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Last Post 24-06-2012 3:49 PM by  J & S
Travel cage used as holiday cage - pictures please :0)
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24-06-2012 5:00 AM
    Wasn't sure where the best place to post this but when I first bought my proper travel cages a couple of you posted that the ones I initially thought of was too big but would be good as 'holiday' cages.
    I am looking at : http://www.tradingshed.co.uk/Melton-Bird-Carrier-602.html
    I would need two but would it be big enough for a mealy for a week?
    I would like to set this up as a 'proper' cage!
    If anyone has any pics of theirs in use as a holiday cage I would be really grateful! Not going away until October possibly and it maybe on a canal boat, pending on the hire company they may even come with us?!
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    24-06-2012 5:25 AM
    Would your bird be able to come out daily for a decent period of time? These travel cages are not big. I have one the same size and wouldn't use it to keep a grey in for aweek, but I don't have an ammie here for size. My gut feeling is it would be too small but I am no expert.
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    24-06-2012 6:23 AM
    I wonder if Laura is thinking this is one of the "standard" travel cages which definitely wouldn't be big enough for your Ammie. This one is, however, bigger and I THINK about the size of a Sonia Cage. I would have thought you could use something the size of a Sonia cage for a week's holiday, provided the bird has some "out time". Is he harness trained? Will he be out with you during the day? If not, I would suggest you spend your evenings snuggled up on the canal boat with ALL doors and windows closed and let him spend the evenings out of his cage with you. That puts paid to spending your evenings snuggled around an open fire in some canalside pub!!!
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    24-06-2012 6:56 AM
    Hi Dave, they are definately not harness trained and couldn't be out during the day with having the back open and also the front door will be opened many times due to the quick exit to the oncoming locks! I've had this pair since end of April and have a very long way to go with them!
    I like the idea of the travel cages as holiday homes due to the fact they can be collapsed, but I don't want to compromise on the boys being comfortable!
    It's hard to get an idea of size from the pictures they show on the net!
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    24-06-2012 7:39 AM
    Not big enough by a long shot for a Mealie Amazon - the biggest Ammy there is. Are both of them Mealies? If you look on your link the measurements are there. They convert to 24" x 17.5" x 21". You'd do better to buy flat-packable cages (for transportation) and erect them on the boat. Dave's right - they'd need to come out anyway for a good while every day, being caged for a week, even in a big cage, would probably cause loud objections. Anyone heard a Mealie object?? Maybe a macaw-sized carrier/dog crate would do as long as they came out a lot. Are they clipped?
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    24-06-2012 7:40 AM
    Melton do 2 travel cages and in my opinion neither are suitable to cage an ammie for a week without lots of out time, especially a mealy.

    If you could once moored have the boys out, that would be great but if that was not going to be possible, it would really restrict the boys and would I suspect not allow enough room to open the wings fully and you would most definitely not be able to have roys and associated bits and pieces in there as well.

    You can buy larger collapsable dog crates but they are not designed for birds and can be dangerous but sdon't be tempted by the size. I've seen a too get his head stuck through a dog crate and it was terribble to see and even more horrible for the too.

    I hope you find a way around this as it will be great taking the gang on hols with you!!
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    24-06-2012 12:42 PM
    As I said I have a travel cage this size, and if the birds are not going to be out alot during the day it is not big enough.Thinking about it I don't think I would want to keep a bird in a travel cage this size for a week even if they came out alot each day.There would be no room to put perches,toys,food and a bird. There must be something out there as I know many Bl people do take their birds away with them. Hopefully someone will be along with some helpful advice soon but please don't use this size travel cage.
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    24-06-2012 12:57 PM
    I have these for over night/weekend use

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    This is the extra large Montana travel cage, as you can see I have two of my CAG's in this while in the garden, but when I go away I take four of them as I like them to have one each.

    You can see they are a generous size
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    24-06-2012 1:04 PM
    Doddie - one Mealy and one BFA
    No wings are not clipped
    Victoria - this wouldn't usually be an issue as the inlaws would stay at our house to parrot and chicken sit but FIL has had a tripple heart bypass and wanted a holiday on the canals so this is why I am looking at what options I have! We are not going until October so want to make sure I have something suitable well before we go so I can do a couple of test runs at home and see how they get on.
    Laura - as I said I won't compromise on thier well being hence the thread

    Thanks for your replies so far
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    24-06-2012 1:47 PM
    Hi Julie

    That looks far more like what i am looking for!!

    Thank you for posting the fab piccie
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    24-06-2012 2:08 PM
    You're welcome

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    24-06-2012 2:39 PM
    That's a fantastic travel cage, me want one now! lol
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    24-06-2012 3:45 PM
    The one in the picture is not a Montana , our Montana is bigger again.
    here is the a link to the silver one http://www.amazon.co.uk/LARGE-MACAW-CARRIER-TRANSPORTER-SILVER
    ans here is a link to the Montana http://www.cagesworld.co.uk/p/Montana_Carry_Me_Travel_Bird_Cage.htm
    cheers Stevie.
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    24-06-2012 3:49 PM
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LARGE-MACAW-CARRIER-TRANSPORTER-SILVER/dp/B0086E1G96/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1340577651&sr=8-14
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