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Old 01-11-2017, 10:49 AM
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Hi All,

I Have read that avian adventures was recently sold (in the last couple years). Are they still a good bird cage?
I was really disappointed to learn that kings cages has changed manufacturing processes (now in china). It seems like are choices are dwindling quickly.....

So discouraging that they keep charging the same (or more) money and the quality goes down.....

I digress..... So is avian adventure still a decent cage? I found a used one a couple hours away. I hate to drive all that way and find a cheapo cage not worth bringing back.

Also, I assume 1/2 or so of retail price is a good starting point for a used cage now?

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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

Well I can't answer specifically other than to say I no longer buy used cages since we have locally had an outbreak of PBFD.


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Well I can't answer specifically other than to say I no longer buy used cages since we have locally had an outbreak of PBFD.


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I've wondered too but I think I'll spend the extra and buy my birds NEW cages.

I do have a steam cleaner that does a heck of a job at sanitizing but I figure the money you save buying used could get eaten up by the vet REAL fast if that cage brings a buddy along for the ride.
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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

Because I have confirmation of both PBFD and Polyoma (and heat doesn't kill PBFD) in my local area I just don't chance it. Of course I also had birds get heavy metal poisoning from a new cage, so be sure to rinse with vinegar...


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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

So, here is a question.
Being so contagious I would assume all hard goods at every pet store would also carry a higher likelihood of being contaminated with feather dust (from either live birds at that shop, or other owners coming in with dust on their clothing etc).
How do we realistically avoid this?

I usually buy toys and toy parts at local bird shows (which would be as bad or worse than buying from pet stores). I don't like buying toys mail order as it's hard to judge size / durability without seeing it.

I don't need a cage right now. He has a nice stainless cage that needs some welds fixed. This cage would actually be a down grade compared to what he is in, but would make things a lot easier (to have an extra cage). I just hate to pay full price for an extra cage when this one seems like a pretty good deal (though not a deal at all if it makes everyone sick).

It really seems like the things are getting more and more difficult to navigate with everything being toxic, (toys, cages foods) and infections illnesses.

Thanks for taking the time to read and reply! I appreciate it even though it appears to create more questions
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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

Lol yes it is extremely frustrating. Here are what answers I can give:

1) I would NEVER buy at a bird fair. That is likely the highest possible risk other than buying used.

2) when I buy from a pet shop, I only buy from those that I trust. I prefer to buy online or make my own. If you find a brand you like, that makes it easier.

3) if you do buy a used cage expect to work on it for a few weeks. PBFD can only be killed by an oxidizer like Bleach. I believe Psittacosis is best treated with F10, and for heavy metal you use vinegar. The cage has to be completely rinsed between of course.

What sort of bird do you have?


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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

I guess I will do some more looking and try to decide what to do for a cage and also look for some better toy part suppliers.

The problem I see with any of the pet stores is that you don't know what other customer's birds may have. It seems like it's all a crap shoot.

I make most of their toys, but I used to get parts from a vendor at the show. A lot of them were in plastic bags so they were somewhat protected.

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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

So, if going with a new cage, what are the best ones out now?

Some of the brands that I can think of are
kings cages
avian adventrue
prevue / hendricks

What other ones are which are the top 3 manufacturers (even the better line within the mfr)?

I would say safe and durable are probably the two most important attributes of the cage. Features and design being desirable but those are often objective anyway.

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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

I don't know about the brands of cages but as far as features and design here's my criteria:

1. It has to have a removable tray in the bottom so I can clean it without taking the bird out.
2. It needs a removable grate that can come out separately from the tray.
3. One big door that gives me easy access to the entire cage. I don't care if it's the entire front of the cage, or just a chunk but if I can't get into the cage easily the cage sucks.
4. Appropriately sized and spaced bars for the bird.
5. Feeding doors that actually lock the bowl into place. You can't take the bowl out while the feeding door is closed.
6. LATCHES. GOOD SOLID LATCHES. That can be easily replaced.
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Re: Avaian Adventures cages still any good?

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I don't know about the brands of cages but as far as features and design here's my criteria:

1. It has to have a removable tray in the bottom so I can clean it without taking the bird out.
2. It needs a removable grate that can come out separately from the tray.
3. One big door that gives me easy access to the entire cage. I don't care if it's the entire front of the cage, or just a chunk but if I can't get into the cage easily the cage sucks.
4. Appropriately sized and spaced bars for the bird.
5. Feeding doors that actually lock the bowl into place. You can't take the bowl out while the feeding door is closed.
6. LATCHES. GOOD SOLID LATCHES. That can be easily replaced.


Some good points made, I kind of take a lot of that for granted. I do agree, I would not want a cage without a removable tray and grate.

I guess I was thinking more along the lines of I want a durable cage over a play top or dome top etc (which to me is a personal preference of what the owner likes).

So what are the best built cages these days? From there an owner can pick the style and features they want.
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