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New to Kakarikis, what cage size?

Discussion in 'Other Parrot Lane' started by Donuttb, 8/22/17.

  1. Donuttb

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    I am looking to get a Kakariki, but not sure about the cage size. The largest cage I can afford is H131xW78xD52cm (H51.5"x31"x20.5")- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Milo-Misty-Cockatiels-Lovebirds-Parakeets/dp/B074183YN2/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1503393304&sr=8-12&keywords=milo+and+misty

    I may be able to get one a few inches bigger however I am a college student, so have other things to pay for as well. That being said, do Kakarikis tend to get lonely? Me being a college student means I will be at college a lot, although I do intend on spending time with her out the cage before I leave for college each day and from the time I get back until I need to sleep, I am afraid this is not enough. I have read up on their diet, toys, etc,however cannot find info on a cage- all articles say "the biggest you can afford." which is a bit sceptical.
     
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    Kakarikis love to fly, so I would get a cage with as much horizontal space as you can. I don't know exactly what would be considered a minimum for them. I would think they require a decent amount of space compared to similarly small birds just on account of their highly active nature.
     
  4. hellen

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    hi there, if its anything like mine no cage would be big enough.!they are busy inquisitive birds and they need their freedom. always investigating, poking their noses in, escape artists, should i go on? i have a cockatiel also, which is very different. kakarikis are wonderful, gentle, intelligent birds, but to be honest now that i've owned one i realise just how much space they need. an aivary preferably, also, not sure if its kind to keep him or her on their own. if your out a lot. how about getting some fish?. no horribleness intended :shy:
     
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  5. BirdBro

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    Kakarikis are intensely active and social birds who need a great deal of space. IMO this cage would be fine for a kakiriki that was out for the majority of the day with access to a variety of play areas in a free flight room.

    Honestly I don't think a kakariki & college life would be a great fit.
     
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    Haven't owned any but once when I was getting food from the local bird specialist pet shop, there were about 5 escapee kakariki! This tells you a lot about their personalities. Also I have read they are fragile but don't know if this is true.
     

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