Jenny basically I'm home all the time unless we go away for a bit to west virgina to do (cough)bad things with money losing and gaining. Though I tend to gain more than I lose. But, basically I'm home 24/7. What would you recramend for 2 tiels since I have two of them... I'm wanting something similar to that would that type also be good for 2 tiels as well?Tressa, that's about the size I would recommend for a single tiel. The style isn't bad for a macaw but at the smallest, I would do a 24"x20" and that's for a Mini-Macaw. For a Military macaw you're looking at a 30" wide minimum. Rule of thumb - they have to have enough room, width wise, to spread their wings fully and flap without hitting toys, but also enough room to have toys hanging in there to entertain them.
It also depends on the amount of time spent in cage. I do believe you said you're home most of the day? If they're on a playstand with room to walk about, play, flap, etc. you can lean towards the smaller cage
For a military, if you can afford it and have the space, I would recommend this one from WalMart, though I would definitely shop around :thumbsup: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Prevue-Hendryx-Signature-Series-Select-Wrought-Iron-Cage-36x24x66/14643835
I'm personally more partial to the dome tops. For macaws, they have a tendency to have dominance issues - they like to be in control. Playtop cages are great if your bird doesn't play the "na-na, you can't reach me!" and run away game Some macaws have a tendency to get aggressive or bossy when above eye level
I have two of the HQ flight cages, one for my Parrotlet and one for my Pineapple Green Cheek Conure, and I highly recommend them. For the money they are a well made and easy to clean cage. My birds LOVE them and use every inch, even my tiny Parrotlet!
The "recommended" size for my Parrotlet was 18x18 -- NOT! My Parrotlet was very unhappy in that small cage and absolutely blossomed when I got the HQ.
The "recommended" size for my Conure was about 20x20 -- NOT again! She was cramped and wanted OUT. She uses the 20x20 for her sleep cage now and LOVES her HQ!
My advice always is to get the largest cage you can fit in and can afford, and you won't be sorry. Don't do what I did: buy the recommended size first and end up spending more money for a larger cage!
I agree a 24x36x40 or taller should be the right size for a smaller macaw, but a larger macaw needs the larger cage. Things may change and you are not home 24/7 and the lager the cage the happier the bird when you're not there.
For 2 tiels I have a flight cage and for the other 2 tiels a 22x24x29 and I feel its too small but way bigger than 18x18x30. Personally I don't see much use for 18x18 with the bar spacing more than a half inch. I have an 18x18 and every bird I put in there cannot wait to get out. Sorry, rambling but maybe it will help you decide what you like best! I am always eager to talk cages,obsessing again