Author Topic: Martin 695 for parakeets?  (Read 1551 times)

Offline Joy

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Martin 695 for parakeets?
« on: June 01, 2011, 11:21:52 AM »
I just did a search & read where someone asked about using an old Martins (rat) cage for their parakeets.  I haven't been successful in my search for a buddy for Bob (the parakeet) & have been thinking of getting two younger birds (not just one older bird).  I've also found that 5 yrs. old is pretty old for a keet - that's why I'm considering two more birds instead of just one.  Bob is apparently a 'senior citizen' keet but I don't want him to spend the rest of his 'golden' years alone.  If I eventually find an older friend for him, well, when Bob eventually 'goes', I'll need another older keet for his buddy & so on & so on ... we'll have this vicious life-cycle circle going on ...

Back to my original point:  We have a Martin 695.  If I removed the shelves & ladders, would it work for three keets?  We already have a pretty big cage (it's tall, but not real wide/deep); I think the Martin would be a bit bigger. 

Are there rules for how many keets should be housed per square-inch of cage?