New Caique Cage for Penny and Perry

New Caique Cage

We decided to put our 2 kakarikis (New Zealand parakeets) into the big aviary with the Bourke’s and Scarlet Chested/ Splendids (Australian Grass Parakeets) so they would have more room to fly, now that their clipped wing feathers have grown back in, and so Penny and Perry could have their old cage.  The former kakariki cage is an HQ Double Flight measuring about 3 feet tall (on top of a 2 foot tall stand), 18″ deep and 6 feet long.  We went to work giving it a thorough cleaning, putting all of Penny and Perry’s toys and bed into the cage, and removing the perches that had been in there for the kakarikis but were too small for caique feet.  Once they got inside, they stayed in one small area and seemed a bit freaked out, but now they seem to be enjoying the increase in space and toys.  Their old cage was taller than it was wide, and due to the way they play, there was a lot of wasted space.  We also had to put only a few toys in at a time, since there wasn’t room for more than a couple.  Now they have every toy we have bought for them (that they haven’t destroyed) in the new cage with them.  We can also see them better now, as the bars on this cage are thinner than on their other cage.  We’ll hang onto their former home, though it’s probably better suited to a bigger, less active bird.

Penny and Perry are still pretty quiet, but we KNOW that won’t last!  Hopefully, though, they will be more entertained with all the toys and wrestling floor space while we’re at work.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by thechickendance on November 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Are you going to get a BIGGER, LESS ACTIVE BIRD? Oh my! =) You should name said bird “Bananas” because you’re bananas. xoxoxo


  2. Posted by Kristen on November 14, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I bet Penny & Perry are very happy with their new digs! Thanks for posting the photo as it has given me ideas for Suki & Fritzis’ cage. I think they need a switcheroo. Hope all is well in your world!


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