Please tell me if this is enough for parrotlets?
Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:28 PM
I'm getting 2 perches 1 is a rope and the other is one for there beak and nails.
Cuttlebone and holder
F.M brown's tropical carnival food.
Now, my question- is a 26x16x20 cage with 1/2 spacing good enough for parrotlets? He will be out playing everyday, and as I mentioned, I don't really have $200 laying around for a cage. The cage has two perches in it and food dishes.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 06:59 AM
Any way you could do some more chores or work for some neighbors to save up a bit more?
Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:33 AM
Edited by lovemytiels, 12 February 2012 - 09:44 AM.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:38 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:09 PM
Instead of having to clean them I just switch them out to new branches (dried and dead ones) so they get something new for their brains to play with and it's fun for them. Just make sure your branches are clean and have some traction...it they're too smooth it's hard to get a grip.
Your cage size sounds fine. I have a 19" X 19" X 26" and it's plenty large, could even house two parrotlets. I also have allowed free time for exercise....supervised w/ all doors and windows secured...
Little Wing, Baby Parrotlet 1/20/12
Coco, misfit mutt
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:43 AM
Since birds spend a lot of time perching, they need a variety of perches to keep their feet exercised and in shape. The more the merrier! A couple wooden ones, some sisal, some cotton, etc. Do not have more than one sand type perch within the cage, if you get one.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:17 AM
Another thing to do is to build a play tree or play gym.You could buy one too but it's very expensive!!!http://cockatiels4u....orkshop/Al4.htm this is a good link for a play gym.This same site also has steps to build your own cage so you could save a lot of money there too.
Have everything ready before you get your baby.You will curse yourself if you dont!!!
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