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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Scarlet cage

I'm hopefully bringing home a scarlet in a few weeks and I'm shopping around for affordable cages. I found one that's 40"W x 30"D x 50"H for really cheap and I'm wondering if this could work as a temporary cage if he's going to be out 90% of the day anyway. Any thoughts?
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that sound like a pretty good size i bought my grey a new cage this year and it is big enough for a macaw and it is about the size you mention this is the one i got for my grey

and to give you an idea of size this is my grey in the cage when i first got it
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I believe the minimum size for a Scarlet is 30inches deep by 48 inches and 60 inches high.

However bigger is better, those birds can have a 3/4 foot wingspan and ideally the bird should be able to spread its wings fully all sides of the cage.

So personally I would say nothing smaller than a 4 foot by 4 foot by 5 foot high cage.

Bigger is better though.
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Bigger is better though.[/QUOTE]
this is true the bigger the better that is why i got the cage i did for my grey however i have never had a macaw so never had to buy for one. i did take care of one once for someone i cleaned the cage and feed it felt sorry for it though it was in a cage smaller than the one i got for my grey and i never seen it out. look on different sites, amazon, ebay,and even look at petsmart and petco they may have a good deal on a nice one and Craigslist and ebay classifieds are good places to look to for a cage i know a few on facebook with some for sale as well

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IMO the best cages for macaws are the double ones. Even if they have a lot of time out of their cages, their wings and tails are still gunna be in a cage rubbing against the bars. They're pretty big birds!
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