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Hi All,

I've been shopping dove pans and there seems to be a wide range of styles and prices, from about $30 on the low end to over $100 on the high end (that one had a fire gizmo built in.)

I generally prefer the lower profile/less bulky looking ones as they seem more deceptive to me. All say they can produce a live dove so I assume they'd be safe for my cockatiel, yes? I also assume the "double load" version have the second load in a false floor and so the second load must be spring flowers or something else that packs flat?

What are people's recommendations here? Are there models that are superior? Ones to stay away from? Is a double-load worth going for or is the flat-load anticlimactic after the live one? (I assume you have to do them in that order?)

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Before you invest in a dove pan, you'd better see if your cockatiel is willing to be put into one. You can easily find out with a small frying pan and a lid. Don't let the neighbors see you testing out this theory or they are liable to call the SPCA. But you'll find out by trial and error how big a pan you need, or if the bird will put up with your nonsense at all. If not, there are alternatives to the dove pan.
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Cyberqat, a double load dove pan can produce anything you want, even another dove which is what the pan was designed for. I sometimes do that and other times fro kids, my second load is a pan full of candy. The load capacity is the same for both loads. I can't go into more detail here with exposure. Btw, take spellbinders advice for checking out you cockatiel before investing the money.
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Thanks guys.

Assuming Sunny will go for it, do you have any recommendations as to make or model? A double load sounds a lot more interesting now understanding its load room... are they by nature a lot bulkier?

Edit: Nm. I sorta figured the load question out by guess work and someone was ncie enough to confirm my suspicions on PM.
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On 2010-07-03 22:29, Spellbinder wrote:
Before you invest in a dove pan, you'd better see if your cockatiel is willing to be put into one. You can easily find out with a small frying pan and a lid. Don't let the neighbors see you testing out this theory or they are liable to call the SPCA. .


My neighbors would coming running with the beer and potato salad! Smile
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I prefer dark meat LOL
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I use Morrissey Pans, and I consider them good quality. They also make a "Duck Pan", which is slightly larger, and might better suit your cockatiel. I have a Morrissey Super Pan that I use with my rabbit routine. It is large!

I also prefer the look of the low-profile pans, but I do not own one so I cannot speak of the quality. I know Duane Laflin sells them, and you would probably be hard-pressed to beat his prices, but again, I cannot vouch for the quality as I do not own them.

Best of luck!

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I think I like the viking low-profile steel. Anyone have anythign negative to say about it?

I still need to do the pan-test. But first I need to get his wings clipped (he's overdue anyway.) He's always a lot harder to handle when he knows he can fly. It
effects his whole attitude.
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The one I have is stainless steel and has a handle on it looking like a real frying pan and less like a prop. Viking has had them for sale in the past. Not easy to find.
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Well my viking dual-load low-profile steel pan showed up today and I've started learning it. So far, I like it a lot.

Initial experiments with it suggest that between the steel construction and the fact that the load pan doesn't quite touch the floor of the outer pan, plus the way I'm using it, which is with just a piece of tissue paper and a bit of flash cotton), the load pan doesn't even get warm so I'm pretty convinced its safe for Sunny Smile

Now he just need a wing clip and we can start the training Smile
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I would say you made a good choice with the Viking pan!

As long as the fire doesn't burn too big and/or too long it should not be a problem. However, my pans are aluminum abd they do heat up very fast.

Use caution with fire. You don't want to burn yourself or your bird.

(Sunny side up comes to mind!) LOL

Forgive me, but I couldn't resist. Smile

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Heh. Just don't tell that one to my wife.

Getting her to agree to let me have fire anywhere near the bird already took some doing Smile (She has a strong dose of St Francis in her spirituality. One of the many reasons I love her.)

I am VERY careful with my fire props. Lesson learned from a (luckily not too damaging) mishap in my youth from carrying a loaded flash paper hand cannon in my pocket. ALL my combustibles live in a locked fire-safe box and only come out for specific use. Smile
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