Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I have a large play top with the seed guard on the outsides. The seed guard does make it take up more space but it does catch any droppings from him hanging out on the sides. It keeps some mess in the cage/on the seed catcher but if your bird is a thrower it wont help him outside the cage. Nothing from inside comes out, but Jelly stands on top of the cage and throws wood chips out as far as he can get em to go. As far as ease of cleaning, I just pull out the trays and replace paper every other day, wipe down the seed catcher and grates weekly and do a major clean every 4 weeks. I don't really need to do that much major cleaning but I like to inspect the toys and perches closely as well as move things around, I may as well clean while I am at it.
After a week my seed catcher has maybe 4 or 5 poops on the whole thing.
As for the hook with the toy hanging from it yes my boy loves to climb the hook and stand on top of the world, he chews the toys till they are just chain or leather bits hanging. If your bird likes to play with toys they will do so from that hook too.
I like my cage because it is large and if I have to leave Jellybean in it all day I wont feel guilt because he can spread his wings and flap away or do his lil tricks all over it in comfort. Its easy to clean and helps keep some of the mess down. If only I could stop him from throwing things for fun off the top. (He of course does that on all of his play gyms around the house tho.)