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OptimusPrime
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hi i feed pigeons, wood pigeon also etc that come into my garden everyday

i need a cage to bring in any ill pigeons that need my help into my home
until it recovers
there is a situation am seeing
and has happened before were a pigeon could not fly so i had take it off ground

what cage would you recommend me?
the only bird cages i see are very small for parrots
or just to small not enough room for bit of walking, moving

would a dog cage/ crate be good?
am in the uk

i see this dog cage on amazon uk link is

 

www.amazon.co.uk/Dogit-Door-Wire-106-5-Black/dp/B00L2FNG4E/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=Extra%2BLarge%2BDog%2BCage&qid=1605129174&sr=8-13&th=1

 

i need to know does this dog cage keep rats out
or can a rat get it through the gaps in this?
i not had rats in my house but the future who knows
i dont know if bringing a pigeon in will attract rats so just want the bird to be safe from this situation
for my peace of mind also

let me know please if this this dog cage suitable for pigeon being in
is it rat protected?
will the any bird feel comfortable in it?
also if you see something better for me in uk

let me know please

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Yea, like you would just jump at the chance to click on that link. 

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A bird in the home wouldn’t encourage rats if kept clean. Although the dog crate would be ok if it is just to keep sick/injured birds in I would see if you can find a chinchilla or ferret cage. The wires will be closer together so rats couldn’t get in and they would be large enough for a sick/injured bird. 

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as said beabove a ferret cage or chinchilla cage or even maybe a indoor rabbit hutch, would work well

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I have 2 of these think they are safe in the hose from rats

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yo

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ung birds in the cage


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Posted by: @rainbow

yo

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ung birds in the cage

Looks good that mate 🤠👍


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Posted by: @optimusprime

hi i feed pigeons, wood pigeon also etc that come into my garden everyday

i need a cage to bring in any ill pigeons that need my help into my home
until it recovers
there is a situation am seeing
and has happened before were a pigeon could not fly so i had take it off ground

what cage would you recommend me?
the only bird cages i see are very small for parrots
or just to small not enough room for bit of walking, moving

would a dog cage/ crate be good?
am in the uk

i see this dog cage on amazon uk link is

 

www.amazon.co.uk/Dogit-Door-Wire-106-5-Black/dp/B00L2FNG4E/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=Extra%2BLarge%2BDog%2BCage&qid=1605129174&sr=8-13&th=1

 

i need to know does this dog cage keep rats out
or can a rat get it through the gaps in this?
i not had rats in my house but the future who knows
i dont know if bringing a pigeon in will attract rats so just want the bird to be safe from this situation
for my peace of mind also

let me know please if this this dog cage suitable for pigeon being in
is it rat protected?
will the any bird feel comfortable in it?
also if you see something better for me in uk

let me know please

I would think a dog cage would be fine, or a Guinea pig/rabbit cage. As Andy says a ferret or chinchilla cage would also be suitable. If the cage is kept clean rats shouldn't be a problem, our spare bedroom is home to my wife's Guinea pigs and we don't have a vermin problem. 

Well done with the good work you do and the care you obviously show to the birds, you never know one day you might be caring for one of our birds.

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OptimusPrime
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@rainbow

 

you have a link to that cage you bought?

you sure the gaps in cage are not big enough for a rat to get it?


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OptimusPrime
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i looked at chinchilla or ferret cages as the gaps are smaller but they dont seem to be big enough

i want cage with more space around the bird

dont know if birds like to walk abit in the cage for exercise? or if they just sit in it

 

the only cages i see that have some room are the dog cages

but are these dog cages safe against rats?

am concerned that a rat might be able to get in the holes of these dog cages?

 

 


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If the bird is sick or injured it won’t want much room. Our pigeons spend a lot of time in their nest boxes that are about 30” x 18” x 15”. If we have a sick or injured pigeon they would be locked in these boxes until right. A rat could get in through the bars of a dog crate but unless you are keeping it where there are rats I don’t see why you think you’ll have a problem. If your wanting to keep them in for any length of time you’d be better building an aviary or shed. 

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OptimusPrime
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there something similar to a dog cage though were the bars would not let a rat in

 

on the aviary

i dont think i have the space for an aviary inside my home unless i can get one suitable for small space?

an outside ivory i dont want, would prefer to have it indoor less worry

also seem to cost alot more?

 

if you have any popular indoor cage suggestions you know of i could look at?

 

 


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t mine from pets at home


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OptimusPrime
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trevor that cage you linked looks like the door would be small to put a pigeon through it?

if only i could get like a dog cage but tiny smaller holes so a rat cant get it

 

do mice attack birds like rats do or no?

i seen a mouse in my garden

this normal for bird feeders to get them?

the seeds i put out on the bird feeder the birds knock spill seeds on grass

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