How Many Cages Do I Need?

Photo by Dave Location: Waynesboro, VA Shown: Galah "Bandit" Whenever I go out of town and leave my birds behind, I always make sure they are housed in their own cage. I would hate for a fluke accident to happen and my birds to get in a fight that someone can't break up, resulting in serious injury. Even when birds get along really well, they a...
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Getting Your Bird to Spend MORE Time INSIDE Its Cage

Photo by Dave Location: Little Rock Zoo, AR Shown: Catalina Macaw I recently got asked how to get a bird to enjoy being in its cage more, so to want to spend more time in there. Now, I definitely want my birds to enjoy being in their cages so that they aren’t miserable in their so-called “bedrooms”, and so that they won’t refuse to go back in...
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Every Bird Needs 2 Cages

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Our condo in Saipan, MP I've been trying not to reference Fiji too many times throughout my other posts that aren't specifically on toucans... but I came up with this blog post topic with her help. I was cleaning out our bird trailer after we got it back from repairs and because we hadn't planned on it needing su...
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How to Travel With Birds

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Travel Cages in Travel Trailer  I guess this entry isn't as much a "how to" as it is a "how we do it"! In our travel trailer that is completely devoted to magic props and birds, we just put in a nice floor over the wood so it would clean up much easier and be much more sanitary then things that c...
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Making Your Own Travel Carrier

I've gone through WAY too many travel carriers with my birds. This one above was eaten by one of my many traveling parrots. When shipping your bird UNDERNEATH the airplane, they do not allow toys to be put inside the cage. Therefore, THIS happens! I finally began modifying my own travel cages just to accomodate my flock and work properly. The...
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Power Washing Your Bird Cage

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Triple bird cage Not only should you be changing your bird's bottom of the cage (liner/newspaper) at LEAST once a week, but actually washing down your bird's cage is just as important. If your cage fits through your doorways, simply wheeling it outside for a nice power wash is key. If it is to...
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