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Is this an okay cage?

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Is this an okay cage?

Post by racheljean10 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:41 am

http://www.petco.com/product/112008/Pre ... SiteSearch

I was hoping to order it while it is still on sale...and me being the couponer I am, I've found a coupon for $10 dollars off, which will be great in addition with the free shipping deal going on through tomorrow.

Here is some info from the site on it:

Designed for multiples of small birds
Two large hinged front doors
Pull-out grille & drawer for easy cleaning
Bottom shelf for storing food, treats and toys

1/2" Wire Spacing
31" L X 20.5" W X 52" H
Gauge: 12 & 16

I would be housing just one IRN in the cage. I realize he most likely couldn't use the top perch since it's rather high up...plus I have a few wood ones I would put up for him, as well as some toys to make it more homey feeling. Would you guys recommend getting other food/water dishes?...the ones on the sides kinda remind me of a feeding trough that you'd fill with seed for finches/bitty parakeets. It says that it is designed for multiples of small birds, but I was thinking it seems to be a decent size, and with a few adjustments it could be a great space for my new baby :) Thanks for any help guys - it's much appreciated.
-Rachel (:
Rockie (Calico Macaw)
Snakey (Columbian Boa)
Olie (Clear Cap Lacewing IRN)
Grizzly and Rex (Kitties)

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by bec » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:46 pm

the cage looks a great size
i agree the wooden perches would be better than those plastic ones

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by racheljean10 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:08 pm

Thanks for the reply! And my thoughts exactly...I'm not really a fan of the plastic ones, regardless of if they are easier to clean off or not. I got a few different sized wooden ones and was planning on putting some rope in as well. We webbed some rope around in our macaw's cage (it's a massive outdoor dog kennel that we brought inside) and he just loves it.
Thanks again!
-Rachel (:
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Snakey (Columbian Boa)
Olie (Clear Cap Lacewing IRN)
Grizzly and Rex (Kitties)

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by bec » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:08 pm

i normaly use differnet sizes of safe tree branches
there is a post somewhere on here listing all the safe ones

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by racheljean10 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:29 pm

bec wrote:i normaly use differnet sizes of safe tree branches
there is a post somewhere on here listing all the safe ones


I'll have to look for it! The natural wood ones can get pretty pricey...the only reason I bought them were because they were on sale and basically half price.
-Rachel (:
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Snakey (Columbian Boa)
Olie (Clear Cap Lacewing IRN)
Grizzly and Rex (Kitties)

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by bec » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:09 am

im lucky i have a lot of sfe trees in my yard

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by julie » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:54 am

The perches would be moveable and wouldnt last very long with an irn. I like the rope type perches too,there kinda like a horse lead rope with the rope twisted tightly and can be shaped to make the cage more interesting for the birds. and they are easy on the feet too.

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Re: Is this an okay cage?

Post by Celithemis » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:07 pm

We have carried that exact cage at the shop where I work before - they are awesome. It is the perfect size for a ringneck and they are easy to get into for cleaning/etc. One word of warning though - the welds are not very strong, as the bars are very thin, so don't use any heavy branches or you could weaken/break the welds.

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