1. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to purchase a new cage for my parakeet, Brooklyn :) I have narrowed it down to two, but I can't decide which one I want! The first one is the Prevue Hendryx Flight Cage, which I can get for $90 free shipping - http://www.petsbycsn.com/Prevue-Hendryx-Flight-Cage-in-Black-F040-PVP1059.html?IsReturn=1 It's a great deal, but the quality probably isn't the best. This is the second one I'm considering - http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Large-W...=230748492155&ps=63&clkid=7575138563885100250 It looks like better quality, but it is more expensive. This cage I could get for $130, free shipping. I really like this cage and its features, but, on the other hand, the Prevue cage is very inexpensive for what you get, plus it's bigger.

    I'm having a really hard time deciding, as there are both pros and cons to each cage. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you [​IMG]
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  2. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    The second cage might be "better quality" in that it is made of a stronger material, but budgies don't need such a strong cage -- their little beaks can't do as much damage to the first cage as a larger parrot's could. I work in a lab with budgies and zebra finches, and we have both types of cages -- the thin wire type for the individual cages, and the wrought iron for the flock cages. I think the main reason they use wrought iron for the flight cages is because they are much larger, and thus more self-supporting than the thin-wire cages could be. So, again, I'd recommend the first cage, and spend the money you saved on more toys for spoiling your budgie.

    :)

    ETA -- I should add that the "flight cages" in our lab are much bigger than either cage you mentioned. I didn't want to imply that the wire flight cage you posted is in any way flimsy. The flight cages we use are double-cages with the middle partition removed, and are about six feet wide.

    :)
     
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  3. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input [​IMG] I took your suuggestion and purchased the Prevue Hendryx Flight Cage!
     
  4. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good for you! That's going to be one spoiled budgie. In terms of bird body size, that's even more space than Sammy's cage offers. That's one of the benefits of having smaller parrots -- giving them plenty of space takes up less of your own, and is not as much of a hit to the wallet. Sammy's cage is a King's model 306, at 6' tall and 38" wide -- sold for macaws, but I couldn't imagine keeping a large macaw in there.

    Now that you saved all that money, you can start working on the budgie toy-box.

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  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the sec flight cage i had the first but got rid of it as its flimsy and they never use the bottom its wasted space. Id go with the second.
     
  6. maggienchamp

    maggienchamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Prevue cage is working out great :) Though I get what you're saying about it being a bit flimsy - I don't need a heavy duty cage for my little parakeet, as AquaEyes already mentioned. But thanks for the input [​IMG]
     
  7. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy your new cage!
     

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