I recently moved in with my girlfriend. She has a 8 yr old Nanday Conure and I have a 4 year old indoor/outdoor cat.

Now before anyone goes off about the danger the bird is in: Ever since I moved in, the bird (Harley) has been in his own room, in addition to his own cage, which is entirely inaccessible to the cat. They've never seen each other.
Our dilemma is that we don't go into Harley's room as much as he/we'd like, and are investigating options that would allow Harley to move into the living room, which is a room that the cat would have access to.
As you can surmise, we want Harley to be safe and to not be terrorized by the cat.
Right now Harley lives in a metal cage similar to
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2357977999&category=20735

cage on ebay and believe it to be fully tipproof as far as the cat is concerned. However, the cat would still be able reach through the metal bars of the cage. Not an ideal solution.
I recently came across the Octa-Viewer by companion Habitats.. you can see it at http://208.48.63.127/product display.cfm?id=44

How would this be as a solution? This is what is used by many large retail chains (Petsmart) and from what I've seen seems to be rather nice. I've read some posts in this forum about how birds may not like glass or that it might create too moist of an environment for the bird. I'm not sufficently knowledgeable about birds to know if this cage is a good solution.
Anyone have any feedback? Anyone have any other cage type suggestions?
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I recently moved in with my girlfriend. She has a 8 yr old Nanday Conure and I have a 4 year old indoor/outdoor cat.(etc, etc, etc..)

Yours is another recipe for disaster. And you have no business letting your cat go outside so it can kill WILD birds, too.

Jack

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I recently moved in with my girlfriend.

Congratulations!
Our dilemma is that we don't go into Harley's room as much as he/we'd like, and are investigating options that would allow Harley to move into the living room, which is a room that the cat would have access to.

My conure is in the living room and the cat and two dogs have access. There has never been an issue. I personally think that my GCC gets a lot of good entertainment watching the rest of the zoo.
concerned. However, the cat would still be able reach through the metal bars of the cage. Not an ideal solution.

Would there we a way you could add some kind of wire or netting to the cage that would make the bar spacing smaller? You could also get a cage that has the smaller 1/2" bar spacing. This would eliminate the ability of the cat to get it's paw or mouth through the bars.

Another possiblility is putting the cage in a location that would not be next to anything that would give the cat access...
I recently came across the Octa-Viewer by companion Habitats.. you can see it at http://208.48.63.127/product display.cfm?id=44 How would this be as a solution?

I wouldn't want to take away the bars from my bird, she really likes them and seems to get a lot of exercise on them.
Good luck,
Caryn
I recently moved in with my girlfriend. She has a 8 yr old Nanday Conure and I have a 4 ... be safe and to not be terrorized by the cat. Right now Harley lives in a metal cage similar to


cage on ebay and believe it to be fully tipproof as far as the cat is concerned. However, the cat ... to know if this cage is a good solution. Anyone have any feedback? Anyone have any other cage type suggestions?

I personally would not put a bird in any glass or Plexiglas enclosure. I do not care how ventilated they claim to be. Air CIRCULATION and heat dispersion are very important.
Get rid of the cat or bird to a good home? I don't know.

Some people never have a problem keeping cats and birds but I personally wouldn't be able to sleep, but that is ME.
VisioN
Yours is another recipe for disaster. And you have no businessletting

your cat go outside so it can kill WILD birds, too. Jack

Hi Jack ,
Don't you think that cats should be allowed out in their own yard? It's always sad when a bird dies but many would die of natural causes and farmers and hunters kill hundreds of thousands of birds too. Alison
I recently moved in with my girlfriend. She has a 8 yr old Nanday Conure and I have a 4 ... be safe and to not be terrorized by the cat. Right now Harley lives in a metal cage similar to


cage on ebay and believe it to be fully tipproof as far as the cat is concerned. However, the cat ... to know if this cage is a good solution. Anyone have any feedback? Anyone have any other cage type suggestions?

Any good heavy cage would protect the bird from a cat. The California, or Kings would work. As long as a cat can't knock a cage over it is not going to get in. Any good cage should have wheels, so you can put it in a separate room when you have to leave.

"What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!" (Lazarus Long)
letting

your cat go outside so it can kill WILD birds, too.

Don't you think that cats should be allowed out in their own yard?

No.
Jack

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Problem comes when they end up in my yard, drooling at the bird room doors, don't drool long I'll tell ya!
Bob W

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Problem comes when they end up in my yard, drooling at the bird roomdoors, don't drool long I'll tell ya! Bob W

Hi Bob ,
I was going to ask why they don't drool long but I rather not know! I guess that's why Americans keep their cats inside. Alison
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