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Hello all, newcomer asking a bit of advise as well.

slinky-kitty

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Sending best wishes to Rock for a speedy recovery! She is a beauty. I am glad to hear to date she is going well! I attached ladders to the sides of my cage with mainly vertical bars which may help her move around once shes a little more recovered. I can send a pic if you'd like. An inexpensive alteration as I just used dowel ones. Geez for such a massive operation she's putting on a brave face. Sending healing and happy thoughts your and her way :smileflower:
 

ShyEmbers

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@slinky-kitty any pics or aids to help her out would be appreciated, I am looking to get her another cage as well but funds are a bit low now after her surgery. I know!! I really am fearful she's pushing herself too much!
Thank you though for your healing vibes we appreciate them more than you know. :budgie10:
 

Beanurita

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If you're worried that she will fall when climbing to the top of her cage (which is a good sign that she's exploring) you can always pad the bottom of the cage with hand towels covered with paper towels. I usually put a few layers of paper towels for easy clean up......just take off one layer as needed. I do this when my budgies are breeding because I hate the thought that they can and will fall out of the box onto the cold hard grate!

Oh....and I love her pink bowl!! Super cute!!
 
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Beanurita

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So she keeps on perching so DC had to give up one of his perches traded for a natural branch, so Little Rock could have a rope one instead, its wider so she is a bit wobbly but she hasn't gotten off of it since I put it in almost.

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Love this pic!! I'm sure DC doesn't mind sharing the rope perch with Little Rock! It's all for the better good!!
 

ShyEmbers

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If you're worried that she will fall when climbing to the top of her cage (which is a good sign that she's exploring) you can always pad the bottom of the cage with hand towels covered with paper towels. I usually put a few layers of paper towels for easy clean up......just take off one layer as needed. I do this when my budgies are breeding because I hate the thought that they can and will fall out of the box onto the cold hard grate!

Oh....and I love her pink bowl!! Super cute!!
I have a lining of fleece padding (Hand-me-downs of all the cosy sleeping pads I had for my guinea pigs) with paper towels on top but still I worry, I just don't want her to hurt herself with having stitches in her side.
It's awful isn't it I built a deep next box for my budgies so the babies could only get out when they were actually fully fledged, it worked a charm! But defo gives peace of mind to have a softened landing at the bottom for the little guys that are so uncoordinated.

Its actually a hamster bowl but I liked the way it was sloped on the sides I thought it would allow easier access to food for her with it being on the ground. It's a beco bowl. It was also the last pink one on the shelf! So we had to have it, of course.




Love this pic!! I'm sure DC doesn't mind sharing the rope perch with Little Rock! It's all for the better good!!
He doesn't mind, he is confused though as to why he was living with her one minute now he can hear her but can't see her, bless him. He's a little sweetie. (This is him on his traded perch. He clearly isn't upset with it.) x
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Fatgirl

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Im glad your little girl is doing better :)
 

ShyEmbers

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Afternoon update: Little Rock emptied her seed bowl once again, her poops are looking more solid (not the correct colour but solidifying), she is getting around quite well her wound looks good. She seems good. Had a nice chomp on my hand while taking her meds. (Ouch!!)
Tomorrow we have a follow up appointment and we'll see how she's doing.

This is a pic of her temp set up...(This cage is my travel cage/isolation cage)
I am unsure as to what size is best when getting her a new enclosure. So any tips/advise I would be grateful for. Listing of measurements would be easiest for me, then I can deduct price range myself.

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sunnysmom

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I'm glad she's continuing to do well. :)
 

Beanurita

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This isn't a budgie but it is a small bird (love bird) that lives a great life with NO LEGS!! It shows how his house is set up allowing him to get around with ramps made with ladders that are covered as well as covered wire perches. Bowls are placed next to various platforms throughout.

My lovie has splayed legs so she needs platforms rope perches and nothing too "slick" as her legs will slip apart till she is flat on her belly so the wire platforms have fleece coverings. Platforms can also be covered with sea grass mats cut to size and there great for picking at and shredding.....maybe @gibsongrrrl can post a pic of the platform she has with her budgies so you see what I mean....? Link to a seagrass mat is below. I'm sure all of you feathered friends would like a bit of seagrass mat to chomp on!

As for cage, I went big for my lovie and got a HQ flight cage 32Lx21Wx34H (link to cage below). I went with this so I can easily place platforms, boing, rope perches and toys all over while still allowing her to fly when in the cage. This gives her the opportunity to fly and explore when I'm not home......

Not sure what's avaliable in the UK but I thought I would share so maybe you can find some of the things I'm talking about here. Also, once Little Rock is well on her way to normal I would try to gey a cage that is bigger so that her house can be set up with platforms and let's her fly a bit.

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Large 14 x 24 Seagrass Mat Pet Bird Toy Parrot by TheBestBirdToys

Not the best pic but here is PICKLES house! You. An see her in the top right corner hanging out! Please excuse her messy floor! She is very active and shreds anything she can and pulls all her foot toys out daily just for me to put them away every night at bed time! Her favorite toy is a plastic ball with a bell inside.....she will throw it and chase it all around just to throw it again and again!! As you can see I have lots of rope perches...they all vary in size from small (like you have to even the larger diameters for conures and Grey's which gives her more size variations that natural branches give. She also has "cholla" perches that keep her from slipping. (Link below)
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Cork perches are great as well! Look at this site for other natural wood platform perches for ideas......
Natural Cork Bark Perch - I Got A Woody Bird Toys LLC

This site has some really cute platforms as well as the cholla perches which my budgies also use.
Cholla Wood Bird and Parrot Perches from Things for Wings
Whimsical Pine Natural Platforms ©

 
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