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#98570 - 07/17/06 05:14 PM Cage Photo Request!  
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Could people post pictures of your cages so I can get an idea of the kind of setup I should be going for? Right now Goose (U2) is in a pretty small cage so Iíve been saving up for the biggest one I can find. Iíd like to see what cage sizes and toys everyone elseís cockatoos use. If you can, Iíd also love to know the brand of the cage, where you bought it and how much you paid. Iím most curious about people with large cockatoos, but anyone is welcome to post some pictures. =)
Thanks in advance!!


~Tiffany and Goose
#98571 - 07/17/06 05:17 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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I took some photos of our birdroom right after hurricane Wilma last year (hence the broken window in one of the pics)... Ours are Cali Cages, Deluxe Macaw size - one playtop and one dometop. I believe they're 40w X 30d X approx. 6ft tall.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v291/parrotphotos/BirdRoom/

The pic of the inside of the carrier is Baby's sleeping cage. By the way, if anyone knows where I may find the "floofie" things she's got in there, please give me a heads-up!

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#98572 - 07/17/06 05:32 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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Thanks for the quick reply Lynne. The cages look great. Do you have a preference between the playtop and the dometop? I'm torn between the two. The size I'm hoping to get is 3' deep x 4' wide x 5' high, but I haven't seen too many that big. The size you have though seems really big, so I'm sure Goose would be happy with one of those.
I like Baby's sleeping cage. Goose just sleeps on her swing, but I wonder if she'd like it if I made her a cozy little spot like that. smile


~Tiffany and Goose
#98573 - 07/17/06 05:59 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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I think you will be very happy with a 3X4 cage. Here is ours, a 3X4X6. It is our third cage in six years and looks like it will last forever if we take care of it. It's stainless and she can't crack or peel any paint or powdercoat. Here is the purchase information. Liberty stainless cage It now has an improved feeder system but we have had no problems with the old style.

Here it is in a big room but you can get an idea of the size by comparing it to the double patio doors next to it.

Cage for greater sulpher-crest

We like the playtop best. I didn't even install it on this one as we can't reach that high! smile

#98574 - 07/17/06 07:08 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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Thanks for the pictures Charlie. Your birdy looks very happy with that cage! I unfortunately can not afford the stainless steel cages, but I think I really like this one: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=11758&N=2003+113270

It's affordable, easy to assemble, and nice and big! Anyone have one of these and can recommend it?


~Tiffany and Goose
#98575 - 07/17/06 07:14 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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That one looks nice & roomy! I'm torn between the playtop & dometop. For our GW (with that loooong tail), the dometop is the only way to go. However, both birds love perching atop the playtop cage whenever they're out in the birdroom. We leave the tray in the top to prevent poops from hitting toys and other things inside the cage while they're up there, so keep in mind that you'd want to at least cover the tray with newspaper to change daily. Being so short, I've sometimes forgotten to re-paper that top tray because I can't even see it, lol! Most of the time their wingflapping causes the paper to lift and it sticks up, so that's how it catches my eye...

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#98576 - 07/17/06 09:33 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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our-flock

You can look at our setup, but it's temperary. The bird room is almost done!

Jasmine's cage is 32x40x69 and not big enough! :rolleyes:


~Hope~
#98577 - 07/17/06 11:13 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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Lola is a GSC2 and her cage 34" X 24" X 46" high, not including the legs it rolls on. i plan to upgrade her when i save up but for now this is perfect! shes out most of the day and is quite content in this cage. no need for one with an expensive play gym on top, she likes playing ontop of the cage itself or i open the top for her and put the perch in and shes content sitting there and preeening. but the cage door is her spot
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/watermelon70hi/aaLolasCage004.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/watermelon70hi/aaLolasCage005.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/watermelon70hi/aaLolasCage007.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/watermelon70hi/aaLolasCage010.jpg

but that cage you chose there with the macaw in it looks nice and roomy and perfect for a u2

#98578 - 07/18/06 03:07 AM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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That cage looks very nice! I loved that last picture, Lola! smile

#98579 - 07/18/06 03:01 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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Thanks for all the replies, your cages are great and your birds are beautiful! I found another cage I'm considering. I think I might like this one better than the first. (Of course it costs a little more lol). What do you think?
http://www.mybirdstore.com/Hacienda-Hacienda_Dome_Top_by_Avian_Adventures.html


~Tiffany and Goose
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I think that's a good-looking cage. My first impression was that I didn't like the dual trays at the bottom. We have a cage out in the living room for our GW that has 4 trays, and you have to cover the seams over with paper so poop doesn't get in between them. BUT... I did notice that the cage is collapsible, and that's really nice for times when you want to do outdoor cleanings in the yard!

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#98581 - 07/18/06 04:46 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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The fact that it is collapsible is great because I will be moving in the next couple of months. Unfortunately I currently live in, and will be moving to an apartment, so no yard for me. Luckily Goose is very quiet for a cockatoo so we've never had a complaint in the 3 years I've had her. smile
I also was hesitant with the dual trays, but I don't think it will be too much of a problem.
Thanks again for the help. I'd love to hear from others about their cage preferences and pictures.


~Tiffany and Goose
#98582 - 07/18/06 05:17 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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all cages come apart so you can move with them. its a nice sized cage but im prettysure you can find something like that for alot less. that is pretty expensive for a cage that size.

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Not ALL cages break down. Our Cali Cages don't.

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#98584 - 07/18/06 05:37 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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My Cali cages don't come apart either. I like the fact that they don't come apart because I'm sure my M2 would figure out how to collapse herself.

#98585 - 07/18/06 07:05 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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Lolas cage is that kind of colapsable, ive never seen one you couldnt take apart, i cant imagine how you would get it in and out of the house if it didnt colaps. Lolas is the new nut screw or bolts neded and its really a pain to set up compared to the conures which you need te screws to put together.

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Lola, it's not easy to get them in and out of the house, LOL. Peaches cage is like the smaller one in hellobaby's pic, the green one and it just barely makes it in and out of the door. Twice a year I haul it out the sliding doors in the kitchen out onto the deck to spray and really scrub it down. It's a pain, but I've seen her take all sorts of things apart. As it is I have to have a padlock on everyone of her doors. Last time she got loose she let all the other birds out and they ate the house.

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The cage I just sold to our moderator, Ron, didn't come apart either. I asked him to measure his doorway to make sure it would fit in his house.lol

So, my advice is to measure all doorways if you buy a cage that isn't collapsable, unless you want to put in a new window the size of the new cage. laugh Then get the sledgehammers out!


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#98588 - 07/18/06 08:49 PM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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Yeah, living in an apartment it would be really hard to get a 4' x 3' x 6' cage through doorways and such. It definitely has to be colapsible.

By the way, if anyone has a cage that size that they are selling or giving away, let me know! I doubt anyone would get rid of a cage that big, but if you are I hope you'll consider selling it to me! smile


~Tiffany and Goose
#98589 - 07/19/06 05:34 AM Re: Cage Photo Request!  
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My cage is for a G2, so I didn't post a pic here, but I have to weigh in on the play top issue. I absolutely love having a play top cage. Betty runs back and forth across it throwing her toys and chasing her ball. It adds a whole nother dimension to her cage space, without taking up another enormous space in our living room. With a long tailed bird, I can see the appeal of a dome top, but I;m sold on the playtops for my flock. JMHO.

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