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Default Best Clips or Apparatus to Secure Guillotine Doors? (See video of a bird escaping)

I ordered a new cage for my new baby bird and I'm pretty sure at least (2) of the (3) doors are guillotine. If not all 3 of them. Hard to tell from online photos.

It was the right size for my available space at the moment. [ I may get an even bigger & better cage some day, but I don't have the space right now ] ... this cage has 8,100 cubic inches for my single bird, but.... those doors.

What are the best clips to secure the doors so that they're safer for my bird?

I've read here and that budgies can try to open guillotine doors (unsuccessfully) and then get caught and bad things will happen.

What sort of clips do I need to purchase for these kinds of doors? I tried the kind attached (pls. see photo) because I had them on hand, but they don't work for the 1/2 inch spaced bars on my temporary cage.

Can you attach a photo? I've read some threads.... but feel like there's a lot of mixed messages.

Thanks so much...! I just really want to make sure my bird is as safe as possible.

[p.s. - found a video online of a bird escaping. Check it out: escape - YouTube He breaks out at about 1:18 mark.]
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The travel cages I have for my birds have those horrible guillotine doors too.

You are very wise to be extremely careful with that type door.
I use plastic clothes pins on the doors on my travel cages and they work fine with the 1/2" bar spacing.
You might want to give those a try. I believe you can find them at Dollar Tree.

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Thanks! I'll check those out. : )
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Great! Please let me know if they work for your cage.
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will do. i found some on amazon that i'm going to order.
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Also you could try some zip/cable ties affixed backwards to secure the doors. I do this and never have problems. As long as you run them the opposite direction as intended, they can be received by you with ease, but they will keep th cage doors tightly secured. I leave mine with about 1/4 inch wiggle room since my Buddy has a thing for making noise, gets the biggest kick out of it. Good luck!
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Thanks for this thread.. I want to try these ideas next time the birds travel..
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Kristen - Thanks for the advice. Can you send a photo of the kind of ties you mean? Thx....
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With pleasure! In fact I'll do you one better. Here's a thread I made way back that uses the same zip/cable ties, and it may help with cuttlebone problems too!

https://talkbudgies.com/do-yourself/3...one-mount.html

Hope this helps!
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awesome.... thanks! : )
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