There are lots of bird safe bed options online you can buy. I use a bird warmer, i don't know how to describe it, but it's like a heated perch that they can snuggle up to.
Here's the link off Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HMLT6SM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_G4EB2CFVAP5QZ0GHN6DB
Something you should have on hand is a clamp on light like this with a 60 watt halogen bulb that is not a heat lamp bulb. You can clamp it on the outside of the cage close to where he sits often.
If your bird seems to act the tiniest bit sick or lethargic, the clamp on light will help him out a lot, especially if it's cold. Even if he has a bed, the light will help him spend less energy keeping his body temperature up.
Even if you know how to keep it healthy this is only half the battle. You need to research your birds temperament and how to properly train it. This is not the place to constantly post asking for help with every single thing the bird does that scares. This shows a lack of knowledge regarding bird behavior and training that could cause you to hurt your new relationship. Before you interact with the bird any further you need to do some hefty research into bird behavior and training. We all love to help on this subreddit, but you need to be a problem solver when you own a parrot. Their behavior can change as they age and any parrot owner should have an in depth knowledge of bird behavior and training to negate any bad behaviors before they become a serious issue. This book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1890948152/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ""Getting Started: Clicker Training for Birds" is a great book to look into. Good luck!
*Edit to add that I never called you or would call you stupid, just possibly a bit uneducated. I'm not judging, I just want whats best for the bird and you so you can have a healthy happy buddy and a great relationship with them.
They also make the huts out of natural materials like sea grass. It's what we went to after ditching the fuzzy hut. https://www.amazon.com/Prevue-Products-Naturals-Animal-Snuggle/dp/B012V9QPGU/ref=mp_s_a_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=grass+bird+hut&qid=1621082279&sr=8-13#aw-udpv3-customer-reviews_feature_div
Poop-off is an enzyme cleaner than can be bought in liquid form or wipes form. Its really awesome stuff. I use the wipes for small jobs, like cleaning her toys or more recent poops found and the liquid stuff is great for cleaning dried poop or flung food that dried onto surfaces https://www.amazon.com/Poop-Off-Remover-16-Ounce-Hendryx-Assorted/dp/B07911TKJ6/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1527685442&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Poop-Off+Bird+Poop+Remover&psc=1
The smaller bottle has a scrub brush attachment on it and I just refill it from a huge jug of it I bought off of Amazon!
Same as u/darisafari, my GCC has that Prevue, too. He's 20 and his older cage was getting worn out, so I actually purchased it off amazon recently for his bday - here you go. You have to put it together, but it's not difficult to do. He took to it immediately, and it's really solid and well constructed. Just be aware the wood perches that come with it are a bit too big for a GCC to grip. I don't use those.
Sandpaper is bad, but there are ones made of natural seashells. It's soft enough to not be coarse on their feet but textured enough so their nails wear down a bit.
What species of conures are you getting? Cause different species are different sizes so different cage sizes. But for a recommendation if your getting a smaller conure like a Green Cheek or something around that size a cage like this, a large fight cage would be good. Theirs tons of other cages similar but thats just one example , but buy the absolute biggest cage you can but make sure bar spacing is appropriate. But for any larger species of conure id be unsure on great cage sizes especially for pairs.
But of course, do plenty of research and stock the cage appropriately with tons of natural perches and toys!
I found it on Amazon!!! cage it’s way more expensive since when I bought it I got the biggest one! But you get ur money’s worth it’s amazing my sun loves it!!!!
Finger traps filled with shredded paper.
Toy Balls with bells in them. My bird goes psycho on them
If you have any leftover prescription bottles, put a pebble or two into them and toss them on the floor.
This is just damage from hanging on the bars a lot. Her sleeping on the bars, which is common in the small conures, is definitely the cause, especially if her other feathers aren't chewed on.
This isn't something that is permenant, as in her new feathers next time she molts will look normal. If you can, try to hurt her a little cozy corner type of snuggle object. It hangs on the side and is like a buddy to lean on. A lot of the small conures I've worked with that were housed alone really enjoyed them and it was something they went to when they were unsettled.
I'm happy you took in this older conure. Too many people pass over older birds that need a home.
If you've got $30: https://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh-Scales-AMW-SC-2KG-Digital/dp/B001RF3XJ2/
It's an excellent scale. I've had one for at least five years (I used it for weighing coffee before I bought a nicer one with a timer in it), and it still works just fine.
I recently had to travel with my conure for thanksgiving. It was an almost 2 hour drive. I brought a table top wooden playground for him to enjoy and interact with my family, as well as a carrier. I ended up getting this one from Amazon and my conure was comfortable with it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KTL5IQG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I made sure to bring water and put in a dish with food for him (especially treats since it might be a bit stressful at first). After that experience I felt a lot more comfortable with my conure in the car.
We got this one last year after adopting our conure and he’s very happy in it. However, we leave the cage doors open all day so he can come and go as he pleases. He definitely has plenty of room inside if we were to keep it closed though.
YAHEETECH 41-inch Open Top Medium Parakeet Bird Cages for Parakeets Finches Canaries Lovebirds Small Quaker Parrots Cockatiels Budgie Green Cheek Conure Travel Pet Flight Bird Cage Birdcage https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VLN17B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nTRsFb5SY7NRZ
Hope this link works... Anyway this is what ours is in. They're a little pricier than some other cages, but they're built heavily and have a well thought out design. I also like cages with horizontal bars on the side to make climbing easier.
Damn that cage is boring. Get that cutie some toys! Also would recommend this. I usually buy toys at my local Petsmart and just have them price match amazon or their own website so I don’t have to wait for them to come in the mail
As mentioned, the dangers of synthetic fiber inhalation, loose threads snagging toes, getting hormonal from dark enclosed spaces, etc. all make 'happy huts' a bad idea--if you don't want to remove it without a replacement, I highly recommend using a seagrass hut (ex. https://www.amazon.com/Super-Bird-Creations-Seagrass-Birds/dp/B01FT5CGPM) as they are not as dark, but still fun to play on/in, and are healthy for them to chew on.
She is still quite young so I'm not convinced that this is a hormonal display, even if she is nearing that age. I think they are missing the brief shot of her tail feathers being fanned during this, which is an indicator that they're pissed off, not horny. I associate the puffiness and these awkward/jerky movements with them getting wound up either out of excitement to get attention or anger about something you're doing or some noise being made. (Though being hormonal will also make them crankier so the two are not mutually exclusive.)
It depends what you are doing. A bag is easy in many cases and very cute but I very much suggest a transport cage instead. It offers hard sides to protect against being crushed, better ventilation, It can't be chewed and is much more difficult to escape from. It also has room for food, water and more stable perches. In an emergency the bird can stay in the transport cage for a few days safely. My absolute favorite is the black heavy prevue travel cage by far. I've seen them come through car accidents intact it's what I use for planned trips. I recently picked up this to have a spare though. It folds down neatly and is large enough that my Green Cheek could happily stay in it on a long trip. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VVP0KU/ref=ox\_sc\_act\_title\_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Old thread, apologies. I just bought this cage from Amazon for my Caique.
Is that the one you have? Have you been happy with it. I must say I'm a little nervous about a cage made in China possibly containing lead or something else poisonous. A stainless steel cage is prohibitively expensive.
Thank you very much.
1) this divider cage ? 2) for toys, I did check out that website. Will definitely purchase natural toy parts from there. I’ll be avoiding plastic toys bc … it’s plastic 💀 a big no. 3) click stick, I’ll watch videos on training before adopting for sure. Thank you 🙏
Thank you! I’ll have to schedule that appt. As for the cage, I’ve found this, is it suitable? If you see my other post for toys, are those suitable? Sorry for the questions but I really want to make sure I’m fully prepared before adopting him.
I assume you're looking for something like these - https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Die-Parrot-Replacement-Water/dp/B07L7T2SPW/
I'd recommend upgrading to the stainless steel bowls instead of replacing the plastic ones. The plastic bowls can carry and house bacteria and can chip in ways that are possibly harmful.
I have a set of these - https://www.amazon.com/Parrot-Feeding-Hanging-Stainless-Perches/dp/B0748FVXKN/
They're easier to clean and they've lasted for years.
It's a bit like this https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Natural-Round-Jumbo/dp/B000QFVYEA/ref=sr_1_26?keywords=hollow+log&qid=1667419795&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI1LjY4IiwicXNhIjoiNS4xMSIsInFzcCI6IjQuMzYifQ%3D%3D&sr=8-26 with wing nut bolts on one side
Not a stuffed animal, I have a soft hut in my conure's main cage (Parrot Kook Cabana for Birds Hut... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078RCVLWW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share) and this in his travel cage: QBLEEV Cozy Corner Fleece Bird... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HS3RN3V?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Oh, I guess that would be helpful 😅 I have the Petsfit carrier. It's so affordable for how durable it was/is. When I tell you not a single thing is wrong with it, I mean it. Atlas got slightly wet, but not even as much as when she baths herself.
I'm curious to know how the CBD oil is working, and how much you give. My almost-16 year old also has some issues with arthritis though not nearly as bad. I have her on an anti-inflammatory powder as well (probably the same one - from Christine's Chop Shop?) and also an omega 3 fatty acid supplement (this one) and she also has a block heater in her cage that she seriously loves and puts her feet directly on (this). She's improved a lot since I started her on the supplements and the light sores on her feet are diminished.
Heating pads now shut off after an hour. I might suggest asking any gardening neighbors if you can borrow a seed starting mat to put under the cage. They use very little electricity and don't get over 100F.
It's basically identical to this
Very spacious for a budgie indeed, but that one specifically is housing 5 of them! It's still very spacious, but they'd prefer to breathe down each others' necks and bicker all the goddamn time lol.
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They’re by Vitacraft. Maybe this direct linkwill let you there, of going through a vpn, like Opera’s free one.
We live in Washington State, and it can get cold here! We use this : https://www.chewy.com/kh-pet-products-snuggle-up-bird/dp/190749?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=12868817417&utm_content=K%26H%20Pet%20Products&utm_term=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrs2XBhDjARIsAHVymmSQ9nNQtM7eMAn7BcH2l8...
as our cage heaters. Very safe! We plug it in around Thanksgiving and unplug it by Easter. Our two love theirs :)
I bought a cheap clip-on lamp and a bulb like this but admittedly don’t use it often because I’m always rolling the cage around. There’s another brand called FeatherBright that makes lights that go on top of the cage, and there is also a freestanding type of light. The ones made for reptiles might be too hot, or a different concentration of UVA/UVB. The main thing is keep the cord out of reach.
Not necessary if their diet is good, but can be good for regulating circadian rhythms and keeping hormones in check. I should get mine out this winter, because you are right, the nights are long.
https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Traction-Budgerigar-Lovebird-Training/dp/B097JY81FY?pd_rd_w=iOKN2&content-id=amzn1.sym.1db61dc1-18bd-4e84-ade3-9872a4852ad6&pf_rd_p=1db61dc1-18bd-4e84-ade3-9872a4852ad6&pf_rd_r=V3PR8D924V17CPCJFM71&... thats the one I use for my girls they are ages 1 and 11 https://www.amazon.com/Dnoifne-Adjustable-Training-Anti-Bite-Suitable/dp/B09HNDP85H?pd_rd_w=iOKN2&content-id=amzn1.sym.1db61dc1-18bd-4e84-ade3-9872a4852ad6&pf_rd_p=1db61dc1-18bd-4e84-ade3-9872a4852ad6&pf_rd_r=V3PR8D924V17CPCJFM71&p... that's the one I use for my boy he's 6+
It looks like this one is taller than the one I have, which would be good for two. I don't really think you can go wrong with any of them :)
I have this one for my two budgies, and I got this one for my conure. I just picked up my conure about two weeks ago and he came clipped, I'm still debating having the birds trade cages so that the conure has the bigger one. All of my birds get a few hours of out of cage time each day so they're only in their cages when I'm not home.
I have this cage for both my cockatiel and conure (separate cages) which I really like. It's bigger than the one you're thinking of and less expensive, but you won't have a stand on top of the cage (although you could get that separately)
I have 2 of these cages one for my green cheek conure , and for my black capped conure. Great size cage for a smaller conure like these !
It was very simple to assemble also. And I have no complaints about the cage
But I would replace the food dishes with stainless steel. And just zip tie closed the nest box doors , my green cheek learned how to open them lol cause they just pop open , not locking mechanism.
Not exactly the same. But when my horse passed away, I had her cremated. I bought a necklace 9nline that I placed some cremanes in.
I did a quick search and they have some that could work for a bird. Does not have to be cremated. Could be some feathers.
Specifically the "your wings were ready but our hearts were not".
Black + Decker vehemently swears that none of their products have any PTFE or similar coatings. They have stainless steel convection ovens that also serve as air fryers like the one in the link below.
She is a Peach Fronted Conure.. She is our rescue. :D As for the bath, it's actually a cat water fountain .. I got this one off Amazon for around $20! Our little lovebird foster loves it too!
Here is the link : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GJMSBXZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Have you thought of getting a small lixit water bottle for the travel cage? Here is a link. https://smile.amazon.com/Lixit-Wide-Mouth-Bottle-10-Ounce/dp/B0002Z162Y/ref=sr_1_22?crid=FKU2UNOPMY1H&keywords=lixit%2Bwater%2Bbottle&qid=1655326677&s=pet-supplies&sprefix=Lixit%2Cpets%2C179&sr=1-22&th=1. I haven’t actually tried them myself but they are pretty popular
My macaw loves ice. My lovebird would occasionally get scared at how cold it was and would just stare at me looking betrayed.
These are the dishes. I think they might be slightly larger than what I have, but this gives you an idea of what they look like: https://smile.amazon.com/Knocking-Splashing-Container-Chinchilla-Hedgehog/dp/B09NM12X8P/ref=sr_1_11?crid=12UKQNUJZUE5J&keywords=Extra+small+hamster+no+spill+food+dish&qid=1655205529&sprefix=extra+small+hamster+no+spill+food+dish%2Caps%...
Coincidentally, I did see this while doing a quick Amazon search: https://smile.amazon.com/Tfwadmx-Dispenser-Automatic-Detachable-Stainless/dp/B09KZWTXYN/ref=sr_1_18?crid=12UKQNUJZUE5J&keywords=Extra+small+hamster+no+spill+food+dish&qid=1655205529&sprefix=extra+small+hamster+no+spill+food+dish%2Caps%...
I use the Petsfit Carrier and I really like it. I live in Florida where it gets pretty hot and I was looking at the bubble carriers but was also worried about the heat. This ones really sturdy and can be worn as a backpack, side satchel, or carried. It's not heavy so carrying it hasn't been an issue. It also straps into seat belts really securely. The side panels are mesh and the front is plastic but all three have additional flaps that can be attached over top of them if you need to shade the bird or it gets to scared or anything.
They make heating elements for cages... this was just the 1st result, not necessarily the best
briidea Bird Warmer for Cage, Bird Heater to Snuggle up for African Grey, Parakeets, Parrots, Small Birds, USB 5V
>Most of it is natural sisal rope I purchased off of Amazon!
>Here's the link to the type I use directly!
We’re trying to train our bird with a harness, but she hates it. But I have the same fear as you.
We have a bird backpack like this: Bird Carrier Backpack Cage, Bird Travel Backpack with Stainless Steel Tray and Standing Perch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W7H7VYR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K2FAV264131BVCZ1QEK9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1. (Not sure if this is the actual product as we got it as a gift, but ours looks similar).
We’ve taken our bird hiking with it and it worked great as a way to get her outside. The only downside with this one is that the “bubble” can make the carrier hot, so we have to be careful about the outdoor temperature. This is a very easy carrier for vet visits, though. Can’t speak to “buckle” safety as our bird has only been in it with two people in the car and the carrier being held but I’d think that something could probably be rigged with the backpack straps and seatbelt?
I didn't like this one much either when I was looking to bring my bird to my classroom. I ended up picking the one I linked above. Half the price and it can fold away when being stored.
Have you tried checking Etsy? There are some decently priced ones on there.
Unfortunately the bigger ones aren't going to be super cheap. This one is really good for starters, plus it has wheels and can be rolled from room to room. You should wrap the thin metal bits with sisal rope to make it comfortable for her feetsies.
(It's out of stock and being restocked right now but this one really is great for the price)
Prevue Pet Products Small Parrot Playstand 3181 Black Hammertone, 17.625-Inch by 16-1/2-Inch by 59-Inch,Small (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0027J7M0S/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_EQCRFPF178G1XA2RN7BW
I bought bowls that came with this little scoop thing that would work. It’s for feeding through the cage bars I guess. I don’t know what it’s called but here’s the link to the set to show you what I’m thinking of.
Anything using "essential oils" could not be considered safe. ANY fragrace-added items will not be safe.
I'd suggest purhcasing chamomile tea and lavender (edible lavender, not "infused" or for cosmetic use, etc). You might be able to get lavender tea or else just some food-grade lavender. Likewise perhaps bulk chamomile - FOR TEA. You can make some sachets using these ingredients or just leave them out in bowls. You could add rosewater or orange water (FOOD GRADE!). They will NOT have as strong a scent as essential-oil infused FRAGRANCING potpourri. If you need the frangrance to fill your house, you can steep some chamomile, lavender, maybe oranges or orange peel, maybe cloves or cinnamon (in winter), you can simmer them stovetop. You are making a tea that you Might or Might Not want to drink, but you can thus fill your home with Natural Safe fragrance of these flowers, WITHOUT endangering your bird.
Sorry about not getting back to you sooner. Never saw the notification. This is the link. I dont use the bowl because all it did was splash water around when I walked lol. But I only really use it for walks around ny neighborhood and things so I think theyre fine to go a short time without. A lot of reviews say poor quality material. Ive had mine for 2 years and nothing has broken. My conure has chewed on the mesh some but that's not the company's fault. A quick patch job and it's held up fine :) CHEERING PET Bird Carrier, Bird Backpack, Travel Bird Cage, Includes Tray, Perch, Feeding Bowl, Storage Pockets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083JL5TMH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_i_PEN4GH72FRS13EE0F6QK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I got it off Amazon here's the link Yaheetech 54-inch Wrought Iron Standing Large Parrot Parakeet Flight Bird Cage for Small Parrot Cockatiel Sun Parakeet Green Cheek Conure Lovebird Budgie Finch Canary Bird Cage with Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXSRL2Z/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_42R4MHYN7AX7CEADCSEY?psc=1
Pen-Plax Carrier for Small Animals & Medium Birds, Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002DIZF2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MXN7TG81SVDV6SMP1N12
This is what I use for vet visits. If any of my birds are going to be outside (for a bath or just to enjoy the sun) I’ll place one in a small table top cage.
I have the same cage for my two GCCs. It's been a great cage. I found a cover that fits it perfectly but is heavy AF, lol. Cage Cover Model 4630DT for Dome Top Cage Cozzy Covers Parrot Bird Cages Toy Toys https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EAARD9M/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_TJW4Y9KH2CXWZXG2Y14H?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
My cockatoo loves this toy. You have to assemble it for them but it’s worth it.
YJJKJ Pet Bird Bite Educational Toys, Bird Bite Out Game Toys, Parrot Tabletop Play Toys, Bird Chewing Toys for Parakeet Cockatiel Budgies Lovebirds https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0953Z93Q3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AMC0XGB9XWDF5J9AY8PS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here's the cage we got. We got stainless steel bowls instead of using the provided ones. We also put little luggage locks on some of the side doors because he was able to push them open.
Ours is terrified of the one we got for him. ☹️ I'm glad your little buddy is enjoying his!
Anyone wondering where to find one, try here.
Here is it! Pretty sure mine came damaged, though, (or I just suck at putting together cages) but it's a very nice cage and pretty cheap.
I got it off of Amazon (link). Mine did seem to come a bit damaged (mainly the legs), but you can't tell from the end result.
Also I’m so inspired now to look for stainless steel furniture that I can birdify into toys. Is there anything I should be worried about when buying non-bird furniture and using it as a play gym? I linked an example of what I’m interested in adding to make an at home gym. Can I birdify?
KINDIARY Play Kitchen Sink Toy with Running Water for Kids Toddler, Learning Dishwasher Set with Automatic Water Cycle System, Pretend Role Play Toys for Boys Girls https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FKWQL1K/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_2J8ZWX3NSY0Q1YG13WWE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Of course! They’re on Amazon
They aren’t actual rope, but a durable type of paper wrapped around metal wire. So if your bird chews on it, keep an eye out for any of the metal being exposed; it’s likely not stainless steel. My girl is only interested in climbing it though, so we’ve had no issues. She has 4 of them and they’re all still intact after 6 months so far :)
Oh, I know! Normally I wear one of these for that very reason! Well, that and the poop. 😂 Unfortunately the adorable little buttface has chewed off the buttons so we're back to spare tees.
I have 2 Sun's and they sleep in a nesting box every night and will go there on their own around sunset.
Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Parakeet-Material-Cockatiel-Lovebirds-Parrotlets/dp/B08CMHQ3YJ/ref=sxin_21_ac_m_pm?ac_md=3-1-QWJvdmUgJDIw-ac_m_pm_pm_pm&cv_ct_cx=nesting%2Bboxes%2Bfor%2Bbirds&keywords=nesting%2Bboxes%2Bfor%2Bbirds&pd_rd_i=B08CMN...
Size requirements aside, I just want to say stay away from those cages with spring-loaded doors or “guillotine” style doors that slide up and down. Conures can get badly injured by them, and especially if they’re biting you as you try to put them back in their cage it’s easy for accidents to happen. You’re better off with the wrought iron type cages with normal side opening, NON SPRING LOADED, doors with a latch, like this:
Now for size, make sure the bars are about half inch spaced or smaller. Also it’s generally better to get a long cage vs a tall cage! I know it can sometimes be a nightmare to find one that fits all the requirements but the first one you should satisfy is the safety regarding door mechanism and bar spacing. Then satisfy overall size, and finally the ideal shape.
They don't seem to make it anymore, we got it from the store back in like 2016 but this is close:
If it's for a conure though I would go bigger, they need lots of room and toys. Newt here always had a project going on.
I have pretty much solved the problem by putting the water dish outside the cage. They have these water dish boxes that attach to the sliding door of the cage (I’ve put mine on the side) depending on your cage, this could work for you.
Even though this fixed my green cheeks habit of dropping food into their water dish, this might not work for you. I may have just got lucky, but it’s worth a shot because they’re not too expensive.
I use these nail trimmers for my conures. I wrap them in a dishtowel and put them on their back. One of my conures needs to have her face covered while I trim or she'll freak out. My other conure doesn't mind. I only trim the "hook" part of the nail. I've been trimming their nails by myself at home for 5+ years now.
I do mine at home. I use human nail clippers and just do the very tip.
You will want to hold your bird firmly but don’t squeeze. Ideally you will have one finger on each side of the head under the eye so they can’t move their head/bite. You can use a towel if you want to hold them but sometimes that’s more frightening to them, depends on the bird
Have some of this on hand in case you clip too far to stop any bleeding:
This is a decent cage that’s not super expensive. Yaheetech 52-inch Wrought Iron Standing Large Flight King Bird Cage for Cockatiels African Grey Quaker Amazon Sun Parakeets Green Cheek Conures Pigeons Parrot Bird Cage Birdcage with Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JW8YCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_85SACVG67MVG3562NC2E
As for toys get some foraging ones that you add food and treats in so your bird has to work for it to stimulate the brain. Planet pleasures has great natural toys and a lot of them are around $3.
Watch Birdtricks on YouTube about target training to build a bond with your bird.
I’m not trying to be rude, that’s why I added my recommendations but a conure needs way more time out of their cage. It’s not fair to them. If another family member can’t spare an hour or two while you’re away from home then you should really consider rehoming her
Flyline Corner Bird Cage for Cockatiel Parakeet Budgies Parrot Black and White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072NY4LYZ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_7013NA2XA7PZZBHVZ5WY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have a quaker and gcc. This cage is perhaps a bit too big for my gcc but I cannot seperate them. Bar spacing is fine but the big door can be troublesome for her to get out of. Definitely not the best quality either, some parts came bent but I was easily able to fix them except the trays at the bottom are a bit out of proportion.
Search for 'popcorn on the cob' or 'amish popcorn'. You can buy some sold for birds (https://www.chewy.com/vitakraft-mini-pop-corn-cob-bird/dp/248625) but it's easy to find for humans too!
I have a double flight cage with a divider. I recommend getting a thin sheet of plexiglass cut to the size of the divider so if you do cage them separately, they can’t bite toes through the bars. If they seem to get along, you can remove the plexiglass and then later the divider itself.
Highly recommend having double feed/water stations so there is no fighting over food or treats.
My cage is similar to this, there are different manufacturers at different price points for that style.
Try this one! Yaheetech 69-inch Wrought Iron Rolling Large Parrot Bird Cage for African Grey Small Quaker Amazon Parrot Cockatiel Sun Parakeet Green Cheek Conure Dove Lovebird Budgie Play Top Bird Cage with Stand https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VWLEC00 I see others have already mentioned potentially keeping them apart, but I don’t know your situation so I’ll say check with a vet 😊
Oh to add on, I dooon't have a link for the King's cage,
But here's a link for the critter nation. You can definitely find used ones online, though!
Flyline Corner Bird Cage for Cockatiel Parakeet Budgies Parrot Black and White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072NY4LYZ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_GW2ZPS7RESMWJBMQ5YTS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use this for my green cheek conure and quaker. My main issue with it is the piss poor instructions and some of the supports were bent but were easy enough to bend back. One of my last posts has a picture with my old cage similar to yours and the new one.
I would have preferred to buy it from my local bird store but no luck. Turns out that the bigger the cage, the bigger the space between the bars. There aren't even many options online but this is what I went with. Flyline Corner Bird Cage for Cockatiel Parakeet Budgies Parrot Black and White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072NY4LYZ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_70WG3VC06C73E608NSV4
If you can find a larger metal water dish, like a 20 Oz coop cup, that would be best.
Try to find something like this. It should be about 2 inches deep, 5 inches across, which should be big enough for him to bathe more thoroughly.
Look at a feed and seed or a farm supply store and they should have them there. The ones at pet stores marketed for birds specifically can be more expensive. You can offer a glass or sturdy ceramic bowl on the bottom of the cage as well. You might have to take out his old water dish tk convince him to drink out of it, and it might take a little while, but once he's comfortable with the new dish he should eventually try to bathe in it.
Misting can work, but you have to keep spraying until he's soaked, which usually means everything else around them get soaked too. All parrots should ideally have a bath that gets past their feathers to their skin every week, but there are always birds who dislike bathing or are hesitant to bath and it's not going to hurt them if they don't get one quite as often.
Seconded. I also want to add that a full flight cage is ideal (like this).
Well, really, with birds, more space the better, but this is a good size for conures.
My gcc don't like to sleep on perches either, I think it feels less secure than hanging on the bars--I wouldn't worry too much about it being comfy, they're little acrobats and can handle it. You can offer a platform as suggested, or my guys now prefer to sleep either in or on top of their seagrass huts (example, you can also just put together your own but stick with the more open weave kind to prevent hormonal issues: https://www.amazon.com/Super-Bird-Creations-Seagrass-Birds/dp/B01FT5CGPM/)
It's only been a few days so I wouldn't worry about him being scared at bedtime! I like to gradually cover them and gradually turn off the lights so they know it's time to get settled since they can't see anything in the dark! He'll figure it out eventually.
edit: cage dimensions are inches (link: https://www.chewy.com/yaheetech-52-in-rolling-bird-cage/dp/269170).. ik pumice perches are bad! will not be getting one! i will also be getting a travel cage and etc! ty for all the advice
I believe pumice perches might have the same issue as sand-covered perches, where it's possible that the bird might scratch off and ingest those fine grains and cause impaction. Additionally, the sand can be very rough on their feet.
I recommend a cement perch. This one is also smooth on top, so it's just the tips of her nails that come in contact with the gritty/textured surface.
I just got one off Amazon tbh to start, then jumped off that to make my own as time went by. https://www.amazon.com/First-Aid-Kit-for-Birds/dp/B0017JHO7K/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?adgrpid=61542539208&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2sqOBhCGARIsAPuPK0gmndaMmEs3rj8rAFrIf4UtFK2bNxMtt-uY34dDRvb61pq-z5UL9mcaAu2dEALw_wcB&hvadid=274749224050&hvdev=m&hvlocphy...
I make sure to have stypic powder, gauze, etc. Also emergency vet number on my phone and easy to see!
I have This humidifier for my birds , I got it to help my bird who barbers her feathers, cause some more moisture can help them I’ve read. And it works super well for her ! And all my other birds seem to do well with the extra humidity also.
I have this one. It’s more expensive but you can set the max and min humidity level and my birds have been fine with it.
Deal: Elechomes Top-Fill Ultrasonic Humidifier 5.5L, Warm and Cool Mist, Dual 360° Mist Nozzles, Remote and Humidity Monitor for Large Room Bedroom Babies up to 40-70 m², Auto Shut-off SH8820 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B088NB4J55/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_P19X8S5R4XX5AW2NAVZ8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Is this okay? LEVOIT Humidifiers for Bedroom Large Room (2.4L Water Tank), Cool Mist Vaporizer for Home Whole House, Quiet for Baby Kids Nursery, Ajustable 360° Rotation Nozzle, Auto Shutoff, Night Light, BPA-Free https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VZDXV2D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_DVEG79N5JEPJXT8RVXQJ
As the other posters have mentioned, certain non stick cookware is DANGER for our feathered friends. I have these ones, the ceramic coating is safe but extremely effective.
I don't know how big a cage you have currently but this is the one I've got. I highly recommend it.
This is the one that I'm currently looking at. I want to watch some videos and read more reviews. But this is the general idea!
Door Closer FS-1306 Automatic Adjustable Closers Grade 3 Spring Hydraulic Auto Door-Closer with Easy Installation Life Size Fitting Template & Instructions Silver Aluminium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0749MCLMQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_41G8K6JGWFHV9J282VC3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Bird Toys for Parakeets,5pcs Parrot Toys Set （Include Bird Basketball Toy、Bird Skateboard、Bird Stacking Toy、Parrot Wooden Block Puzzles Toy、Small Sepak Takraw）,Parakeet Toys、for Bird Training Toys12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NJQF3Y9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_JJGFCAZJVGQCM665TH31?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is the set I ordered! Hope your flock enjoys!
yeah everything with him is normal except he is walking weirdly and his poop is more dark brown then usual, this is his diet.
This is the exact cage I have!! It’s collapsible and a good size for a Conure for travel :-) you may be able to find it elsewhere a little cheaper. I just found the first one to show you which cage it was!
It's not a lamp, but my conure used to love this thing: bird warmer
Petsvv Rope Bungee Bird Toy, Bird Perch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EH6ELKW/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_9B2FTMDFS7TA4E9WRPTT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I use ropes like this that are from my local bird farm, my previous conure loved them and nothing came out of them from 6 months of use.
Here's the link to the rope toy :
Bird Spiral Rope Perch Standing Toys with Bell Comfy Perch Parrot Toys for Rope Bungee Flexible Multi-Color Bird Toy, Brightly Colored Handmade Chew Toy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P5H48S3/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_NZMQ0VBGV82VRJ2ZSGXJ?psc=1
I'm pretty sure it's the 40 inch.
So sorry for the late reply! Your beans will definitely love it 🥰 Here's the link to the playset :
Olpchee Bird Playground Parrot Playstand Bird Play Stand Wood Perch Gym Playpen Ladder with Feeder Cups Toys for Cockatiel Parakeet - Include Tray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GX12LW3/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_KBNZ7NJN0VF0ZXEPH0S4
I replaced the hangy toy with the rope thingy that Moonie is swinging on. I'll look for a link to the rope thingy, it was a gift from her grandma but I know it was also purchased on Amazon.
Used to have a sun conure, and this was one of her favorite things ever: https://www.amazon.com/Pet-Products-9050-Snuggle-Warmer/dp/B07HMLT6SM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?keywords=Bird+Cage+Heater&qid=1637492069&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyU0pCS0ZOTklDMFZCJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTAyOTE0M0oy...
As others have said. Don’t house multiple birds together and those perches need to be changed. I say you can keep the dowels IF you move them lower in the cage where they won’t be used as often AND you include lots of other natural perches. You want variation in circumference and texture. It’s good for feet.
Also I can’t stress this enough, the cotton fiber perches can’t be in there. Birds chew on everything. Even if you don’t see it happening, they are beaking something at least a little. If they ingest enough fibers over time it can cause intestinal block or crop impaction. You don’t want your bird to die or need surgery over a perch. It’s not worth the risk. Anything fizzy or fabric shouldn’t be in there.
You want different kinds of wood perches like they would encounter in the wild. It helps keep their nails and beaks trim. Something like this would be better for the mental and physical health of your beak baby.
Birdtricks is a good website for totally safe bird toys. They use seagrass instead of any rope. Even their brand tags are safe to leave on for bird to chew.
Seriously all that cloth rope needs to go. Get stuff that is safe to chew and ingest.
But the cage size is great! For a single bird it’s lots of room and you clearly love your beak!
I’m not being aggressive. I’m being firm. This is a serious issue. I’ve read the stories of people who have lost birds to something they kept cause the bird liked it.
I know not everyone knows it all. That’s why I told you. You’re the one giving pushback to helpful advice.
Also just another helpful tip: just because it’s marketed to you for your pet, does NOT mean it is safe for pet. The unfortunate reality is a lot of pet products are actually not safe or good for pets. Like mirrors in a bird cage isn’t good, but you’ll see tons of bird toys with mirrors.
Sorry for not making more effort to deliver the info gently. It’s hard watching the same situation over and over and new owners think they know best just cause bird seems happy. I am glad you’re here though. Welcome to the community.