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I'm sorry I took so long to reply. I know the cage isn't sufficient for finches. The bars are far ... it will be fine. But the space between the bars is approx. 1 inch apart. Possibly a little bit smaller.

Too far apart for budgies. I've only owned finches, a canary and budgies, so don't know if that spacing is adequate for other birds. Half that height is only 1 1/2 feet...not much room for a larger bird. What kind of separator will you have between the ferrets and birds? How will you clean it? Will you keep the ferrets from climbing on top of the cage?
Becky
Also to clear up any confusion about the cage: The cage itself is actually about 5 1/2 feet high, 3 1/2 foot long, and 2 feet wide with the space between the bars being approx 1 inch apart.

Ok, I made my other post before I read this height. Emotion: smile

However, the bars are still too far apart for budgies. Emotion: smile Becky
As for cleaning it.. I will continue to do what I always have: drag the cage outside and hose it down. LoL.
Of course I will take everything out of it first.. but with ferrets, hosing down the cage is the only way to get it clean without taking forever.
Anyways, I have a smaller cage to put the birds in while I clean too Emotion: smile
what other birds would be okay for this cage? because other than a larger parrot bird... there are no other bird species in my town.

Petsmart sells finches, parakeets, love birds and a larger parrot (I can't remember the name at this minute)
Well would you think maybe it would be okay for lovebirds? Because I don't recall any other bird than a lovebird that they sell around there that is much bigger.
Our pet store bird sizes go from finches, to parakeets, to lovebirds, to a very large parrot (I can't remember the name at this moment)
Also to clear up any confusion about the cage: The cage itself is actually about 5 1/2 feet high, 3 ... parakeets. I just thought I would clarify that, because I re-read my other post and it seemed a bit confusing.

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Birds and ferrets in such close proximity to each other ?? Seems this might be a very dangerous (if not deadly) situation for the birds. I know you said the cages are going to be split in two with two doors. But if I were you, I'd do some serious research/reading/questioning about housing the birds and ferrets so closely together before actually doing it. Why do I feel this is a disaster waiting to happen?
Linda
As I said in the last post.. I'm splitting the ... what the cage sizes are in pet stores for parakeets.

~~ Birds and ferrets in such close proximity to each other ?? Seems this might be a very dangerous (if ... so closely together before actually doing it. Why do I feel this is a disaster waiting to happen? Linda

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Piggybacking on my post, I just Googled "housing ferrets with birds" and most, if not all, of the sites advise not keeping ferrets with birds. For that matter, these sites say ferrets should be kept away not only from pet birds but also rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats.
Linda
Also to clear up any confusion about the cage: The ... the space between the bars being approx 1 inch apart.

Ok, I made my other post before I read this height. Emotion: smile However, the bars are still too far apart for budgies. Emotion: smile Becky

Absolutely too far apart for parakeets. I wouldn't put my lovebird in a cage bars spaced like that. Or a cockatiel.
Jill
Well would you think maybe it would be okay for lovebirds? Because I don't recall any other bird than a ... go from finches, to parakeets, to lovebirds, to a very large parrot (I can't remember the name at this moment)

1 inch bars is still too wide for lovebirds. My lovebird, Peaches, is in acage with 1/2 inch spaced bars. If she had an inch to work with, being the curious bird (most are) she is she'd stick her head through and probably hurt herself.
Face it, the cage you have isn't right for birds. And you really shouldn't be thinking of housing ferrets and birds in such close proximity. Save your pennies and buy a proper bird cage. If you get a parakeet or two you don't need an excessively large cage, they just need room to move around from one perch to another, side to side. Like this:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod Display.cfm?pcatid=12442&N=2003+113268

Read up on the bird you want to buy and plan accordingly.

Jill
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