Hello,
I've never owned a bird before. Are there any cockatoo, cockatiels, parrotts or parakeet birds that could be kept in an open cage, i.e. where the bird is allowed to roam the house and goes back to the cage to sleep. Or is that not realistic?
I name those birds because they are the ones I really like.

Regards,
Jeff
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I name those birds because they are the ones I really like.

Based on what criteria? Have you owned any before? It doesn't seem likely, given the nature of your question. How do you know if you like them if you haven't had any any experience with them, other than seeing them?
Hello, I've never owned a bird before. Are there any cockatoo, cockatiels, parrotts or parakeet birds that could be kept ... can be left safely loose. There are too many dangerous things in a home. For cockatoo info go to www.mytoos.com

be sure to turn your speakers up for the full effect.
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True, like a small child most (I won't say no) bird should be allowed out of his/her cage without supervision. But I had a 'Tiel named Nogura, that I had had for 11 years, who I could trust to stay either on top of or in his opened cage day or night.
I was able to do this in part because of the years that he and had been together and in part because after a brief stay with an Aunt and Uncle of mine he had an accident in which his right wing was dislocated. Unfortunately it wasn't discovered until he came back home to me. Whereupon I took him to an avian vet and after X-Ray's and taping it never healed properly. And as a result he was permanently crippled and could no longer fly.
Which had two positive results:
a) I did not have to put him through the "stress" of clipping his wings b) He would stay where I would put him
Also as a result of his injury he and I had become even more inseparable then before and he went with me just about everywhere that I went.

I realize that he is/was one of the exception to the rules, but in the keeping of pet birds the best thing to remember is to that no two birds like humans are NOT a like and what one bird does another may not do.

Herman F. Ebeling Jr.
Hello, I've never owned a bird before. Are there any ... birds because they are the ones I really like. Regards,

No bird can be left safely loose. There are too many dangerous things ina home. For cockatoo info go to www.mytoos.com be sure to turn your speakers up for the full effect.

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Any bird can be kept in an open cage...
HOWEVER, my Mollucan cockatoo broke out of his cage and had his way in the bird room, he managed to:
-chew through electrical cords (fortunately none of them were plugged into the wall)
-ate the window sill
-tore down and chewed up the curtains, curtain rods, curtain rod holders -chewed out the bottom of his food storage bins, spewing seed, nuts and pellets all over the floor
-pulled the toilet paper off the roll and directly into the toilet bowl -ate some hand soap
-chewed the rubber stopper of a shaving cream can (had a sixteen foot long shaving cream snake)
-chewed all the bristles off my toothbrush
-chewed off the base of the toothpaste tube
-pulled up the laminate on the bathroom counter
-still haven't found the rubber plug for the sink drain -shredded the shower curtain into a billion pieces -knocked my glass aftershave bottle onto the floor causing it to shatter -chewed the antenna off his portable radio
-chewed off the plastic handles of his nail trimmers and his nail file

I could go on and on about all the other items of destruction, but you get the idea. So my answer to your question is.. Any bird can be kept in an open cage, BUT, why would you WANT TO??? I came very close to coming home to a cockatoo that was poisoned, electrocuted, bleeding, or just injured. I am also grateful that the connecting door to my bedroom was closed.
I hope my learning lessons the hard way, will help you avoid making a similar mistake.
Epo the Cockatoo's Pet..
Any bird can be kept in an open cage... HOWEVER, my Mollucan cockatoo broke out of his cage and had ... were plugged into the wall) -ate the window sill -tore down and chewed up the curtains, curtain rods, curtain rodholders


Loved your story! It couldn't have been said in a better way. My Moluccan is blind, but my Umbrella is starting her way down your list. Our house has that certain "lived in" look - LOL
Debbie
Any bird can be kept in an open cage... HOWEVER, my Mollucan cockatoo broke out of his cage and had ... -chewed the antenna off his portable radio -chewed off the plastic handles of his nail trimmers and his nail file

Ohhh, how cockacute. Grr!!!

Sincerely,
Joanne
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Sounds like ya had a "fun" mess to clean up. Glad to hear that your baby didn't injure himself.
My current 'Tiel, Hikaru, I wouldn't trust to stay on his cage like I did Nogura, but as I said in another posting just like us human's each bird has a different personality and what works with one might not work with another.

Hikaru has come to consider me a part of his flock that whenever I place him into his cage and leave him he calls to me to try and get me to return to the "safety" of the comunal flock.
Herman
Hello, I've never owned a bird before. Are there any ... because they are the ones I really like. Regards, Jeff

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