Want a Congo
Posted 05 February 2011 - 01:10 PM
Now, since I am moving into a house, and will have the resources available to me, I would like to get one. I have never owned a parrot before - I'm sure there is more to it than just a cage and some food. I don't believe in providing only mediocre care for any of my animals - I want them to have the best they can in my care, and it needs to be far better than the bare minimum necessary to keep them alive.
If your site has a care sheet, I would love to see it. (Still finding my way around)
I will build my own cage, in all likelihood. I am hoping to make something that is at minimum, a 6 foot cube. I want lost of blanches to climb on, but flight space as well.
What are the thoughts on clipped vs unclipped wings? Personally, I do not like to denature any animals, and would prefer NOT to clip without a good reason. I DO have cats, and though I intend for them to never interact with my bird, accidents do happen. I'd like him to be able to fly away from them, should he need to.
What kinds of foods are appropriate to feed, and what should I avoid (Banana a rare treat, too much sugar, right?)
Recommendations for enclosure? What thickness of wire to build with (8g?) is 6' enough space for a CAG?
Right now, I'm just planning everything, so I know what I'm doing when I get started, (which is a couple months away at the earliest!) This gives me time to make up blueprints, get supplies, and start building.
Thanks for reading!
Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:19 PM
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:54 PM
Thanks for the book suggestion - I am an avid reader, and bibliophile. Will pick it up an peruse it while I build the cage so I know what I'm getting into. I cared for one at the zoo I worked at, but Im' sure the book would give me far more information about the birds than my former employers could.
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