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I would like to know (arguments in the Marco's Website Danger of using cage covers as a "training aid" aside) how many bird owners out there cover their birds cage, and what type of material that they use in said covers?

I had a 'Tiel for 11 yrs and I never covered his cage and had no problems with him. As a matter of fact when we used to live in a trailer together he would climb down the ladder I had at his door and walk down to my bedroom to wake me up in the morning.
He recently passed away and I have since gotten another 'Tiel, and like Nogura I do not cover Hikaru at night. Actually it would be rather hard to cover Hikaru at night as he sleeps parched on the headboard of my bed at night.
I also have a Peachface Lovebird (gender unknown but presumed to be a male) whom I also do not cover at night and again I do not have any problems with him either.
With the 'Tiels I have also not had any problems with night frights. Possibly because there is just enough light in the room for them to see that there really isn't anything "new" or frightening in the room. . .

Herman F. Ebeling Jr.
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I don't cover my Fischer lovebirds either and wouldn't think of "training" them.
There's a nighlight in the room and the cage is near a window.
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BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 I would like to know (arguments in the Marco's Website Danger of usingcage covers as a "training aid" aside) how many bird owners out there covertheir birds cage, and what type of material that they use in said covers?

I only cover one cage of six, and only at night for sleeping purposes. This bird is easily distrubed by the slightest noise, even in a totally dark room. I just use a light weight bedspread. I never use a cover for training?? or punishment.
Debbie
I would like to know (arguments in the Marco's Website Danger of usingcage covers as a "training aid" aside) how ... for them to seethat there really isn't anything "new" or frightening in the room. . . Herman F. Ebeling Jr.

I have a few different species of birds and don't cover any of them for any reason. They get used to my non-schedule and can sleep just fine while I'm up and about at 3 a.m. with lights in the room on as well as the tv or stereo.

* Steve *
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 I would like to know (arguments in the Marco's Website Danger of usingcage covers as a "training aid" aside) how many bird owners out there covertheir birds cage, and what type of material that they use in said covers?

Hmmm.. just to clarify a couple of things. There isn't such a thing as Marco's Website of Danger, the url on my sig. is for a page with links to one of our resident clown's sad posting history. There are no arguments on my website in pro or against covering cages.
BTW, as a general rule, we don't cover our birds at night. There have been a few exceptions, including our U2, who was a very light sleeper and any sound or light after he had gone 'nite nite' would cause him to freak out and start screaming his head off.

Marco
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Steve,
That's pretty much the same story with me and my past and current 'Tiel. i.e. they were able to adapt to my schedule. Which is good considering that I have ADHD, and don't keep a "normal" schedule. . .

I've moved back up to NY from Fl earlier this year, and have had to "retrain" my 90yr old grandmother to keep her from covering my Lovebirds cage.
Herman
birds cage, and what type of material that they use ... of fact when we used to live in a trailertogether

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would climb down the ladder I had at his door and walk down to mybedroom

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I was refering to the thread(s) with the subject of that name. And the "debate" about whether or not poster was truely in such a postion to be handing out advice about the care and feeding of pet birds.

Herman

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I would like to know (arguments in the Marco's Website Danger of using cage covers as a "training aid" aside) how many bird owners out there cover their birds cage, and what type of material that they use in said covers?

I keep my birds (6) in my bedroom. I covered their cages for years with old bedsheets. I tend to work later in the day, so I need to do this to keep the birds on my schedule. A few months ago I hung dark blue curtains in my bedroom, and I no longer need to cover cages.

Jennifer Mullen
I would like to know (arguments in the Marco's Website ... what type of material that they use in said covers?

I keep my birds (6) in my bedroom. I covered their cages for years with old bedsheets. I tend to ... months ago I hung dark blue curtains in my bedroom, and I no longer need to cover cages. > >

it is interesting, how light does affect bird activity.

Loren (still learning)
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