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PostSubject: Pigeon Cages   Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:59 pm

When I asked Elizabeth at Mick-a-Coo about bird cages for a King pigeon, she suggested the Double Flight from Birdscomfort.com, and I thought I'd share the information below.
The cage is suitable for 1-2 pigeons, and here are the specs:

http://www.birdscomfort.com/

$219.00

HQ Double Flight Bird Cage Features:
- Dimensions: 62'' height, by 64'' length, by 21''
- Inside Height: 35''
- Weight: 97 lbs
- Bar Thickness: 1/13''
- Bar Spacing: 1/2''
- Includes removable center partition, strorage bin, 2 front doors w/steel locking latch, 2 breeder box doors, 2 plastic dishes, 2 straight pine perches, 6 easy-gliding casters, slide-out grate, and slide-out plastic tray
- Made from Iron-Wrought Steel with a beautiful, baked Powder-Coated, Non-toxic finish

Direct link to cage specs:

http://www.birdscomfort.com/doubleflight_bird_cage.html

One drawback is that it doesn’t come with mesh-wire flooring (spindle-wire flooring only).
An advantage: there is a sliding separator in the middle of the cage, which you can take out or leave in, depending on your situation.
Southy, our rescue King companion, seems to enjoy this cage, so I'd recommend it.
http://www.birdscomfort.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:16 am

Very nice cage I love it/them I just wish it wasn't so pricey. Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:43 am

Thank you for the link, Dan. I added it to my thread, cages suitable for pigeons, in the resouce section. It's a beautiful cage.

These are my thoughts on cages.
Often, modifications are necessary to make the cage comfortable for a pigeon or pigeon couple. I always take the bottom grill out of cages that I'm using for any bird as I can't imagine it being comfortable on their feet. Pigeons especially, as ground feeders, would find it uncomfortable.

Pigeons do better with flat perches rather than round ones which is easy to change out.

The other modification I make to a cage, is to add a shelf, 12 inces wide, all the way across each end. I use a good quality wood and sand it smooth so it is comfortable on the feet and easy to scrape and clean.
Underneath one shelf, I place the nest bowl or box. It depends upon the door size, which one will fit.
under the other shelf, I put the food and water, which protects it from getting soiled.

I'll add some pictures later.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:07 am

That is a nice cage. I like the extra space underneath. Great for storage.

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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:55 am

Matilda wrote:
Thank you for the link, Dan. I added it to my thread, cages suitable for pigeons, in the resouce section. It's a beautiful cage.

These are my thoughts on cages.
Often, modifications are necessary to make the cage comfortable for a pigeon or pigeon couple. I always take the bottom grill out of cages that I'm using for any bird as I can't imagine it being comfortable on their feet. Pigeons especially, as ground feeders, would find it uncomfortable.

Pigeons do better with flat perches rather than round ones which is easy to change out.

The other modification I make to a cage, is to add a shelf, 12 inces wide, all the way across each end. I use a good quality wood and sand it smooth so it is comfortable on the feet and easy to scrape and clean.
Underneath one shelf, I place the nest bowl or box. It depends upon the door size, which one will fit.
under the other shelf, I put the food and water, which protects it from getting soiled.

I'll add some pictures later.


Great tips Charis :Yes: I also like to add a couple of perches that are 2 different widths & natural branches if possible, i do this with our parrots and find that the different widths give the bird a chance to learn how to balance.
Plus it also helps give the bird another way relieve some boredom.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:06 am

In this forum, there is a picture of Virgil abd Cricket in a temoporary cage, the cage alos has a shelf which will give you an idea of what I was talking about.

http://pij-n-angels.forumotion.net/open-your-heart-and-home-adopt-a-pigeon-and-or-dove-f27/virgil-in-need-of-friends-and-a-forever-home-t1500-225.htm

Note the mirror in the cage so that Virgil and Cricket can admire them cute selves. That's too funny
Also a good thing to entertain birds.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:07 am

EgypSwiftLady wrote:
Matilda wrote:
Thank you for the link, Dan. I added it to my thread, cages suitable for pigeons, in the resouce section. It's a beautiful cage.

These are my thoughts on cages.
Often, modifications are necessary to make the cage comfortable for a pigeon or pigeon couple. I always take the bottom grill out of cages that I'm using for any bird as I can't imagine it being comfortable on their feet. Pigeons especially, as ground feeders, would find it uncomfortable.

Pigeons do better with flat perches rather than round ones which is easy to change out.

The other modification I make to a cage, is to add a shelf, 12 inces wide, all the way across each end. I use a good quality wood and sand it smooth so it is comfortable on the feet and easy to scrape and clean.
Underneath one shelf, I place the nest bowl or box. It depends upon the door size, which one will fit.
under the other shelf, I put the food and water, which protects it from getting soiled.

I'll add some pictures later.


Great tips Charis :Yes: I also like to add a couple of perches that are 2 different widths & natural branches if possible, i do this with our parrots and find that the different widths give the bird a chance to learn how to balance.
Plus it also helps give the bird another way relieve some boredom.

Great tip, Robin.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:56 am

I like your suggestion, Robin.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:58 am

Mirrors are great for the guys!!
They love to entertain themselves. :That\\\'s so f

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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:09 pm

feathers111 wrote:
When I asked Elizabeth at Mick-a-Coo about bird cages for a King pigeon, she suggested the Double Flight from Birdscomfort.com, and I thought I'd share the information below.

Thanks for sharing that, feathers! I can't order it since they don't ship to Canada, but its great to see a visual and see what the cage looks like so that I can keep my eyes open for similar ones available here! Jumpin for joy
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:40 pm

This place might...

http://www.qualitycage.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:23 am

I always end up building our cages. I can customize them just about anyway & when it comes down to cost its cheaper for us. :Yes:
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:02 am

Matilda wrote:
This place might...

http://www.qualitycage.com/

I just saw your post. That's right! They do ship worldwide. I should email them for an approximate quote. Just out of curiosity. It's amazing how expensive shipping can be even just to order even simple pigeon supplies from the US.

EgypSwiftLady wrote:
I always end up building our cages. I can customize them just about anyway & when it comes down to cost its cheaper for us. :Yes:

:Yes: Yup, if I was handy with a hammer & saw, maybe I would, too! But I guess after my pigeon loft project this summer I shall be more up to taking on the task. Tickled Pink

I've been looking into building a cage from those storage cube panels that you find at home decor and office supply stores. That wouldn't cost as much.
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PostSubject: Re: Pigeon Cages   Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:53 am

I don't usually use any wood in the cages I build, I don't think wood can be cleaned & disinfected good enough.

I use heavy gauge wire & J clips, using only wire makes the cage alot easier to move too.


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