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Unhappy Cage selection is stressful

I didn't realize that the most stressful part of getting a new bird was going to be picking out a cage I like, I'm ready to pull my hair out
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What bird are you getting!? And yeah cages are really tricky. I've been thinking over and over what cage I want for my macaw

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A grey . All the cages I really like, I think the wire on them is too small or the price is too much, I finally have it narrowed down to two, but I can't find a good price on them. The places that do have a good price have really high shipping .
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Oh that sucks! When are you getting your grey!?!

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I plan to have a grey by my birthday at the end of april, I should be able to swing it as long as life doesn't get in the way , but you know how that goes.
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I have to make a list of all the features i want to make sure I don't deviate from the search. Just when i think i found a good one, the shipping was too high or the top didn't open up, or the door was too small. Good luck, try e bay or Persnickity or Bird comfort. My problem is i know exactly what i want and i am too picky.

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Yeah, I'm too picky as well. For me the top can't open and it has to be just the right size, not too small and not too big, it also has to be the right color and I won't spend a fortune for it. I'll probably up my budget on it a bit, but I won't spend more than $240, I thinks that's already too much, but I really like this cage.

I can't believe the price of cages these days

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Cage selection really can be tricky for sure. To date, I have yet to find a PERFECT bird cage - I always find little things that bother me about cage designs. Shipping these days can be a stickler too - shipping costs have gone way up. Sigh. Good luck, and remember to buy the largest cage you can afford for your Grey!

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Thanks Kristen. I plan to buy a 24" x 22" x 39" (60" with stand cage), since this will fit in the space I need it too, which is part of the problem, I can get the 18" x 18" x 53" cage for a lot less, but I feel it's too small. The cage I want shows a grey in it and it would have plenty of room. I will probably buy a bigger and different cage a little bit later, but for now, this is the size I want. I know what you mean about shipping, I know they are heavy, but I refuse to pay $50.00 shipping. Well I don't have to buy it today, but it use to be so much simplier to buy a cage. I can buy a huge cage at bracken for $50.00 but a big bird wouldn't be good in it because the wire's not super thick . The search continues, though I think I probably know which one I'll get.

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