Trained Parrot BlogParrot Wizard Online Parrot Toy StoreThe Parrot Forum

Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Bird rooms, aviaries, cages, foraging trees, play gyms, and stands. Discuss your parrot's locations and perches.

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby Pola » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:15 pm

hmmmmm i never knew
Pola :D
User avatar
Pola
Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 139
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Pineapple/cinnamon green cheeked conure- Tuppi
Flight: Yes

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby skthurley » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:11 pm

I have guillotine doors on my parrotlet's cage, but I have always used clips to keep them shut. Thankfully he has never shown any interest in escaping.

But thank you for the warning. I have heard stories about the guillotine doors as well. If they are open, be sure to clip them open. Too many birds owners have lost their bird because the door slammed shut on the bird, killing it
Shandi's Fids
Jack the Ripper ---> Pacific Parrotlet
Kiwi ----> Greencheek Conure
Scooter ---> Senegal
skthurley
Lovebird
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 26
Location: Kitchener
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Pacific Parrotlet, Green Cheek Conure and Senegal
Flight: Yes

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby Michael » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:17 pm

I watched a Black Headed Parrot (Caique) open a guillotine food door like that and the door stayed up itself from friction. I closed it and the bird opened it again and started climbing out. I pushed it back in but I know that bird will eventually get out so I notified the employees. Those doors are definitely an accident waiting to happen. At the very least I recommend some clips on them to prevent them from being opened.
User avatar
Michael
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 6156
Location: New York
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Senegal Parrot, Cape Parrot, Green-Winged Macaw
Flight: Yes

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby TheNzJessie » Thu May 27, 2010 3:41 am

my budgies flight cage has these doors but are tied down with twisty ties.
Qwil-:budgie:
Jango-:rainbow:
Jessie-ME
:)
User avatar
TheNzJessie
African Grey
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 1066
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Number of Birds Owned: 2
Types of Birds Owned: Rainbow lorikeet
Budgie
Flight: Yes

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby issy » Thu May 27, 2010 5:48 am

I have four of these doors that are supposed to be used for food containers on Sheldon's cage. When I took his cage outside for the day, I was shocked when he grabbed the bottom of the door and started sliding it up and down while he was bobbing up and down. I have now locked all four. ;)
Image- Sheldon

Image- Evey
User avatar
issy
Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 152
Location: Australia, Sydney
Number of Birds Owned: 2
Types of Birds Owned: Rainbow Lorikeet
Sun Conure
Flight: Yes

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby skeetersunconure » Thu May 27, 2010 5:58 am

yes yes yes never ever get guillotine door unless you secure them! skeeter let himself out of his cagewith a sliding door once and got attacked by my dog. the next day we went out and bought him alkatrass haha he wont ever escape from there! :thumbsup:
User avatar
skeetersunconure
Poicephalus
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 386
Location: georgia
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: sun conure
Flight: Yes

Re: Beware Of Guillotine Doors

Postby Titanius » Mon May 31, 2010 12:26 am

I have similiar doors... I think I've been taking my birds lack of a sense of adventure for granted... I think I might get some clips to secure the cage doors when I'm not home. I did begin to have this problem with my old budgies. The older one would just pluck the door a bit and it'd fall open and they'd just go crazy in the place.
Titanius
Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 214
Location: Long Island, USA
Number of Birds Owned: 2
Types of Birds Owned: Cockatiel
Flight: Yes

Previous

Return to Housing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 11 guests

Parrot ForumArticles IndexTraining Step UpParrot Training BlogPoicephalus Parrot InformationParrot Wizard Store