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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-04-2009, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Default The Great Bird cage Project

This project started out with a an idea to create a custom bird cage for my wife, and at the same time design a cage that would not allow the bird seed to end up all over the floor.

The unit is the full length of one of our walls (84") and has three seperate cages; with each one on seperate slide rails, the cage units have stainless wire sides, bottom, and tops, the front and back doors are acrylic, and the unit has pull out feed and water assys so you don't have to enter the cage to change the water and add seed.

Here is the drawing that started it all.
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Default The base and cage units.

Here are some pics of the progress as i started, I will try to take more pictures as I proceed.
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Default The Wire Frames

Here are some pics of the wire frame construction.
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Default Feed bowl holder Construction

Here are a couple of pics of the feed/water bowl holder. I made 4 of these for each cage unit. the Right side (Seed side) has 6 bowls, and the Left side has 3 bowls, two regular water and a larger bowl for a bath. More pics to come.
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You know I'm not a bird person but you have done a wonderful job on this cage its well thought out and executed and the end result is great.. If I were a bird I would be proud to call it home. nice work

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Very nice!! My wife has a breeding aviary and would really love cages like that but, alas, I don't have the time. For the few things I have made for her she said not to use oak because the tannins are bad for the birds. Is that an issue for you?
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Nice design.

What kind of bird(s) are housed?

My parrot would already be chewing through any reachable wood <s>

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Nice design.

What kind of bird(s) are housed?

My parrot would already be chewing through any reachable wood <s>
My wife raises Finches of various types and the wood chewing is not an issue.

I have someone that wants me to build one for their parrot, and it won't have any exposed wood on the inside, as this one does but it is going to be a single cage unit.

On the design of my wifes I decided to go with wood, so it would be easer to use blum sliding rails to allow each cage slide out. I could have done it with out having wood exposed on the inside, but we decided it wasn't necessary and it saved on the added expense.

If necessary I did plan for alum. plate to cover the exposed wood, and I can install that if it becomes an issue, it's on the orignal plan drawings so I have all the dimension; I would just have to cut everything to size, and anodize it, then install.

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