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Re: Cage Covers

Posted by Meeko's Mom on 4/07/07
(7) Comments

    Hi Zon Mom,
    Can you post a picture of your cage cover? I'd like to see
    that. ( I can sew--- so I'd like to see what you're talking
    about) Thanks !

    On 4/06/07, Zon Mom wrote:
    > I use to use a large beach towel when we 1st got our Amazon.
    > But when I finally found him a larger cage the beach towel
    > wasn't large enough. And all of the covers I saw for sale
    > looked to be light weight. So I purchased 5 large cotton
    > bath towels from JC Penny's ( when they where on sale ) &
    > made my own cage cover out of them. I sewed a rod pocket (
    > large enough to put PVC tubing thru ) on one end of 4 of the
    > towels & then made a frame ( that fits snuggly around the
    > top of the cage ) out of PVC tubing & PVC corner fitting.
    > Don't glue the PVC frame together!!!! Just slide one towel
    > on each piece of PVC tubing & connect the 4 tubing pieces
    > together with then 4 PVC corner fittings. And I then used
    > the 5th towel to lay over the top of the cage, overlaping
    > the frame. Later I went back & sewed the 2 Side towels & the
    > Back towel together on the sides so that I could do away
    > with the wooden clothes pins I was using to keep them
    > together. But I left the front towel loose so I could roll (
    > ro fold ) it up on-top of the cage during the daytime & down
    > at bedtime. But I do still use wooden clothes pins to secure
    > the sides of the front towel to the side towels at bedtime.
    > If you sew or know someone who does you probably could get
    > some heavier fabric at Wal-mart or a fabric store & line the
    > cover you bought. Or make a pattern with that cover, buy a
    > heavier fabric & make your own. I just like the towels
    > because they definately are washable/dryable & keep my bird
    > away from drafts year round.
    > Hope this helps!
    > Sincerely,
    > Zon Mom
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > On 4/06/07, starr511 wrote:
    >> I just received the cage cover that I ordered 3 weeks
    >> ago. Boy, am I dissapointed with it. Seems like it is
    >> just so thin. How heavy should it be? Where can I find a
    >> better one? This one is from Cozzy Covers.
    >> Thanks