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#1 easttex

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

So, I've got Peppy out of his budgie cage, and he's doing well. I bought a semi-portable one that I hoped to eventually use as a night cage, assuming we can get to a point where he lets me handle him without too much drama. Yesterday, though, we had a mini-crisis and I want to go ahead with a new cage. The crisis was that he got two toes caught in the one place in the whole cage where the bar spacing is not 5/8". It's not an issue when the door is closed, only when it is opened like a drawbridge. Poor little guy. He recovered quicker than I did, though.

My question is, do people have a favored cage manufacturer? I bought stainless steel for my CAG, I don't recall the maker, but am not really impressed with the quality. Are the main manufacturers pretty much alike?

#2 Sharyn and Mr Piggy

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

I've never had ANY problems with Prevue cages. They last a long time and are well put together. You all pay more for them, usually, but I think they are the best out there



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:09 AM

Casey has an HQ cage  It looks like this but in white.... http://www.hqpetcages.com/8002422.html   I like the flat top as she spends most of her day up there and we have added a wooden stand that she climbs around on.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for the recommendations.  I will check out both brands.  I prefer flat tops, also.  A dome might make it seem a little bigger, but I don't think height is as important as width.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:39 PM

The cage that Mr P came in was domed and I hated it. You couldnt hang toys from the top and Mr P never climbed around in the domed part anyway.

 

The cage I bought recently is a big flight cage with a flat top and Mr P loves it.  It has no bells and whistles, no cage top playstand, no "skirt" around it to catch seed, just a huge cage with a lower and upper door, a shelf on teh bottom to hold supplies and 4 wheels. I love it too


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#6 Casey's Mom

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

I took off the skirt around the bottom, didn't like the corners to bang against. Daniel ( Coton de Tulear)  takes care of any food that Casey drops :)



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:17 PM

If I don't remove Mr P from within reach of his cage during the day, he gets out of control with his aggressiveness so I  can't keep him on the top of his cage on a playstand anyway.

 

I take him out in the am and put him on various playstands throughout my house during the day, depending on where I am. Then at night, he goes back into his cage.

 

His cage is probably overkill as far as size goes but it makes me happy:

 

This is what I bought for Mr P:

 

http://www.amazon.co...h/dp/B00176F5L0

 

No complaints, not one smile.png

 

Casey's  cage is nice though!


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:29 AM

I've always thought the seed catchers are more trouble than they are worth. Always snagging something, and not all that stable. I did appreciate that they provided a barrier to my grey, Allie, who is not much of a flier, from getting down to the floor when I didn't want her there, but I also worried about her getting a toe caught somewhere.

I'm hoping that Peppy will want to start venturing out of his cage. I'd like to introduce him to the travel cage so we can go for a vet check, but I don't want to force him out. Maybe one day he'll want to hang out on a play stand. For now, I cart his cage several times a day to the room where I am spending most of my time. Kind of a hassle, but I need more strength exercise anyway. :)