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Old 03-08-2019, 01:27 PM   #1
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What to use to keep cage doors locked?

Hi again. Sorry to be posting so many questions but Kai is my first Parrotlet and I want to be sure I am doing everything I can to keep him safe, happy, and healthy. Kai is learning how to lift the doors to his food and water dishes and it’s just a matter of time before he has it down pat. I was using bread ties but he is starting to chew on them and I am afraid this might be harmful so I’ve removed them. What can I get to latch the doors that would be safe and none toxic? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I would say a snap link/hook or quick link but make sure they are stainless steel and not galvanized. Most bird toys have them to hang in the cage so when you discard an old toy keep the clasp that was used.

I also think an old dog leash with the quick release hook end would work too but just make sure it is a bird safe metal.
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My love bird used to open the doors, I bought those electrical alligator clips and they kept the doors secure.
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Miss Mary....I use clothes pins to hold the doors shut or open. Use the clothes pins that have the metal spring in them, not the solid wood ones.




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Thank you all so much. These are all terrific ideas. 👍
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I would say a snap link/hook or quick link but make sure they are stainless steel and not galvanized. Most bird toys have them to hang in the cage so when you discard an old toy keep the clasp that was used.

I also think an old dog leash with the quick release hook end would work too but just
make sure it is a bird safe metal.
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My love bird used to open the doors, I bought those electrical alligator clips and they kept the doors secure.
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Miss Mary....I use clothes pins to hold the doors shut or open. Use the clothes pins that have the metal spring in them, not the solid wood ones.




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I would probaly use a zip tie, and just check it perioically but I like all the ideas.
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I would probaly use a zip tie, and just check it perioically but I like all the ideas.
I was using white zip ties but he started chewing on them and since they are on the doors that open to his feeding and water bowls I was afraid of pieces from the ties falling in his food or water and him eating it. If he won’t eat it then I’d be just as happy using the ties.
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