View Full Version : cage requirement
07-29-2003, 01:46 PM
Does anyone know what the minimum cage requirement is for 2 cockatiels? It turns out that I don't know who Sausy's owner is going to be after all. I thought my mom had a home for him too, but I found out that there are a few people who want him, and none I want to give him to. The person who is getting Lucky would take him too, but I would have to be sure she can get a big enough cage for two. They will be pets and she does plan on giving them alot of time out of their cage. I'd kind of like to know too, because I think Pretty and Spide's cage is to small, and there getting a new one this October.
07-29-2003, 02:15 PM
For two tiels that get a lot of time out of their cage, that sounds fine. Mabey it could be a little larger but not much.
07-29-2003, 10:37 PM
I don't think there's any exact minimum, just make sure there's plenty of room for quit a few perches, toys, food dishes, etc. without the two always being in each other's way and as long as they have plenty of room to stretch their wings and move about. I don't think it's possible to get a cage too large either. My three budgies share a cage that is quite small, and everywhere I read it said that for two or more you need a huge cage, but my three get along great in the small one. Of course, their door is always open so they can come and go as they please. Still, though, they don't mind being in it at the same time. It depends on exactly how much "out-of-cage-time" they would get.
08-01-2003, 09:11 PM
If you have (or make) a little table top playgym and perhaps a little tree stand you can get by with a small cage. - Mine could use a little bigger cage but they are out quite abit and most of their toys are on the little poplar tree on top of the dresser next to them.