Caging Lovebird

Can I leave my Lovebird out of his cage when I'm gone? No cats & the dogs are crated. Ty!

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Feb 17, 2012
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by: Charity

Tracy, Ty for you help!! I will def check out that list. Harmony is in my bedroom & the dogs (shih-tzus) are caged in the kitchen. If Harmony managed to leave the bedroom (doubtful) it is unlikely that he would find the dogs & would def not be able to put his head through the cage. Idk about his beak but he avoids them anyway.

Linda, Ty for the completely unnecessary condescension. "With a bird as small as this, I cannot imagine why you would not already have a cage for him." Did you read the post before you responded? I was asking about leaving him out of "his cage". Ik wht he needs in his cage. That is not wht I was asking about. Maybe you should read before you go off.

Feb 16, 2012
Caging Lovebird
by: Linda

Of course you need to cage your bird. Cage needs to be roomy enough so he can spread his wings out to the side and flap which is good exercise. It needs to have safe natural wood branch perches which help the feet and legs feel good. The dowels that come with cage hurt bird's feet and legs and cause arthritis. He also needs a toy with safe wood wooden toy pieces on it so he can chew and occupy himself safely instead of flying all over the house getting into serious trouble. Birds are like small children, and their cage is a safe place to be. If cage is too small, it becomes a prison, and so get a large roomy cage for him, and he'll love it. Make sure bar spacing is the correct size for your size bird.

With a bird as small as this, I cannot imagine why you would not already have a cage for him.

Not a good idea at all to go away with a bird not caged as this is their safe place and all of them like having a safe place.

Linda

Feb 16, 2012
Allowing a bird to fly free in home
by: Tracie

You should only allow your bird out in a room that is closed off and completely bird proof, as if it is a cage. That means nothing hanging on a wall that it could land on and the item fall. Nothing on a table that the bird could land on and the item fall over.

There should be nothing in the room the bird could chew that is toxic. There should be nothing in the room the bird could chew through and climb in or anything it could crawl under or behind and get stuck.

There should not be any metal in the room that is toxic to birds. The list goes on and on. We have a Toxic / Non-toxic for birds list but it only scratches the surface. It would be impossible to list everything that might kill your bird.

You say your dog(s) are crated. If the bird goes up to the crate, can it put it's beak or head through the bars? If so, it may get killed.

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