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xfoxglove
« on: January 06, 2007 09:29:12 PM »

my bird Maya has been being really naughty lately and she chewed through her plastic pet taxi that we used to transport her places.  so we got her a pretty sturdy dog crate, but she gets antsy in the car, so she needs to be covered.  to solve the problem, I headed out to buy fabric and supplies to make a cage cover. 
 
here's the entire thing.

 

 
closeup of the slit in the top for the handle to come through.
 

 
detail shot of the edging.  it's just some quilt binding, so pretty simple there.
 

 
here she is beside it and then there's a picture of us.
 



 
comments & critique appreciated. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007 06:16:20 AM »

That's fabulous! It looks great and I'm sure it does the job well. Is it lined so that she can't pick at the seams?

Maya is beautiful! I grew up with an Orange Winged Amazon (Stone). Stone is always getting into trouble at my parents house. He steals the dogs' toys from them. I really miss living with him.
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knittingdox
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007 07:19:26 AM »

VERY nice job.  Looks professional!

Can she get enough air while in it?
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midnight7649
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007 07:43:22 AM »

Wondefrful job! I really like the fabric and the stitching looks very professional! How long have you been sewing??
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IamSusie
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007 07:46:51 AM »

Classy!
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xfoxglove
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007 09:23:11 AM »

Thanks for all the kind words!

To answer the questions, I decided not to line it, but I covered the seams with bias tape.  I wasn't sure how long the cage would last and I needed to get the cover done quickly, because she just went to a pet expo yesterday.  & it's nice to hear of other people who have birds.  I have a little zoo at home and I really miss them all when I go away to school.

The fabric is breathable, yes.  So she's good.

& I don't know exactly how long I've been sewing.  I've been consistently making things for a few years, but I've made my share of projects before that as well.

Again, thanks guys.  I appreciate the feedback.

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2007 09:41:40 AM »

that is one gorgeous bird!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007 10:09:54 PM »

Love the birdcage cover , and love the bird! My mom made a similar squared-off over for our Blue-Front Amazon, Mica - but she put a flap on the front that exposes the whole front of the cage - sometimes it's a little chilly in our house in winter (shoddy forced-air heating), and we don't want her to catch a draft, so we just lift up the flap - she can see everyone but she's still pretty warm.

Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2007 07:48:45 AM »

That birdcage cover looks great! Very nice Smiley
And your bird is just wow Shocked  You two look so cute together Cheesy
Great job with the cover!
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007 01:42:36 PM »

Great job! I love your bird. I hope to have one of those one day. Right now I just have 2 cockatiels!
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2007 09:09:21 AM »

Very nice. Looks very professional as well. Looove cockatoos. She's beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2008 09:46:23 PM »

How the HELL do you keep the bird from utterly destroying the cover?  I had a cockatoo for 22 years and he was like a feathered pirhana.  I now have a Macaw that is nowhere near as destructive as the cockatoo was but he still tends to nibble on things.  I covered my cockatoos cage once with a sheet and the next morning I found a wad of lace in the bottom of the cage, lol.  He had absolutely decimated the KING sized sheet and chewed it into shreds.
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