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Breeder cage as a permanent cage?

RachelandEitil

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Hi all,

I was wondering what anyone thoughts were on having a breeder cage as a permanent cage.

Recently my bourke has started acting more hormonal and at night she tries to defend a perch she likes so she can sleep on it. But my tiel gets annoyed with her and usually with a little nipping and she moves over. My tiel doesn't even want to sleep there! He moves away two minutes later to the one he prefers.

So my thoughts are that although they have been getting along, there some things they can't agree on and they need the option of having their own space sometimes. Hence why I am considering this cage:

Amazon.com : Prevue Pet Products F070 Hampton Deluxe Divided Breeder Cage with Stand : Pet Supplies

Its a lot shorter in height than the cage they are currently in but when the divider is not in it's 7 inches longer. They never go to the bottom of their cage so I thought length would be better than height for a new cage, as they literally only use the top half of their current cage. And it gives me the option of giving them their own space at night when a majority of the nipping has started.

Thoughts? Opinions? Other options? thanks!
 

Ziggy Stardust

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I don't have enough bird experience to offer an opinion. Hope some member will come along. But it sure sounds like the 2 need separate cages. Best of luck to you and your little ones.
 

painesgrey

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A breeder cage of that size would only be suitable as a temporary/sleep cage, not as something that they'd be spending most of the day in.

In your case I would either buy them separate cages entirely, or consider getting a double flight cage with a divider. Both options are going to be more expensive than a breeder cage, but the size is going to make all the difference. Even if they don't use the space, a bigger cage is always better.
 

Sylvi_

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I agree on the two separate cages.
As @painesgrey suggested, a double flight cage(with a divider) would be perfect for them.

You'll see a significant positive difference in your birds in a double flight as opposed to the breeder cages.

Good luck with deciding. :)
 
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