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#181837 - 05/15/07 02:40 PM New bird or no new bird?
Parrish Offline
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I have two females and one male. I want a new bird, but am concerned about the cage size. Sould I get a bird or not? The bird cage is usually left open anyways. I don't want a new cage.





Edited by Parrish (05/15/07 02:41 PM)

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#181844 - 05/15/07 02:48 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Parrish]
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well first off your not supposed to have 2 females and one male together in the same cage, the two females are going to fight over the male when it comes time to breed, so yea i would think you need to get a cage and separate male/female or female/female. they will get along as long as there is no male to fight over and it would be fine if you had two males two females youknow equal sexes then they wont fight because both females will have a mate. but still looking at that cage i really would say you need a different one weather you get a new bird or not. you need wider rather then taller. so that they can fly around like they are suppose to i would say that that cage is to small for the ones you got.
they have no room to move in that thing.
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#181845 - 05/15/07 02:48 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Parrish]
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No room at the inn. Sorry but that cage is to small. Birds fly horizontal, not vertical. No room for an additional bird.

Save your pennies and go for a new cage, then add another bird.

For what my experiance is worth. As long as there are no issues with your keets getting along, it doesn't matter what the mix is. I currently have 4 femals and 2 males in my aviary and 2 of those females are in breeding mode. No fighting. I beleive this is due to the temperment of my particular birds. Point being, I beleive this varies depending on the birds. No hard and fast rules regarding mix. Just be aware that there might be problems and be prepared with alternate housing if it does happen.


Edited by KeetCrazy (05/15/07 02:59 PM)
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#181846 - 05/15/07 02:51 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: KeetCrazy]
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Is room really an issue if I always keep the cage open though? It's open proll20 hours of a 24 hour day. Even when they sleep. It's only closed when me and my gf are away at the same time which is rare.

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#181847 - 05/15/07 02:53 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Parrish]
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its always good let the cage open no matter how many you get, but with that cage evan if it is open that cage is too small for the birds you have. im sure you mean them no harm, but thats like putting them into a jail cell.
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#181849 - 05/15/07 02:59 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: *6 budgie nutz*]
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ouch ive been to jail not good. Well, that sucks I really wanted to go up and get another one. All my birds seem very happy though. They are outa the cage as oftin as they are in (esp Katie). Moneys not the issue with a bigger cage it's finding the space in my room. It's just not there. And I don't wanna move the cage outa my room cause that's where they get the most attention and is the only room theyd be as free as they are to fly around with an open cage. I'm making a playgem for outa the cage as well.

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#181854 - 05/15/07 03:12 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Parrish]
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My neighbor has a teil in that same exact cage. It has lasted 20 yrs in it!
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#181860 - 05/15/07 03:33 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: villageidiot33]
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Hmm, I'd DEFINITLY get another bird, if you get a bigger cage. It doesn't have to be huge, since their cage door is open all day long. smile I actually would recomend the cage that BetsyDaisy has. It's 18x18x30, which is only recomended for 2 keets, but your guys get to be out all day long. smile The cage is also wider than it is tall, which is good for keets considering that they fly horizantaly, bot verticaly. smile
The cage you have now, really isn't good at all...no matter how much time they get out of the cage. smirk Circualr cages are also not recomended because they make keets feel unsafe.
I would get another cgae, and then another budgie, because as MTLJ said, 2 females and 1 male is a huge no-no. DEFINITLY get another keet. It is alos good to have keets in even numbers so that everyone has a preening/feeding partner.
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#181868 - 05/15/07 03:47 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Stephen]
Parrish Offline
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Horozontal space is hard to get in my room though. May room isnt large enough for a much bigger cage.There just isnt any room guys. I'd love to have them in a larger cage.

My parents even said I could have there old Macaw cage, but obviosly I don't have the space.

(yes I know I'd have to screen the cage as the wire is to far apart for keets.

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#181873 - 05/15/07 04:01 PM Re: New bird or no new bird? [Re: Parrish]
Parrish Offline
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Man, I know I gotta figure out somthing. This stinks.

They are to young to be mating so far so atleast I have some time to figure it out.

Maybe I'll just get rid of my gf. That would clear up enough space in my room for a new cage.

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