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Caging 4 males together

Discussion in 'Lovebird Lane' started by Phocyn, 5/12/19.

  1. Phocyn

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    I have a 2'6" x 2'6" x 4" cage I want to put four Male lovebirds in so I can free up two cages for two females. Is the dimensions I mentioned too small?
     
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    If you know that the four of them are friendly with one another, it'd possibly be okay to house them together, but I'd go for nothing smaller than a flight cage.

    But @Zara knows a lot more about lovebirds than I do.
     
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    I personally wouldn´t. Lovebirds are best as pairs. M M is ok, but only two.

    I´m assuming you mean 26 x 26 x 40 inches.
    It´s a good size cage... but one fight could lead to a death. I don´t feel it is worth the risk. They would be ok in a large aviary all together though.

    For context, I have my Blue Team; mum, dad, son and daughter. The parents cage is 30x18x36 inches. The little ones come out of their cage in the morning and go straight to their parents cage to greet them. I let them out and the flock fly together. After an hour or so, they (all 4 of them) return to the parents cage to play. But the doors are open and I am right here watching them.
    They get on so well. But I would never house them together. And mine are two bonded M F pairs.
     
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    @Zara I think that cage is 2ft+6in x 2ft+6in x 4in or 30in x 30in x 4in

    I'm a bit confused by the 4 inch part, is that a typo @Phocyn ? If it isn't, it would be an unreasonably small width for a cage.
     
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    30 X 30 X 4 feet?
     
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    Maybe
     
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    One cage is one territory no matter the size. Any more than 2 birds in a cage is a risk for that reason alone.
     
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  8. Phocyn

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    Sorry about the inch marks on the 4. I meant feet.... I was thinking of using a divider for the birds, but it cuts the space down too much. I would need at least an inch for a tray and bottom grill, etc. I'll be looking for a larger divider cage instead.
     
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