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Looking for large cage for small bird

Discussion in 'Toys & Cages Bypass' started by Ephy, 8/12/19 at 1:02 PM.

  1. Ephy

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    Hello,

    I am new to this forum. I have 2 birds, a ringneck dove and a rescued House Sparrow. (Intro to come soon)

    I am looking for a cage recommendation for my House Sparrow. I want a large flight cage for indoors, with the small bar spacing. I'm hoping to find one asap. He's in a 18" deep, 30" wide, 36" high cage right now, but I really think its too small. I'd like it to be big enough for him to fly back and forth comfortably.

    I live in Canada and I am looking for a decently priced cage for its size. Of course, i''d also like to keep my costs within reason.

    Ive been looking at wayfair canada, not sure of the quality of the cages on wayfair. Ive also been looking at amazon.....but i really dont know where else to look.

    Please help. Thank you
     
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    Welcome to the Avenue Ephy :fairy2:

     
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    http://parrotdiseperch.com/east/products/cages-by-brand/hq-cages/small-parrot-flight-cage

    This is a large 38" x 23" flight cage. Unfortunately, it's not cheap, because there are so few large cages for small birds, so they set whatever price they want. I haven't shopped around for a better price, but you have the model# now so maybe you'll be able to find one. A&E makes a cage the same size, similar style, which used to be sold on Wayfair, but I don't see it right now unfortunately.
     
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    My apologies. It seems that site doesn't have the model #. It's HQ 73823
     
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    HQ cages are awesome. I have my conure in the smaller version of this one, but this one does have 1/2" spacing. Web Store
    However, shop around, I bought that exact cage for $220. And I'm not sure about shipping to Canada. It's crazy to me how difficult it is between the US and Canada.
     
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    I have finches, and always need 1/2" spacing. One cage I have used is this one - be sure to get the XL (model F050) and not the F040 or you can't do what I am about to suggest....

    The cage is 37" wide so

    I bought 2 of that cage and took out middle sides, pushed together, zip tied and you have 74" of flying space. It's overkill but *shrug* who cares?
     
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    If you have the room, why not! I bet they love it.
     
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    They do! In fact I have this - but they prefer the tied-together one.

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    Wow, thank you for so many great replies and websites.
    Alot of these cages look amazing, I'll have to take a longer look. Not sure how great the costs will be after CAD conversion and shipping though. :(

    Hey Finchly, i am really curious about how you tied your 2 cages together. I would love to see pictures. Is this something that can be done with any cages or just that particular on, do you think?
    Thanks again everyone for all your help! :)
     
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    Maybe look for an HQ or A&E Double Flight?
     
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    I have this cage for my Quaker and Caique. It's huge, but mine doesn't have the seed guard so there are large gaps at the bottom that need to be closed off (I use dowel rods cut to length) to prevent smaller birds from getting through. It's a wide enough gap for my Quaker to get his head through, so it's definitely something that would need to be addressed for smaller birds.
     
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    Hey Hollidaze. I have been looking at that same one for a couple days now and was seriously considering buying it. I love the size of it, but the CAD cost is just over $500. So i hadnt pulled the trigger yet.

    Painesgrey , thanks for adding your reply regarding that AE cage. I didnt realize the space at the bottom would be so large, I would also remove the seed guard but that large of a space does concerns me quite a bit. I'm am glad I waited before buying this cage because this is something I'll have to think about.

    How do you secure the dowel rods in the gap?
     
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    I was coming here to recommend this cage! I have one and divided it to house my green cheek and my parrotlet. It's really great, although there is a large gap at the bottom that I had to cover.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000E2DIE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1Amazon.com : Kidkusion Indoor/Outdoor Banister Guard, Clear, 15' : Childrens Home Safety Products : Baby

    I ordered this for both the divider so they couldn't bite toes and was able to use it to cover the larger spaces with minimal inconvenience and had a ton left over to help protect the walls.

    This is the BEST cage out there for little birds! It gives them so much space!
     
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