There Are Some Beautiful Decorative Bird Cages

I promised to give some important info on buying Decorative Bird Cages, so here we go.

There are some absolutely beautiful Decorative Bird Cages available.  You can get styles from Brownstones, Casbah, Cape Cod, Decorative Scrollwork , Victorian and many more styles.  But, you need to still keep in mind that all other requirements are still there for your bird.

Your cage still needs to have a grill and a removable tray for cleaning.  You want to look for things such as Locks, Bar Spacing, Your Birds Wing Span, Feeders, and all of the normal due diligence you would do for any cage. Make sure that you check to see what the Decorative Bird Cages are made of and that they are lead and zinc free and that there is plenty of space for their comfort.

If you are going to have more than one bird in your cage, you can still have a smaller cage like the Brownstone or Casbah or something similar.  These styles and the Decorative Scrolls have the smaller spacing between the bars so you won’t need to worry about them getting caught between them.  Just make sure there is plenty of room inside the cage for them and that they can freely move about.

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For the larger birds like the McCaws the Decorative Bird Cages need to be larger like one of the Large Royalty Cages.  These cages have locks that are needed to keep your bird from being able to escape and the spacing on these cages are farther apart.

You should try picking Decorative Bird Cages that will add elegance to your home and blend with your life style.  If you have a Stylish Victorian home, then you probably want to have something like a Featherstone Heights Victorian bird cage so it will blend and add elegance to your surroundings.

You can find Decorative Bird Cages with an Oriental flare or give the atmosphere of the Casbah.

Whatever your style is, you can most likely find Decorative Bird Cages that will meet or exceed what you are looking for.  I really couldn’t find any real cons, so I think it really comes down to personal preference.  Good luck with finding the perfect cage that makes both you and your bird smile.

Gingers First Whelp

Our little dog Ginger is getting ready to whelp her first pregnancy.  We are so excited and have never gone through something like this before.  After all these years we now have to learn about what to do when she is ready to deliver.

The first thing we did was to read up on what to expect.  Oh My Gosh!  I thought that my pregnancies were exciting!  Getting ready for our little girl to Whelp is even more so.

First item on the agenda was to make a place for her to be able to whelp.  You can use a cage, which you can use later for training, or make a box.  The most important thing for her special birthing place was for it to be large enough for her to be able to spread out. You will want to have some soft towels for her to lay on so that it is comfortable and also easy to clean up afterwards.  We introduced this new space to her about a week before her estimated due date.  Once the puppies are born, we have a play pen that we are preparing for them.

We then started our list for other items we would need to have on hand to assist her when she was ready to whelp.  In order to know when she was getting ready to whelp, we purchased a thermometer in order to keep check on her temp.  When a mother is ready to whelp,  her temp drops to 99 degrees F and this means that she should deliver in the next 10 to 24 hours.

The next item on our list was some gloves in case she needed help with a puppy coming out that seems to be stuck.  When she delivers it should not take any longer than 30 minutes per whelp.  If it is taking longer than 30 minutes, or she goes more than 1 hour between each whelp, we have our vets number handy to see if she needs to be taken in for additional care.

We also need to be prepared to assist if she does not break the amniotic pouch and bite off the cord.  (This is going to be my husband’s job).  So we put together a box of items we might need, like sharp scissors, dental floss to tie off the cord, a self warming crate pad for the pups once they are born.

It is important for the puppies to nurse within the first 24 hours so they can get the antibodies from their mother’s milk, but if she does not have enough milk,  we also purchased some substitute milk and a nursing bottle from our local pet store just in case.  If we don’t need it we can always return it.

After her last whelp, we plan to take our little mother and her pups to the vet within the first 24 hours just to have them all checked out and make sure everyone is doing well.

We will let you know how it all goes once this major event has happened.  We know she is expecting at least 3 and maybe even a fourth.