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I've got an escape artist..

Postby Natacha » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:19 pm

Sigh.

I came home and did my round of checking that every bird is doing find in their cage. Start with Pixie, move onto Joey then Petey (one side of the room), move onto Piper and then Shade....Shade's cage was empty. My heart stopped for a moment, I look up and there she is, happily waiting on her cage for me to ask her to step up (she does a little dance when she wants me to pick her up and I'm not fast enough).

Breath a sigh of relief, flip her on her back, check her toes (in case she felt like going on the bars of another cage and had someone bite her), then proceeded to check every other bird's toes (in case by being on another cage, she managed to get a toe). Every bird is fine.

Second sigh of relief.

She got out by a side door, the one holding her water bowl. I always close and lock it when I change water, I'm really trying to figure out how she managed to open it...
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Re: I've got an escape artist..

Postby Michael » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:23 pm

Someone needs to invest in some additional clips :thumbsup:

I double lock everything both to prevent escape but also to help double check not forgetting to close something. I guess you must be relieved that of all the birds that could have gotten out that it was Shade.
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Re: I've got an escape artist..

Postby Natacha » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:26 pm

Michael wrote:Someone needs to invest in some additional clips :thumbsup:

I double lock everything both to prevent escape but also to help double check not forgetting to close something. I guess you must be relieved that of all the birds that could have gotten out that it was Shade.


I'm not sure the clips would work on that cage.

And...here's the kicker. Normally all cages get checked in the morning for all closed doors. This morning we were running a little late so the checking part was rushed....

Yeah. I think everything was aligned for it to happen today...
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Re: I've got an escape artist..

Postby Michael » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:34 pm

Same on Truman's cage. No way to add a clip as the door is solid rather than barred. On one hand that makes it impossible for the parrot to open the lock itself but also makes it difficult to tell if it's locked and no way to add extra clip. Though I think I'm lucky that he wouldn't even fit through that.
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Re: I've got an escape artist..

Postby ptuga72 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:14 am

Jake's cage is like that too. But somehow he has gotten out two times! On Saturday he was being too quiet and when I checked on him he was on the other side of the room (than his cage) eating treats from the treat bag! It could be worse though, I've seen 'toos take apart locks and open doors in less than a minute.
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Re: I've got an escape artist..

Postby TheNzJessie » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:45 am

i was expecting this post to be about pixie, glad everything was ok thou, my rainbow is in a large cage and if i dont sight him my heart skips a beat but then hes hiding in a corner somewhere, and Michael i love the new display picture haha
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Re: I've got an escape artist..

Postby Azure Hanyo » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:22 pm

Sigh. I had a parakeet several years ago who would constantly escape his cage. I ended up needing to literally put a small lock on the door and each food-dish!!!
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