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 HOW TO BUILD A BREEDING CAGE - PART TWO

BUILDING AN ENGLISH-STYLE, BOX-TYPE, DOUBLE-BREEDING CAGE

STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTIONS

Article and all photographs by Don Perez

The framed, punch-bar cage fronts used in the final assembly of these English-style, box-type, breeding cages are shown in Part One of this two-part articles site.

Just click on the thumbnails below to view the full-sized photos which also contain text guidelines to assist you in building your own double-breeder, boxed cage.  When finished viewing and/or printing, click the back button on your browser bar to come back to this page.

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Prior to placing the framed fronts in place, it is recommended that you run a bead of white silicon caulking all along the inside joined areas of each finished unit to seal them and prevent any open areas for mites to congregate.  Allow this to dry for 24 hours and also so that any toxic fumes may dissipate.

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Below are some photos of various sizes of finished breeding cages.  Some have the framed fronts while others do not.  Study the photos for ideas on the design that you feel would work best for you.

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The last photo here is of a 12" x 18" Double-Breeder unit with the partition removed.  The partition support base is still in place.  This is a matched pairing of a light-variegated, Gloster Corona Cock paired with a Clear Red Lipochrome Colorbred Hen to create the first cross in a line of Stafford Canaries. Once she has laid all four eggs, the cock will be separated once again from the hen so that she can incubate without the stress of worrying about the cock disturbing her or the eggs.  Notice the nest is placed on a nest base which is hung on a Twist-Fit Perch.

The finest sturdiest, metal, punch-bar canary cage fronts available in North America are made by Mr. Ernest Cobb.   Please feel free to write Mr. Ernest Cobb in Calgary, Canada at: erniecobb@shaw.ca or call him at: 403-279-0393.  Ernie also has many other birdroom appliances including his very own already famous, textured, durable, "Twist Fit" Perches.  He also makes some of the finest and what many exhibitors consider the "best-of-the-best" show cages anywhere!

Learn more about Ernie Cobb on his own Internet page by clicking on the image below:

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I hope that this two-part article will help you build your own functional, English-Style, box-type, canary breeding cages like the ones I have built.  I have found them to be most useful in allowing the occupants their privacy as well as providing easy maintenance in the birdroom. Simply remove the occupants, remove the framed, cage fronts and free access to the interior for easy, thorough cleaning and disinfecting.  Doesn't get any easier then that! It's no wonder the fanciers throughout the United Kingdom and Europe have been building and using them for centuries! All the best in your cage-building adventures!  I'm almost sure your birds will appreciate your efforts!

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  THE 2005 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!

  THE 2004 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!

   THE 2004 STABLE OF STARS - CONSORT STUDY!  PART ONE

   THE 2004 STABLE OF STARS - CONSORT STUDY!  PART TWO

   THE 2002 KOREAN TANGO & CANARY BIRD EXHIBITION

  THE 2002 HOUSE OF CRESTS STABLE OF STARS!

  THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode One

  THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode Two

  THE WINNER'S CIRCLE OF STARS! - Episode Three

  THE GALLERY OF STARS

  THE GALLERY OF STARS - Page Two

  THE GALLERY OF STARS - Page Three

  THE GALLERY OF FLORAL STARS

  HOW TO BUILD A  BREEDING CAGE - PART ONE

  HOW TO BUILD A  BREEDING CAGE - PART TWO

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  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Two "KNOWLEDGE OF THE IDEAL"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Three "DIET PLAN - 2012"

  THE GALLERY OF ARTICLES - Page Four "UNDERSTANDING FEATHER"

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Top Left & Right Images: AZTEC WARRIOR by Jesus Helguera (1910-1971)

n/d, oil on canvas 52"x44" Collection Galas de Mexico, S.A.

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