How can I make below cage covering for my 2 birdcages?


How can I make a covering for my 2 bird cages to catch the seeds & cedar that the birds keep knocking out of the cage. I bought netting from the pet store but it doesn't work. I bought material, elastic and Velcro but don't know how to bring these 3 things together to make covering that will go below cage to catch all mess that I clean up several times a day. Please help me with some advise. Thank you

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  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Aug 05, 2020

    Hi Maureen, Here you go! I think this might help you! Apply this idea to your bird cages:

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 05, 2020

    It would depend on how you have your birdcage mounted but I would think you could take a large platter or bowl, something similar to the catch tray under a plant, at least 2" wider in diameter than the bottom of the cage to make a catch. The either suspend from the bird cage bottom.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Aug 05, 2020

    Here's a post that might help you -

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Aug 05, 2020

    Maureen: can you attach an umbrella under them? That might look cute -- altho you'll have to cut the handle part down.

  • Em Em on Aug 05, 2020

    How big are the cages? Are they on a stand or are they suspended from a bird cage hanging type of support? If the cage is large they make trays to fit under a washing machine at Home Depot that catches water spills from washer that are white plastic you sit on the floor and sit cage it it. Click on picture below to expand.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 05, 2020

    I immediately thought of those large shallow bins they make specifically for hiding under beds for storage. You could drill holes in the side of it and tie it to the bottom of your bird cage.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Aug 05, 2020

    Clear Plexiglas sheets attached to the side of the cage serve as a barrier to bits of food and water that they might fling onto the walls or drop on the floor. Purchase them at a hardware store and cut to fit the dimensions of the sides of the cage, or choose a custom cage protector from a bird product manufacturer. Secure each plastic sheet by using a single metal S-hook made of stainless steel that they could not possibly chew through or hurt themselves on. The hook slips over the horizontal bar that runs above the level of the feeding cup and the top of the Plexiglas sheet to secure it. The bottom of the Plexiglas piece rests snugly against the metal skirt that is attached along the base of the cage. The S-hook will keep the Plexiglass a short distance from the cage at an angle when it is propped against the base of the cage so the birds won't be able to chew at it. Most of the time it won't even get their attention. For underneath the bird cages to protect carpets/floors..... Hardware stores sell clear vinyl carpet protectors that come in thicknesses ranging from “low pile” to “heavy duty” carpet runners. The bottom is covered with small plastic grippers that gently dig into the carpet, resulting in a stable surface, which is easily swept or wiped clean. You might also try a plastic chair mat from an office supply store. Once a week, I roll the cage off the mats and take them outside to quickly hose off any sticky food or droppings. The mats can be hung over a rail, and they dry in a matter of minutes.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 05, 2020

    Hi Maureen, hope this video helps you make a seed catcher. Good luck.



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    Seed Catcher for a Bird Cage - YouTube › watch

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 06, 2020

    Hi Maureen: I had a bird who was a mess, too. What I did was to measure the bottom of the cage, side to side, back to front and about 5 inches up on all sides. Then I cut a piece of material to these dimensions, plus 3 inches. Pulled up one corner and sewed it to the corner next to it. Did this on all 4 sides. Then, I made a hem all around the edges, about 1/2 or 1 inch, then folded over again, about 1 1/2" and sewed all around the piece. I left an opening where I started to sewing, ran a piece of wide elastic about 2 inches or more through this hem and just attached it to the bottom of the cage. It sort of resembled those plastic shower caps. You can use a large safety pin secured to one end of the elastic to poke through the hem, and another one to secure to the opening so it won't follow the elastic through the hem. Keep poking until you get the elastic through the entire hem and using the safety pin, connect the 2 ends of the elastic together. Put the material around the cage and adjust the elastic until it's snug and will stay on the cage, but is lose enough to remove. It sounds harder than it is :) It looks like the image below. Right click on that tiny picture and then click view image to see it.

    Here's a video of one being made.

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