Quite a few months ago I saw a cage posted online on a yard sale group. Since it was close to where we were renting at the time, I went and took a look at it. The woman said she bought the cage but it was never used. It was clean, and very inexpensive ($100) so we bought it. It has been sitting in pieces in our basement since we moved into the new house.
My two newest conures (Olive & Saffron) came bonded and in one cage. The previous owner had mentioned to me a plucking issue at times. Recently, I've noticed that Saffron has been missing more and more feathers on his head. I wish I set the new cage up sooner rather than later.. but as they say, better late than never. I cleaned the heck out of the cage today and set it up with my husband. The new perches I had laying around (and one new toy) were put into the just built cage.
I chose Saffron as the one to move into the new cage. He is a bit more aggressive than Olive, and very protective of her. I figured putting him into the new environment may relax him a little bit. I figured right! He had no nervousness at all once I got him in there. He has come to me several times today without an issue. I am hoping that he really enjoys his own space, and now his feathers hopefully grow back rather quickly. They are on great diets, and I will be bathing him a bit more now that he will easily come to me.
Being that I had to squeeze yet another cage into the bird room, I had to move around the cages a bit. I am loving the new set up, as it gives a roomier feel when you walk in. We still have plans and are working closer towards finishing off part of the garage into the new bird room. I can't wait for that! Here are pics from tonight: