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post #46 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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do a bird cage need a seed skirt
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do a bird cage need a seed skirt
Depends how much you want to vacuum.

Seed skirts are more hassle than they're worth, honestly.
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Recently i've thought of using a seed catcher as well. I found one that is a lot plastic sheet that go around the cage bottom .As far as the size, its cut to fit and connect the two ends. i'm probably going to use two of them to make the seed catcher more effective. The plastic seed catcher at petco is cheaper than some I have.found online which are the exact same thing.

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post #50 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:38 PM
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i kept parakeet for 3 years...bought mine at petco as baby..

both grew up and bred to me giving me 3 baby which i give away... I just don't like the bird feather dust and poop everywhere

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will poop get on the wall if i put cage near wall
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will poop get on the wall if i put cage near wall
lol...yup...got so many poop on the wall! I try to put something to cover the back of the cage

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post #53 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 01:22 AM
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Ahh yeah I forgot how messy they are - even the little guys. There will be food and seed hulls on the floor, feathers on the floor, and poop on the floor and walls. The good thing about bird poop (haha who knew there was anything good about poop?) is that it normally is odorless and it's also easy to clean up (compared to other animal poop).

I never liked seed skirts that you add onto the cage - the seeds always got stuck between the cage and the skirt. My canarys cage had a built in seed skirt and that worked well.

Also, be sure that the door(s) to the cage are convenient. My canary cage only had one large door that swung open to the right, and since he wasn't tame trying to get him out of there was awful. It was also very difficult to work in the cage changing out perches and toys without him trying to fly out to get away from my scarey arm and hand. And the budgie cage was so big it was nearly impossible to catch them. I would suggest multiple openings of various sizes. You'll also want a cover for the cage for bedtime.
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