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Discussion in 'Toys & Cages Bypass' started by ItsMyLife, 6/13/18.

  1. ItsMyLife

    ItsMyLife Strolling the yard

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    My Quaker’s cage is 24x24x35h (excluding the stand and play gym).

    But he never ventures into the lower portion of his cage, really he only uses the top 6-10 inches except to go to his water bowl.

    I’ve been trying to find a cage that’s around 30-40in long, and not very tall. He seems to prefer it, but I’m struggling to find a decent one for a price that’s not the cost of my house and car each month.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. taxidermynerd

    taxidermynerd Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month

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    I don't have a quaker, but to get my bird to use the rest of his cage I put his food and water down at the bottom, with lots of foraging near the bottom. Worked like a charm! Now I can put his bowls higher up but he'll still use the bottom.
     
  3. Dona

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    Google "Prevue Pet Products Hampton Deluxe Divided Breeder Cage System with Stand"

    It's $123 at Amazon. This was recommended when someone else was looking for a long cage without much height. It comes with or without the stand. You can take the divider out and use the whole cage for one bird. Not sure what happens with droppings since there are 2 trays. Also not sure if it's appropriate for a Quaker. But this cage is so interesting and I know at least one person has it.
     
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  4. ItsMyLife

    ItsMyLife Strolling the yard

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    That’s the exact cage I was looking at!
     
  5. Dona

    Dona Walking the driveway

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    Isn't it so cool? I wonder if it would work for your Quaker? I hope the person who has it notices this thread and gives you more info.
     
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    Fergus Mom Jogging around the block

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    I looked for this at Walmart where I usually get my cages to see the price, and wow - there's a woman there with a review that says it is bad because of the space between the cages. (her review here after the link). I wonder if there would be the same space she is talking about with the divider removed?
    Prevue Pet Products Hampton Deluxe Divided Breeder Cage, Black Hammertone - Walmart.com

    Her review: >>> "I bought this cage for my two lovebirds and the stacked one (on top of this) for my two parrotlets. The worse cages ever! They look like a jail for my little pretty birds. I used to use the Vision cages for my birds before I will buy these terrible things. The difference is huge!!! The w o r s e of all is that always my hardwood floor is a mess bcz of these cages. In the place where divider is, it's a space, so all seeds and peels of seeds are falling down... I have to vacuum at least 5 times per day in this area (my living room). This cage made my life so difficult....I would return it, but it's a lot of hassle to disassemble it. Probably is going for donation. I was not expecting something like that from Prevue and believe me I am a customer of them for a lot of years now, as I have 10 birds. I have HQ cages, Prevue and Vision. This is the worse...."
     
  7. Dona

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    Oh my. That's not good. Amazon has glowing reviews!
     
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    Ditto on this. Foraging opportunities in the lower part of the cage will get him used to and enjoy it!
     
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    Fergus Mom Jogging around the block

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    I hate it when the reviews on some sites bounce back and forth like a rubber ball, don't you? And at one time, I realized that some folks giving the reviews were 'verified', somehow, and it made you wonder if the reviewers were somehow gaining points for glowing reviews. I have been known to ignore the reviews on something if I REALLY really want it. (thinking back now to that silly toilet bowl light that changed colors in my toilet for about 5 minutes before it broke!) LOL
     
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  10. Shyra

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    This may be too small for you. It basically just rearranges the space from the cage you have now. I just put it together for my two budgies. Have to say for the price I'm impressed. The size of the actual cage is 18" deep x 30" wide and 34" tall. I really like the lock on the door and the swivel triangles to keep the grate in and as a safety feature on the door. 30"x18"x64" Wrought Iron Aviary Birds Cages White Vein – yescomusa
     
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  11. ItsMyLife

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    He has them, but he won’t use them unless they are higher up.
     
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    I have a double (actually a quadruple) for sale...not sure if you are close to Ohio?

    The center dividers aren't there so you couldn't divide into fourths.

    Discounted Bird Cage
     
  13. TwoTinyTrees

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    Had that problem too...just as others have suggested move food bowls and water to the bottom :) well worked for my tiels anyway lol
     
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    Oooh this cage looks nice!
     

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