acrylicbirdcage.com? I'm interested in an acrylic cage that mounts to the wall. It will have bars on 3 sides so there will not be air quality issues for my little Schmidt.

Unfortunately, it seems like he has a couple of bad reviews on line and I'm just looking for additional feedback before committing $200 bucks.

Right now, Schmidt lives in a Vision M01 but I'm having a hard time finding a good location for it. I need something that can hang or mount.

Please share if you have other ideas or suggestions that I should look into.

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Lisa

P.S. I hope I'm posting this question in the correct thread. If not, sorry.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:06 AM   #16
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Cool Bar spacing

I know 1/2" bar spacing is ideal for parrotlet cages, but is 5/8" spacing doable? We are trying to find a new cage for our new parrotlet, something sturdy and secure and safe. Some of the more sturdy cages have 5/8" bar spacing.

Any wisdom?

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Old 09-09-2014, 12:34 AM   #17
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I would stick with 1/2in spacing. We had a parrotlet in a cage with 5/8in. He tried to get out between the bars and managed to get his head stuck. We had to very carefully cut the bars to get him out. You can find wrought iron cages with the smaller spacing. They just arent as common.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:42 AM   #18
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Ditto on the sticking with 1/2 inch bar spacing. It stinks that all we get at that size are cheaper wire cages, but some parrotlets can try to escape/get stuck in anything bigger and it isn't worth the risk. I have a beautiful, well-made cage sitting unused in the basement because it is 3/4 inch spacing, which was perfect for my cockatiel but is just way too big for Tumi. If you aren't worried about dogs or cats accidentally damaging the cage, the wire cages are sturdy enough. If there are other animals to consider, frankly the only safe solution for parrotlet is a door between them and the other animal when they aren't supervised.
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