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Forum: Lovebird Lovers 01-07-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By mekat
Update to Need lovebird cage ideas.

I just wanted to thank everyone for their input. Upgrading her cage took a little time; 70% of my income is earned between December-April. Once the $$$ started rolling in a new cage for my...
Forum: Other Birds 11-27-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,971
Posted By mekat
Cockatiels are way more needy then budgies. IME...

Cockatiels are way more needy then budgies. IME they are prone to regressing when stressed and even when they aren't stressed they liked to be babied. I have a 4 month old that has been weaned for...
Forum: Housing for Budgies 11-18-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,155
Posted By mekat
My birds like swings they can destroy. ...

My birds like swings they can destroy.


Planet Pleasures Ring toy...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 11-16-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By mekat
Unless I am missing something that link is for...

Unless I am missing something that link is for the light bulbs only. You will still need a light fixture compatible with the bulbs. Here is a link to what Windy City Parrot is recommending. First...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 11-10-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By mekat
Is your bird attached to you? If so he might...

Is your bird attached to you? If so he might more readily take it with your encouragement.

The mirror trick you are referencing is usually used with a larger mirror laying flat with pellets...
Forum: Housing for Budgies 11-07-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By mekat
With these cages make sure you are looking at the...

With these cages make sure you are looking at the dimension of the cage and not the dimensions that include the stand and cage skirt. The cage itself (18 x17.9 x30.2inch) is really small. If it was...
Forum: Housing for Budgies 11-06-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By mekat
That is an old style cockatiel cage. I bought...

That is an old style cockatiel cage. I bought that style over 2 decades ago when I got my first cockatiel as a teenager headed off to college. The metal isn't painted with powder coating it has a...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 11-05-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By mekat
I have looked at those types of carriers before...

I have looked at those types of carriers before and read a few reviews complaining about the top separating from the bottom. I have never owned that type of carrier but you may want to double check...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 11-05-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By mekat
I feed Roudybush and have offered cuttlebone at...

I feed Roudybush and have offered cuttlebone at the same time and never had any adverse affects. My birds really don't use their cuttlebone anyway. I am now trying out a calcium perch in my...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-28-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By mekat
The good news is Prevue is pretty good at sending...

The good news is Prevue is pretty good at sending the necessary parts. They maintain a database and can pull up your purchase information as long as you bought it from an authorized supplier. The...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-25-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By mekat
One thing comes to mind is carbon monoxide. ...

One thing comes to mind is carbon monoxide. Some heaters give off the gas and in such an enclosed area it could kill the bird. My browser won't translate the page so I am not certain if this is...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-24-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By mekat
Birds don't grasp flat surfaces well so there may...

Birds don't grasp flat surfaces well so there may be some sliding around using a carrier with no perch. I used to use a flat cardboard carrier and even with a textured towel there was a little bit...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 10-23-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By mekat
Have you tried talking to an avian vet? I...

Have you tried talking to an avian vet? I can't help but wonder if there are devices they need that they are constantly jerry-rigging. They do have automatic feeders for fish but I have always...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-20-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By mekat
The one on the left is a Prevue F050 that I...

The one on the left is a Prevue F050 that I bought from Overstock. The one on the right is a A&E flight cage I bought through Ebay and the seller was A&E distributor. The play stand is Prevue...
Forum: Lovebird Lovers 10-18-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By mekat
I am leaning that way as well. The newest...

I am leaning that way as well. The newest debate in my head is if I should look for a cage where the stand and cage are one piece. I'm worried with the wheeling around that the cage might slip off...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-18-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By mekat
Honestly I own two play gyms. One is a complete...

Honestly I own two play gyms. One is a complete flop. The other they love but only the top toy bar.
https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/mekat1/DSC00416.jpg

I be willing to bet you...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 10-17-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By mekat
I have found the best food dish to contain messes...

I have found the best food dish to contain messes without making it a nightmare to clean (like those enclose feeders) is Ez on/off double diner...
Forum: Lovebird Lovers 10-16-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By mekat
I am not certain about HQ construction because I...

I am not certain about HQ construction because I never owned one. I would love an HQ if the single flight had the feeder doors like the HQ double flight has. I seriously considered buying the...
Forum: Lovebird Lovers 10-12-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By mekat
The reply was actually helpful. It presents me...

The reply was actually helpful. It presents me with 2 possibilities instead of 1.

1. Same size cage but narrower to allow easy rolling in and out of bathroom for out time.
Giantex...
Forum: Lovebird Lovers 10-12-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By mekat
ATM, no on out of cage time because lovie has had...

ATM, no on out of cage time because lovie has had a history of swopping and attacking me and the other birds. I have been contemplating allowing out of cage time in the bathroom but if I did that...
Forum: Lovebird Lovers 10-12-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By mekat
Need lovebird cage ideas

My lovebird is currently in an A&E flight cage which is 32x21x35 inches. I strongly suspect he is she because she is hormonal and possesive. I had to take out a covered perch because it was making...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By mekat
If you can't get Roudybush locally then Dr Foster...

If you can't get Roudybush locally then Dr Foster & Smith is the cheapest place to order Roudybush from. Harrison's is actually better quality overall which is why I tried their pellets first but I...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 05-11-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By mekat
How I did it was I went from seed to crushed...

How I did it was I went from seed to crushed nutriberries then crushed pelletberries then Roudybush nibbles sprinkled with Missing Link's Ultimate Avian Formula. I mention the supplement mainly...
Forum: General Budgie Talk 05-10-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By mekat
Definitely not the first one; it is a poor...

Definitely not the first one; it is a poor design. Birds go for the highest space and the highest space is very tiny. The second one is better but again doesn't look ideal.

Can you build a...
Forum: Other Birds 05-06-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By mekat
Tiels are very needy birds. Mine came home at...

Tiels are very needy birds. Mine came home at 12 weeks was abundance weaned and he still regressed. I used to have to make out of cage time center around food for a good 2 weeks because he would...
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