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Grey Cages

Saving up for my future Congo Grey's cage. Deciding between a couple I've found online. Makes it a bit easier to work for money when I have an exact (beautiful) cage in mind. Looking for one that's around $450 or cheaper (considering this bird will be around $1000 by itself, and then there's of course the toys and perches and food and vet bills). The suggested size in my parrot book says 3 x 2 x 4 feet, with 3/4 inch to 1 inch bar spacing. So yeah, here are a few I've found, tell me which ones you like best, or suggest any you know of that aren't on here.

http://www.bird-supplies.net/grey-palace-xl.htm

http://www.qualitydiscountcages.com/...bird-cage.html

http://www.bird-supplies.net/grey-palace-xl-playtop.htm

http://www.mybirdcage.com/victorian_parrot_cages.html




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I like the second and third...

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I like the fourth.



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The only suggestion I have for you is to get one where the feeder doors latch instead of one in which they have those discs to close the feeder doors.

OK - that probably makes no sense.

I have several cages in which there is simply a disc on a bolt that sits above the feeder doors. You turn it around, and that is how you unlock the feeder door. Ashlynn can open those from the inside of the cage and come out. I think many birds learn to do this. I've known people on the linnie forum who have linnies who do that, too. I wouldn't take a chance that a grey would never learn to do that, because they are pretty smart.


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the second and third!
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The only suggestion I have for you is to get one where the feeder doors latch instead of one in which they have those discs to close the feeder doors.

OK - that probably makes no sense.

I have several cages in which there is simply a disc on a bolt that sits above the feeder doors. You turn it around, and that is how you unlock the feeder door. Ashlynn can open those from the inside of the cage and come out. I think many birds learn to do this. I've known people on the linnie forum who have linnies who do that, too. I wouldn't take a chance that a grey would never learn to do that, because they are pretty smart.
I think I know what you are talking about. On the flight cage I have now, the little doors on either side of the cage can be opened very easily, (the little 'lock' does nothing) and Kiki has managed to get out several times because of it.
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Here are my thoughts on the cages.
As nice and as cheap as the #4 is, and as sleek as #1 looks, I feel like #3 is most reasonable. It not only comes with more extra stuff, it has a flat top, an attached 'playtop' (or whatever it is called), and I think one of the biggest. What I like about having a flat top instead of a fancy curved one is I can set stuff up on the flat top. Like on Minnie and Kiki's current cage, I can set play gyms up there and bowls of food and stuff. I guess not having a flat top just isn't as practical. #2 looks nice but is more expensive and doesn't have as many extras as #3. You kind of have to weigh the pros and cons for all of them, not just for the looks, but the price and what they come with and how convenient and nice they will be in the long run. So for now I'm thinking #3. If I find something different or somebody suggests something, I most definitely would change my mind.




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I think that three would be best Abby
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The second or third seem like the best choices to me too.

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