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Old 12-21-2016, 11:55 AM   #11
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I have a really cool double layer decorative blanket I use on one side, and another fabulous blanket for when he sleeps. He seems ok in there, although I know some orange light comes in from the fabulous side. He doesn't seem to mind and sleeps on that side anyways. Hardly naps all day so it seems he's getting a bunch of sleep.
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Old 12-25-2016, 12:39 AM   #12
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Thanks for the responses! I think I have some old fleece blankets around, I'll see if I can find them and try that. If I can't find them, maybe I'll try making one. My sewing skills are pretty much nonexistent, but I've been thinking about learning and a cage cover seems like a relatively easy place to start.
Its really easy. Do you have a sewing machine?

I could give you super easy instructions on how to make a little blankie if you want, Just PM me.
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:15 PM   #13
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I plan on making 2 cage covers soon for vision M02 cages and am going to use iron-on fusing tape instead of sewing
Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Singer-Iron-F...c+tape+iron+on
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Old 02-26-2017, 07:47 PM   #14
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I plan on making 2 cage covers soon for vision M02 cages and am going to use iron-on fusing tape instead of sewing
Something like this https://www.amazon.com/Singer-Iron-F...c+tape+iron+on
Make sure that the fabric tape section isn't accessible by beak, as I don't think it is safe. Also, do the ironing in an area far away from birds so that any potential "fumes" from the melting aren't a problem. FYI, it only really works on thin fabric, so I don't think it is the right solution to make a cage cover, which needs to be thick enough to block light. Heavy, thick, or stretchy fabric doesn't work with fabric tape.
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Funny that this subject comes up! Last night I started making a cover for my new baby's cage. I'm using pretty bath towels. But I always cover my cages at night so that they don't feel vulnerable while they sleep, which can leave them a stressed (or so I've heard).
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Funny that this subject comes up! Last night I started making a cover for my new baby's cage. I'm using pretty bath towels. But I always cover my cages at night so that they don't feel vulnerable while they sleep, which can leave them a stressed (or so I've heard).
How are you using the towels? Are you sewing them?
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I like fleece blankets more than towels, because they can accidently get a toe stuck in the loop of a towel. Fleece is a safer fabric, and blocks drafts well.
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I've read ablout fleece huts that the material breaks easily and also that it's not very breathable. Would these be concerns for covers as well?
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I agree with Dana towels can catch toes. My birds walk in towels pretty often and it's fine, but accident can happen and I have heard bad stories. I use fleece also, some birds chew it and if ingest it it backs up in the crop, so I watch out for chewing on the fleece.
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I've read ablout fleece huts that the material breaks easily and also that it's not very breathable. Would these be concerns for covers as well?
Those concerns don't apply to covers. As a cage cover, there is no issue of material breaking (for the huts it would be thread failure instead of fabric failure anyway). As far as breathability, it doesn't cover the cage well enough (and the cage isn't small enough) to worry about that either. It actually is a perk, because it keeps drafts away and keeps it a bit warmer in the cage at night (they are birds adapted to the warmth of the equator, so warmer is good).
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