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Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby EleriDragonfly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:55 pm

I'm looking into getting a new cage for my Cockatiel, he currently lives in a Hagan Vision cage which is 29"x15"x21". I'm trying to find one that's tall as well as long so I can put more toys in there for him, in this current cage I can only fit around two. His perches and food pot takes up some space as well.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd like Captain to have lot's of things to occupy his time while I'm in work.
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby friend2parrots » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:15 pm

i'm not sure how much space you can allocate for the caging area, but there is a nice cage made by Kings cages called a "small bird/sugar glider cage" - its kind of huge, but might be what you're looking for.

heres the link:

http://www.kingscages.com/ProductDetail ... ductID=SLF 6421 Flight Cage

I have this one for my Bourke parakeet, and he seems to really enjoy it.
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby EleriDragonfly » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:54 pm

That does look like a good cage, but I don't have the space I'm afraid. If I lived on my own I probably could get it, but I live with my sister, and she won't let me have my birds downstairs xD Which is a shame, I see it has a partition, I might have been able to put my budgies on one side too. Gah wish I had more space! But thanks for showing me the cage :)
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby charlieandkiwi » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:59 pm

His current cage is WAY too small, unless he lives on your shoulder during the day and you're home 24/7.

Get the biggest cage you can afford and check out craigslist while you're at it.
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby EleriDragonfly » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:06 am

I've been looking at larger cages, but I don't a lot of space for some of them. I have budgies as well and they live in the same type of cage as Captain, could you give me a guideline of the best dimensions that would be best for him? I can limit the cages I look at.
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby ShaylaFortune » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:25 am

I go by what I seen on a budgie forum that states that a single budgie should have about 3,800 cubic inches to live comfortably. So with the current cage you have your budgies in, you can fit two budgies, three is pushing it. I personally have my 'tiel in this cage: http://www.wayfair.com/Prevue-Hendryx-F ... P1059.html (the picture doesn't do it justice) and have my six budgies in a simular one. If you are pressed for space, I suggest this cage: http://www.wayfair.com/AandE-Cage-Co.-D ... MgodZmQAww It's a bit pricy, but looks like it would be good for your situation. With this cage, you can comfortably fit about five budgies, and it would be roomy enough for a 'tiel or two. :)
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby Pricey_boy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:58 am

I'd say the biggest one you can afford I think a bird should have a minimum of about 1m by 1m there's a cage that you can buy online it comes in 3 small sections and you can have them all separate or have one big cage and you can buy the other 3 piece add on and have 1 big cage or a few small cages
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Re: Best cage for a Cockatiel

Postby friend2parrots » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:20 am

Pricey_boy wrote:I'd say the biggest one you can afford


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