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Hi everyone I just wanted to share some awsome news with every one...I got a cage for my new COCKATIEL:D:D:D:D!!!! I orderd it...it should come in a few days...This is a picture of it...what do you think????:confused:



This is what the add says....
"The kit includes: cage, cuttlebone, treat and seed stick, toy, spray millet, and Kay Kob litter. The black cage features quality construction, precision injection molded cage base with deep, slide-out tray, removable wire grating, two wooden perches, and two jumbo sized food/water cups. 24" x 18" x 31" with 1" wire spacing."
 

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Hey Mal...:)I'm glad you're getting closer to getting your tiel. As far as the cage, it looks nice but I do have to say...

I'm not great with mesurements but the mesurements seem a bit small. The one inch spacing is also a little big for a tiel...just so you know you don't need the bedding that comes with it- acctually it's not recommended since it gets moldy and harbors alot more bacteria. I guess if you're tiel will be out ALOT then it's ok for a while.

I am not sure but that's just my opinion. Here is our link to our cage setups to give you an idea http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php/post-photos-you-cage-32.html?&highlight=cage ....See what the others say as well.:eek:
 

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Do you think they will crowl threw the bars!!! because I thought it looked like they couldn't but I am not an expert...I got that one because it was bigger mesurements then the smaler one...and I will be letting it out alot once I have it tame!!! But I am not an expert!!! Thanks for your imput!!!! I am not offended!!!
 

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I personally think the cage sucks. Don't take that the wrong way now. I have my reasons. I think its a tad small. Also as for 1'' bar spacing, thats macaw size. I'm quite sure thats the size of bar spacing on my breeders macaw cage.

Is there any way you can stop the order of this cage? This cage might do as a travel cage. I wouldn't risk the 1'' bar spacing though
 

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;) The bar spacing recommended is 3/4 or smaller because they could get their head stuck and injure themselves. I know the bedding is really not recommended for sure. The general mesurements are borderline, but that's my opinion like I said so we'll see what the others say. Tiels have LONG tails and pretty large wingspans and they love to flap them around. Their wings, tail shouldn't hit the cage or perches since that's how they end up with broken feathers.
 

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My budgie cage is recomended for cockatiles or small parrots and they don't come out of it...they don't even try..but maybe tiels are different..I don't have lots of money to buy a gigantic..mantion...I thought it was pretty nice...but I guss not...my dad will be mad if I cancel the order...and I don't know how??? Do you think the pet store would take it back if it doesn't work..I got it at petsmart.com??? I would really like to try it...but I don't know...
 

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The bar spacing recommended is 3/4 or smaller because they could get their head stuck and injure themselves. I know the bedding is really not recommended for sure. The general mesurements are borderline, but that's my opinion like I said so we'll see what the others say. Tiels have LONG tails and pretty large wingspans and they love to flap them around. Their wings, tail shouldn't hit the cage or perches since that's how they end up with broken feathers.
I though the max was 5/8. As for the wing flapping tail hitting thing, no cage no matter how big will stop this lol. Mine still hit the sides. I think mine just flap where ever. They have tons of space yet they will go right for the side of the cage to flap.
 

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My budgie cage is recomended for cockatiles or small parrots and they don't come out of it...they don't even try..but maybe tiels are different..I don't have lots of money to buy a gigantic..mantion...I thought it was pretty nice...but I guss not...my dad will be mad if I cancel the order...and I don't know how??? Do you think the pet store would take it back if it doesn't work..I got it at petsmart.com??? I would really like to try it...but I don't know...
I'm really sorry- I didn't mean to spoil your day. I just want to be honest about what I think. I would call a local Petsmart in your area, I do believe they will accept the return. If anything you can use it as a travel/quarantine cage. The problem with alot of these stores is that they are selling the stuff inside, not an appropriate cage for the birds they say it fits. Most "starter kits" are not good at all. Now that you said you ordered it from petsmart I do remember seeing the actual cage in person and it's not really big enough though. I'm sorry Mal!!! Check out this thread http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php/post-photos-you-cage-32.html?&highlight=cage
 

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My budgie cage is recomended for cockatiles or small parrots and they don't come out of it...they don't even try..but maybe tiels are different..I don't have lots of money to buy a gigantic..mantion...I thought it was pretty nice...but I guss not...my dad will be mad if I cancel the order...and I don't know how??? Do you think the pet store would take it back if it doesn't work..I got it at petsmart.com??? I would really like to try it...but I don't know...
As for the pet store taking it back, i don't think they would. Health reasons. If you give me a price range you can afford we can all help you find a nice cage. Many site have free shipping in the U.S.
 

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I paid 99 for it and that is the max I can go..sorry I also need money for the bird...I would love to buy one for a few hundred but I cant...
 

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I paid 99 for it and that is the max I can go..sorry I also need money for the bird...I would love to buy one for a few hundred but I cant...
I paid less then that for mine. Petco has it online and in the store. I'll look for the link now. No worries- we'll help you! Relax.

EDIT: Ok, so I called Petsmart for you and they said you CAN return the cage to a store, just tell them the bar spacing is not right for your bird. If you ship it back you get cash back refund. If you bring it to the store to return it they will take it back but its up to the manager's discretion whether you'll get a cash refund or a store credit.

As far as my cage that I was telling you about this is the link. It looks great and it's very sturdy. I have three of them!
http://www.petco.com/product/11327/Avian-Select-Quick-Cage-Dometop-Bird-Cage.aspx
 

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PS_ I looked at the ones Petsmart has and I really didn't like any of them...it's up to you. They have a guarantee money back policy so just explain it to your dad...
 

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For $100 you want to get your money's worth, and as Aly and Birdieness have posted you can get some REAL bargins that would be appropriate for a tiel. My local pet shop sells that cage you've ordered for about $60 with the stuff included, but it's not any good as a full time cage, it's just not large enough. I would seriously look into the cage Birdieness posted, it is a BRILLIANT cage (i have two, one for the tiels and one for the budgies).
 
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