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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries

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So last night I'm playing with Mr. Booboo and I think "Hey self, open that bottom guillotine door and pop your hand in for a peakabooboo surprise"

It's never open because the regular door always is and I'm not sure he realized it was a door until then because this apparently totally blew his mind and now he's spent half of today tapping on it like " I SO KNOW that this thing opens somehow!"

I know a larger bird could open it and get stuck or hurt, but do we think a budgie could? Any of your budgies do this? Is there a lock for these types of doors I could get or...??

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I have a guilloutine door on my cage and at first my boy would try to open it so I used a bread tie to keep it closed for a couple weeks and after he figured out he couldn't open it, I took off the zip tie. He hasn't tried to open it since.
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Guillotine Doors can be very dangerous.
Some budgies are able to open them and if the door falls on the bird, the budgie can be severely injured or killed.

Bread ties are never recommended for use in securing the doors.

It is very important you know what type metal is being used.

Other options include:

Cable Ties -- Thread the cable tie "backwards" through the loop so you can easily remove it and re-use it rather than having to cut it off.



Pinch Type Clothespin -- these work on some cages better than others depending on how the cage wire is arranged near the door.



Rubber Coated Heavy Duty Clips - again it will depend on how the wiring on the cage near the door is as to whether this will work

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You can also purchase small "locks" for bird cage doors through many pet suppliers.
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Thanks for the advice. He seems to have lost interest for now, but what I ended up doing was taking a smaller c clamp off one of his toys and worked it around the bars to secure it closed. It seems like it will work well for anyone else who might need ideas for this in the future. I hope that Boo just loses interest for good.
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