Would you buy a used cage? - Talk Parrots Forums

Parrot Housing, Caging and Toys Discuss parrot housing, parrot cages, parrot toys including do-it-yourself toys and projects.
Thread Description: Craigslist, you devil!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
Cal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 48
Thanks: 24
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Would you buy a used cage?

He says it's barely used. I say it'd make a great playgym/perch (too small for a main cage.)

Any thoughts?

And then there's THIS Beauty.




maybe I just need to go to bed...

Last edited by Cal; 11-16-2014 at 12:04 AM.
Cal is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 01:13 AM


 
4thebirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1,616
Thanks: 1,109
Thanked 903 Times in 591 Posts
Rep Power: 17
             
I bought a used cage and it was the best deal I ever got.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
Owned by & slave to: Oliver, Gemma, Cozette, & the English Budgie Crew
4thebirds is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 4thebirds For This Useful Post:
Abby (04-28-2015), Cal (11-16-2014)
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 07:52 AM
 
BirdCrazyJill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 921
Thanks: 12
Thanked 450 Times in 340 Posts
Rep Power: 9
   
I would if they were in good condition, definitely do a deep cleaning yourself though just to be sure it is thoroughly done before your birds go in it!
BirdCrazyJill is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BirdCrazyJill For This Useful Post:
Abby (11-19-2014), Cal (11-16-2014), MissyBird (11-21-2014)
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 12:56 PM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
As long as they're in good nick go ahead. As has already been said, make sure you give them a darn good clean regardless of how spotless they look. You'd be surprised of what diseases bird dander can spread. What species are they for?

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to catalinadee For This Useful Post:
Abby (11-19-2014), MissyBird (11-21-2014)
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 02:31 PM


 
Flapping Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,647
Thanks: 1,255
Thanked 933 Times in 718 Posts
Rep Power: 13
       
If you clean it carefully and ask about the label to make sure that the powder coating is bird safe, why not?
Flapping Mama is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Flapping Mama For This Useful Post:
Abby (11-19-2014), Cal (11-16-2014)
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
Cal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 48
Thanks: 24
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by catalinadee View Post
As long as they're in good nick go ahead. As has already been said, make sure you give them a darn good clean regardless of how spotless they look. You'd be surprised of what diseases bird dander can spread. What species are they for?
The big white one has been sold, already.
The black one was used, for 2 days, for SUGAR GLIDERS... creepy big eye'd aliens.

I would be using this cage as the secondary perch for a Caique.
I guess I have 6 months to shop around, I just never see cages of this quality on Craigslist, and I wanted to know your opinions.
Cal is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 03:47 PM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
Oh yeah! So sorry. I forgot who you were for a moment I remember now, I was just too lazy to look through posts in a rush earlier Personally, I would wait. The cage that is left actually looks quite flimsy around the ladder at the top and the cup holders... I dunno if you can see it but it just looks like the bars are super thin! I dunno. It's up to you I'd be looking for something that's a bit more sturdy for you!

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to catalinadee For This Useful Post:
Cal (11-16-2014)
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 04:52 PM


 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,245
Thanks: 325
Thanked 620 Times in 487 Posts
Rep Power: 34
                     
If you just want it for a playgym perch, why not make one out of either wooden dowels or PVC pipe?
ParrotletsRock is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2014, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
Cal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 48
Thanks: 24
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotletsRock View Post
If you just want it for a playgym perch, why not make one out of either wooden dowels or PVC pipe?
I am very flattered that you would assume I could do something like that. My DIY skills have only just reached the point of "righty tighty, leftly loosely"
But, I suppose I've got time for a bit of trial and error!
Cal is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Cal For This Useful Post:
catalinadee (11-17-2014), MissyBird (11-21-2014), ParrotletsRock (11-16-2014)
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 12:02 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 48
Thanks: 18
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I didn't buy this cage, it was given to me by the folks (ex coworkers) I gave my last 6 snakes to last spring. They are raising their 2 young grand nephews who love snakes. These 2 cages were the lady's Dad's old cages for his 2 African Greys.

At the time I did need a larger cage for my White Capped Pionus, an impulse buy while at our local petshop the day after Christmas last yr. So a nice size cage was not already waiting for her like the rest of my birds got before coming home.

In my honest opinion these cages used singly were not nearly large enough for my little Pionus, let alone an African Grey. We took them to the local car wash & gave them a super spray down, then I scrubbed them several times and rinsed them thoroughly in my yard. And let them sit in the Texas sun for a couple of weeks before I brought them in the house.

My hubby put them together one day while I was in town. When I came home I yelled at him since he put the two identical cages together to where the doors opened at each opposite ends instead of side by side. He said if he had put them together the way i wanted he would have had to drill holes in the frame. This way he already had bolt holes to fasten them secure.

Just thought I'd give you a little incite into if you happen to find a couple of cages that are too small but will fit together. They can make a right nice size cage with little work.



Turquoise is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Turquoise For This Useful Post:
Cal (11-19-2014), MissyBird (11-21-2014)
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 03:05 AM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
What a good idea!

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Cal
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 48
Thanks: 24
Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turquoise View Post
This way he already had bolt holes to fasten them secure. Just thought I'd give you a little incite into if you happen to find a couple of cages that are too small but will fit together. They can make a right nice size cage with little work.
You married a genius! I absolutely love that your cages are different colors. It's gorgeous!
Cal is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Cal For This Useful Post:
Turquoise (11-28-2014)
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 42
                     
Great idea!




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2015, 05:38 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 27
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I have a question about cages as well. My husband picked up a rather large flight cage for smaller birds from one of his clients. It's on a stand and the bottom has a bit of rust. What would you recommend to clean it with? I know he's trying to help out, but I am skeptical of cleaning it up with some rust cleaner. What is a safe product to use?
dianeac is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome