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Last Post 29-01-2013 12:44 PM by  Dave V
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30-10-2012 2:57 PM

    Would this be suitable for a Blue fronted Amazon?


    Haiti cage measurements:

    Height 162cm
    Width 78cm 
    Depth 68cm

    3cm Bar spacing 


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    30-10-2012 3:48 PM

    Hi Nicki

    The size of the cage depends on if the bird is in it or does it sleep in it only? The size appears to be ok for a bird who is out most of the day, but the bar spacing is far too small for an Amazon. You need about 1"bar spacing. Also is the height of the cage the inside area or is it inclusing legs?

     

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    30-10-2012 3:57 PM
    its a cage on ebay, so not 100%, from what i am seeing on ebay think i will have to buy new. Any near me are too small, thought this one was borderline really which was why i thought i would get another opinion. All the good cages are so far away!. He is out most of the day, but still wouldnt want it to be too small for him to play.
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    30-10-2012 5:45 PM

    sorry mel, but that made me laugh a little, 3cm is more than an inch.    sowwy mel  not trying to be cocky.

     

    i have a ducorps in a similar size cage (160cm outside height, not internal height)  he seams to realy like it in there.  he is out most of the day but i see it as abit small for him.   he is about the size of a small amazon.  

    the general rule of thumb that i have been told by other bl members is  "the bigger you can afford and fit in your house, the better.  but obviously there is a minimum aswell

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    31-10-2012 1:38 AM
    The guideline I was given for minimum size is that the bird should be able to sit in the middle of the cage, extend the wings and turn completely around, not touching the bars. That's the minimum. Anything bigger would be better. That being said, birds that have been sitting in a small cage for a long time are sometimes very nervous of large cages...
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    29-01-2013 12:39 PM
    When I got my Senegal she came with a cage (cage included from a pet shop)23 inches high by 15 inches by 15 inches no perches because she chewed them and it just seemed tiny for her.In my opinion far to small for any bird to live in.So now she has a cage 32 inch high (plus legs makes it 50) 28 inches wide by 22 inches deep.Plus a play stand top to it.At first she was a little quiet and not herself for a few days she was that unfit she seemed to struggle clambering round and defiantly couldn't hop from perch to perch.Within weeks she was like a different bird hoping and clambering round more vocal and just generally happier.So I would always go for as big as possible (within reason and with the right bar spacing).
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    29-01-2013 12:44 PM
    3 cm is actually about an inch and a fifth and I would have thought that OK for an Amazon (IMHO). (Just referring to the bar spacing here)
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