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Does anyone use a cage with wider bar spacing?

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Old 01-02-2017, 07:47 AM   #1
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Smile Does anyone use a cage with wider bar spacing?

I know the rule that smaller bar spacing is ideal for parrotlets, but the issue is that I already have a huge cage that I think will be a lot of fun for Bernie. But the bar spacing is wider that usually suggested.

I'm wondering if anyone uses a cage like this without issue or if there are any solutions other than selling the cage.

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The widest I've heard suggested for a parrotlet is 1/2". The problem is that they could get their heads stuck between the bars and hurt themselves. I wouldn't risk it.
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I'm going to agree with Laura. I would be worrying.
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I guess it can work but every case I have heard of wide bar spacing and parrotlets usually is because of parrotlet getting into mischief and even causing its death. It would not be a risk I would like to take with my little one.
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The widest I've heard suggested for a parrotlet is 1/2". The problem is that they could get their heads stuck between the bars and hurt themselves. I wouldn't risk it.
I think the spacing here is exactly 1/2"
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Okay so I measured it and it looks like exactly 1/2"
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Okay so I measured it and it looks like exactly 1/2"
1/2 inch is fine. I have that size on both my cages with no problems.
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