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

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Old 05-26-2017, 12:08 PM
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I recently had one of my chicks returned to me (She's two years old now) because the little girl who wanted her so badly now has no interest in her.

Anyhow, her father dropped her off to me this week, and included her cage and toys and food. She's been well taken care of, and is still tame but a bit nippy because of her hormones at the moment.

I was not a fan of the cage she came in, so I purchased a new Vision cage. My only concern/question is about cleaning it. It does not have a slide out tray on the bottom. Instead, you have to remove the entire bottom half of the cage to clean it out.

This causes the problem of having a wide open cage that a bird can easily escape from, and this can become an even bigger problem if you don't have a hand tame bird.

As far as I can tell, to clean it, I will need to remove the top half of the cage and place it on a table or counter while the bottom half is being cleaned. Again, if you don't happen to have a hand tame bird, how to you manage this without your bird escaping?

I really wanted to recommend this cage to my clients who are about to purchase chicks from me, but this one downside is my only concern.

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I had this cage (and still have it, as an emergency/hospital cage) and had the same issue.
Jimmy got out one time when i as cleaning it and wasn't tame.
I do think it's one big flaw with the cage and I know for a lot of people, they really love the cage but I never liked it myself.

I think if mess is a big concern of the new owners, it's a good cage to recommend as it does help in that sense.
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I do like the deep base that keeps most of the mess in, and this is an awesome feature. I just really wish there was a better solution to taking the cage apart to clean it. They could easily incorporate a tray that slides out, and still keep that nice deep clear base.

Oh well, I'll keep the cage for Candy since she is tame and escape isn't a huge problem for me right now.

I like everything else about it though!
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I have used this cage for several years and never had a problem. I just lifted it off the bottom and straight away put it down next to the base. Then I did it in reverse after cleaning. To be honest, my budgies barely even noticed.
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I have one of these for my canary and have never had a problem.

If the base clips are fully lifted up (so won't fall down and get in the way when placing the detached cage down)) and the place where you're planning to put the bottomless cage down, is right beside the detached base, then it's literally 2 seconds of the base being opened.
I suppose with more than one bird in the cage, it might take a little longer waiting for them to move to the upper perches before lifting.
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I have the vision L02 and I love it. I also have two cats so I have to be extremely careful when cleaning the cage. As such, I make sure the door to my bird room is fully closed and locked before attempting to remove from the base. My two are very tame, but even when my girl Lemon wasn't I found the easiest solution was moving the entire cage to the floor and then lifting the top half just enough to move it over to beside the base. I find the birds stay near the top of the cage whenever anything different, like the cage moving about, happens.
I hope this suggestion helps!
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Hi Michelle, sorry I can't answer you regarding the cage but I was just wondering will you keep her? It's a shame that the girl has now decided she doesn't want her anymore...
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Hi Michelle, sorry I can't answer you regarding the cage but I was just wondering will you keep her? It's a shame that the girl has now decided she doesn't want her anymore...
Yes, I will be keeping her because my husband has fallen in love with her! Even her moodiness and biting won't turn him away. Once she's out an on his shoulder she's as sweet as can be, preening his beard and nibbling on his ear.

I came home yesterday to quite the racket. Hubby was in the kitchen making dinner, she was on top of her cage flock calling...hubby was calling back to her and singing to her while chopping veggies.

So yes, it's safe to say that she will be staying.
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Aww, Michelle, that's adorable!
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Michelle,

I'm glad the little budgie has come back to have her forever home with you.
Obviously she will be very well loved and cared for.
What is her name?
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