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Default Double Flight Cage suggestions? Pippin preventing Peeta from eating..

Hey everybody. I think it's time I reconfigure the way I have my two keets situated. I believe my current cage is too small as Pippin is constantly chasing Peeta away from the food dishes. I do see Peeta eat but not for long before Pippin pushes him away.

I'm in search of a decent cage that can be divided but also just one large cage. The only ones I'm seeing are over 5 feet long and I'm concerned that's too big for my space. I've seen another thats just over 3 but I wasn't sure if this would be adequate in the sense that it's not very tall... here's the link:
Amazon.com : Prevue Pet Products F070 Hampton Deluxe Divided Breeder Cage with Stand : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Prevue Pet Products F070 Hampton Deluxe Divided Breeder Cage with Stand : Pet Supplies

I was also looking into taller/wider cages like: https://www.hayneedle.com/product/tri...uctsaviary.cfm

Does anybody have any suggestions? Desperate.

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You do very well in getting an extra cage. I'm not familiar with those cages, since they are not available in my country. Hopefully someone else will be able to help you out on this matter.

You should also be aware that in certain situations even the largest of cages won't solve the constant chasing/bullying behaviour and in this case it's best to permanently separate them.

Good luck with everything, I hope Peeta and Pippin will be able to live harmoniously on the new cage you are about to get them.
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Hi!

If you can possibly make the room for it, I would highly recommend a cage like this one which would meet your needs nicely and give each budgie much more room than the F070.

The more space each budgie has, the better.

Amazon.com : Large Double Flight Bird Wrought Iron Double Cage w/ Slide Out Divider 3 Levels Bird Parrot Cage Cockatiel Conure Bird Cage 63"Length x 19"Depth x 64"Height W/Stand on Wheels *Black Vein* : Flight Cages For Birds : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Large Double Flight Bird Wrought Iron Double Cage w/ Slide Out Divider 3 Levels Bird Parrot Cage Cockatiel Conure Bird Cage 63"Length x 19"Depth x 64"Height W/Stand on Wheels *Black Vein* : Flight Cages For Birds : Pet Supplies


I know a couple of people who have the "single" version of this double cage and it is quite nice!
In fact, I bought one of the single versions for a friend not too long ago.
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I don't have the Hampton deluxe but considered it during my last cage shopping stint. I ruled it out because the doors were so small I was worried the cage would be a nightmare to clean. Maybe it won't be a big deal for you but something to think about.

ETA - 2nd cage Wood is a nightmare to clean as well. At least with perches if they get too nasty you can toss them but unless you are made of money you are going to be stuck with a wooden cage that has chewed nooks and crannies in it and poop and feather dust will make their way into those grooves.
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Hi!

If you can possibly make the room for it, I would highly recommend a cage like this one which would meet your needs nicely and give each budgie much more room than the F070.

The more space each budgie has, the better.

Amazon.com : Large Double Flight Bird Wrought Iron Double Cage w/ Slide Out Divider 3 Levels Bird Parrot Cage Cockatiel Conure Bird Cage 63"Length x 19"Depth x 64"Height W/Stand on Wheels *Black Vein* : Flight Cages For Birds : Pet Supplies


I know a couple of people who have the "single" version of this double cage and it is quite nice!
In fact, I bought one of the single versions for a friend not too long ago.
Thank you! I really wish I could fit that in the room I have currently- but it would be incredibly difficult. 90% of the time, the birds will be together- I really only need the divider for a few hours of the day to ensure that Peeta is able to eat. Otherwise, the two birds would have the entire cage at their disposal. The only thing they lose is about 8" of height to the cage- otherwise, they're gaining almost 15 inches of length- and keeping the same 20" of depth.

I am moving soon, to a place where I'll be able to let the birds out far more often then they are currently. I figure given that, if they have a slightly smaller cage like the F070 - it may work out alright.
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I don't have the Hampton deluxe but considered it during my last cage shopping stint. I ruled it out because the doors were so small I was worried the cage would be a nightmare to clean. Maybe it won't be a big deal for you but something to think about.

ETA - 2nd cage Wood is a nightmare to clean as well. At least with perches if they get too nasty you can toss them but unless you are made of money you are going to be stuck with a wooden cage that has chewed nooks and crannies in it and poop and feather dust will make their way into those grooves.
I thought about the size of the door and agree it was ominous, but there's also a side door for nesting so that helped me rationalize a bit.

Also- thanks for the insight on the wood cage!! Never would have thought of it like that. I ruled it out anyway because I really want to have the ability to split the two up during meals Thanks
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Forgive me, I'm confused by your statement
The only thing they lose is about 8" of height to the cage- otherwise, they're gaining almost 15 inches of length- and keeping the same 20" of depth.
I'm just curious as to what you meant?


If you are happy with the F070 that is all that matters as it will be fine for your two budgies!


Prevue Hendryx F070

Interior Dimensions

18.5" L x 17.5" W x 17.25" H each side

37" L x 17.5" W x 17.25" H without divider

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*Mcage* Large Wrought Cage With Removable Stand Bird Cage

Interior dimensions

31.5" L x 18" W x 37" H per side.

63" L x 18" W x 37" H without divider
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Forgive me, I'm confused by your statement
The only thing they lose is about 8" of height to the cage- otherwise, they're gaining almost 15 inches of length- and keeping the same 20" of depth.
I'm just curious as to what you meant?


If you are happy with the F070 that is all that matters as it will be fine for your two budgies!


Hehe sorry for the confusion. I meant in comparison to the cage they are in right now which is taller than it is wide- so my comment was referring to the fact that they're losing height by going to the new cage (F070) but gaining width.
From what I've seen my birds don't even utilize the height they currently have so it didn't worry me. Making sure they had the same depth, and substantial length was the most important I thought.

I've been so unhappy with this cage for a long time- I'm excited to have something more appropriate. Maybe it'll create a level playing field in terms of dominance too. Pippin isn't incredibly aggressive, he just is really annoying and persistent on moving Peeta after letting him eat briefly. Can't have it anymore! I feel like I'm betraying Peeta every day- he was there first!
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Thank you for clarifying that for me!

I hope the new cage will be everything you are hoping for.
I'll be looking forward to pictures once Peeta and Pippin have moved into their new home.
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I have the Prevue Hampton for my littles and I don't recommend it unless it's going to be used for breeding. I much more prefer the HQ flight cage. All mine (3 boys/1 girl) live together in a single flight. I'm looking at getting a double flight though for when my girl i in breeding condition so i can separate the cage at that time. Wider verses taller is always better
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