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Miscellaneous Parrot Topics => The Cage => Topic started by: WaywardFlock on February 02, 2014, 01:30:23 AM

Title: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: WaywardFlock on February 02, 2014, 01:30:23 AM
For those who have not seen my other post, I am not a Pi mom yet. I am still in the process of locating my new feather baby so am in the shopping phase for other possibly bigger cages. As well as all other fun goodies  :wink1:
Came across this large"cat cage" for pretty cheap for the size and wondering if it would be acceptable for a Pi?
It would need locking clips for the doors, but looks like the shelves are removable and powder coated. Grated bottom. It doesn't have fancy swing out dishes, but for a Pi on a budget, would this type of thing be safe?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-Animal-Cage-Cat-Cage-PlaypenTower-Hammock-Bed-55-Tall-Wire-Tower-Cage-NEW-/121178870981?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c36d2d4c5
Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: maxsmom on February 02, 2014, 03:18:07 AM
http://m.petco.com/product/117982/AAndE-Cage-Company-32-X-23-Play-Top-Bird-Cage.aspx

http://m.petco.com/product/114150/Petco-Designer-Mink-Brown-Standing-Parrot-Cage.aspx

It really looks too narrow to me. Cage should be 32x 23 at least for a pi according to guidance I have seen. Does Mickaboo have minimum cage size requirements? I at first had 24 x 24 cage for my wcp but it soon proved too smAll. I also feel you would quickly regret not having easy access food and water dish doors if your bird were ever cage aggressive. Petco had a Mink Designer cage that has been inexpensive and  roomy - 30 x 30. I just looked for link for you - there was a price jump recently it appears. The cage had been $99-125. That cage is in my local CL at the low price but I think you are in CA. There is also a cage by A&E that is 32 x 23 with 5/8 spacing - but again prices are up. See if petco has a sale for Presidents Day weekend. Lots of people loved Mink cage because of price.. Can't believe price jump but price should come down.

I believe there is a link on here with advice that includes cage size recommendations. Rescues often require a certain cage size in order to adopt in my experience.

Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: WaywardFlock on February 02, 2014, 04:01:33 AM
I've got one similar to that size. It's an open top, not a play top though. I'm wasn't too worried about a play top. I was going to put a play stand next to his cage door he could come out on.
That cat cage is a solid 5 feet tall all open cage space. Most "parrot" cages seem to be mostly stand unless you get into macaw size cages. I didn't think about the narrowness though, that's a good point. I wish I could have an open bird room. I hate caging them up.
Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: maxsmom on February 02, 2014, 04:35:01 AM
Pionus tend to stay near top of cage. So 5 foot is great but they really aren't going to use bottom half of cage. So having a cage on a stand actually isn't bad. Plus it gives them a sense of protection for being higher off floor. Width and length are more important than height.
Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: maxsmom on February 02, 2014, 04:39:32 AM
http://www.pionusparrot.com/pf/index.php/topic,279.0.html

This thread discusses birds wanting to be high up.

Looking for link on here with recommended cage size

Consider buying Practical Pionus by Russ Shade
Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: maxsmom on February 02, 2014, 04:50:16 AM
http://www.upatsix.com/faq/pionus.htm

This is link to which I was referring

Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: momazon on February 02, 2014, 01:24:55 PM
Dartman posted sites called slickdeals and another called fatwallet on another thread, and there are some great deals. I recently picked up two very niced sized stacking cages on Craigslist for a reasonable price, from a local breeder going out of business.  The food doors are a major consideration.  Sooner or later the day comes when you are not allowed to reach in...
Title: Re: "cat cage" for Pi?
Post by: WaywardFlock on February 02, 2014, 04:12:49 PM
craigslist was good advice. There are a TON of nice large cages on there! Good prices to. Some even brand new