Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:05 PMRick wrote:
Addressing the question of why there is a wire and solid divider included with the model F060 breeder/flight cage is simply to make it the most versitile breeding/flight unit on the market to accomodate the needs of finches and canaries.
Canaries require seperation during breeding. This entails not only seperation but sight seperation too. By utilizing the solid divider, it solves the sight problem. By utilizing the wire divider, it then allows sight after the mating situation has resolved.
This also allows two birds to be housed but seperated in their own environment. By removing all partitions, you then create a co-habitat that converts the cage into an ordinary flight environment, allowing for ample room for your birds.
Trusting this explains the details that went into the developmental thought process with this cage, making it the most versatile on the market today. Reply to this
Friday, November 13, 2009 10:49 AMEmily wrote:
I have constantly been doing research on my caiques diet ever since I was first introduce to my birds about five years ago. From various sources I have read that in the wild, caiques largely feed off of fruits, grains, pollens, and nectars. As a result I've developed what I feel to be a natural based diet for my two birds. They get a base of pellets and seed. The seed I use is Higgins Safflower Gold. Normally either the pellets or the seed is placed in a foraging station for them to work at. They also get GoldenFeast Lori Nectar a couple of times a week. Additionally, they get a higher fruit content then the other birds in my flock. Of course they also get a variety of fresh greens, veggies, and appropriate cooked foods. They are fiends about birdie bread, and I use a cornmuffin base to whip up some homemade batches. If you cook the bread in mini muffin form its easy to pull out of the freezer and unthaw for individual servings. Reply to this
Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:24 PM
Both of you (I received a nice note from Mitch, as well), have been so wonderful! I order a lot of things via the internet, and I've never seen a group of people so proactive. Thank you for understanding my concern over my birds. I hear so often that they are just "throwaway" birds (they're the small little guys, not the conures, love birds, on up), so a lot of people don't understand how the smaller birds can be just as important to you and should be treated with the same amount of care and love as, perhaps, dogs and cats (I have those, too...). But both of you seemed to "get it" and it's much appreciated. All of us are looking forward to getting our new cage, and so soon, too! Thank you again. Erica (Tampa) Reply to this
You can use other full spectrum bulbs with the same base.
Do not use with heat bulbs or as a heat lamp or your birds will suffer Reply to this
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 11:57 AMSonia Wertz wrote:
One very important item is to make sure the bottle is completely filled. A lot of people have a tendency to not fill a bottle completely as they like to change water every day any way and they do not want to waste water. However if the bottle isn't full the bottle takes longer to create the vacum.
There is usually always a "clinging" drop of water on tip of ball bearing waterers, this is what attracts pets to the bottle. If the customer has other tubes the same size with out problems we would be glad to test a tube and stopper and send out.
She may also want to switch the tube and stopper from another bottle, put the one she has problems with in another bottle and see if it makes a difference. It doesn't happen very often, but sometimes there can be a flaw in the bottle neck where the stopper seats. Reply to this
I usually recommend just washing in hot, soapy dish water and rinsing. Scrubbing the tube tip to remove any hardened food particles. Reply to this
Tuesday, June 02, 2009 2:36 PMSonia Wertz wrote:
We started putting the crimp in the tubes to keep the balls from the bend and the top crimp. We were having some problems with the balls sticking in the bend. If the ball sticks in the bend the pet cannot get water.
I went out with my cleaning brush and just needed to clean from both ends. I put the brush in from the tip, then put it in from the top, in the stopper end. Where before someone probably just cleaned from the tip end. Really the only part that should need to be scrubbed with the brush is the tip end where food may accumulate.
We do not have the style with out the crimped end any longer and the uncrimped are being phased out. Reply to this
Friday, May 15, 2009 12:17 PM
Hello, I'm interested in finding out how to donate to help these birds, but it is unclear to me who is asking for help with re-homing and donations for these tiels and keets. Reply to this
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:20 PMRick Savitt wrote:
Prevue recommends using an emery cloth abbrasive instead of sand paper for better effectiveness. Also, make sure you thoroughly wash the prepped cage after abrassive treatment with mild dishwashing detergent and water. Then thoroughly dry before applying any paints. For extra durability for your paint job, suggested to spray with a clear lacquer or clear acrylic after original paint is dried and cured. Trusting these tips help. Prevue Pet Products, Inc. Reply to this
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:48 AMRick Savitt wrote:
Vici: read your comments. Very noble deeds and intentions and we see your predicament. It is possible Prevue could assist you with some discontinued cages to offer with the birds for adoption if that would help in finding them homes. Please let us know. Sincerely, Rick Savitt, ceo Prevue Pet Products, Inc. Reply to this
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:39 AMJackie Felix wrote:
Mitch, Thanks for the great comparison. Lucy, our Senegal, has the Prevue cage. We bought it from Windy City about a year ago; she is very happy with it. She enjoys sitting on the door when we open it for her each evening. We put her 'treats' (peapods, a piece of apple or popcorn, a peanut, etc.) in one of the cups on the playtop. The grandkids are so excited when Lucy climbs the ladder to get her goodies! The cage is relatively easy to clean. I use the Prevue sponge. We keep a piece of newspaper on the floor in front of the cage since one of Lucy's favorite spots is on the cage door when it's open. Adrian, I'm sure you will be happy with any of the cages above, but we really like the Prevue. Our first cage was damaged in shipping but the Customer Service at Windy City was phenomenal. A new cage was shipped out the next day! Reply to this