New Caique falling off perch at night, please help.
Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:45 PM
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:44 AM
First, why are 'Happy Huts' dangerous? I have used them for a senegal in the past, and I still have one though I haven't yet tried it for my caique. It doesn't seem as though it could be dangerous but I would hate to find out the tragic way! :/
Annnnd...I forgot my other question.
I know the original post is rather old, but I would also say I bet the problem was trimmed toenails. When I had a senegal, every time he got his nails trimmed he turned into a clutz. It was really quite sad, and I haven't decided what to do about Caique's long toenails yet. I hate seeing bird fall like a rock!
Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:45 PM
Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:11 PM
There are many threads on this board about the dangers of Happy Huts. Parrots often like to chew the material and long fibers become free. Several parrots have become tangled and at least one that I know of has died from becoming tangled in the fibers.
I'm curious also about how/why Birdie Beds are dangerous?
This does not mean that Happy Huts and their like should not be used - but that they should be regularly inspected (daily), like all toys, for hazards that may be developing and any hazardous toys discarded.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 03:02 PM
I am so glad that I did get our bird a tent, he hops in it every evening to roost and then just sleeps in it. I have more than one, so I can swap it out just like a toy, to give him a change. he also plays in it, goes in and out. I have a travel cage and I have another tent for that as well. We only have the one bird, and I have just ordered another 3 tents in different fabrics..... He's not attached to one single tent, he just gets happy when there is a new tent in his cage..... Oh, and these tents I get, are really well made, which the strongest thread and they use grommets to hang the tents from. I find our bird doesn't play at the top of the tents as there is not enough space between the top of the tent and the top of the cage.... Hope this answers all your questions....
Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:36 AM
Caique's a year old and has always slept on a concrete perch beneath a hanging rope toy, but who knows, he may really appreciate the change!
Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:25 AM
My little guy fell from the high perches at night also, but he was much younger than 9 mos. Caiques are clumsey, and if he was kept in a small cage befMore, he may be so exhausted from the excitement of his new home that he fell asleep and forgot where he was. The suggestion of short nails is also a good one. I would be concerned if he keeps falling at 9 mos of age. My caique and conure sleep in small covered cages at night with happy huts/bird buddies. Interestingly, neither bird will go potty in their night cage and I take them to the toilet first thing in the AM. I like the night cages because they are easy to keep dark and I know that they are getting enough sleep. Also, it keeps them from waking me up at he crack of dawn. If your new bird continues to fall, I would be concerned and take him to a vet.
very similar for me. My boy has a very small sleepy cage with his felt snuggle tent and a water dish. Its next to my bed. He loves snuggling in his bed. I can find the brand of bed tomorrow. He picks at the bottom so I do buy new ones about once a quarter. Mango also prefers to do his morning deed in the toilet. Its definitely a huge poop since he holds it all night
Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:18 AM
I can't recommend Ann Rose's tents enough. Pick out your own fabric and send it to her. You won't be sorry.
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