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Old 01-24-2019, 10:24 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

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It’s very bright and shiny. Easy to assemble but the cage and stand are all joined together so no scope to tinker with the height which is what I did with Fang’s old cage (I’m a shortie so Fang’s new cage and stand will be quite tall now, oh well...) Funny thing is Lilly’s cage came with 3 dowel perches more suited to a MUCH bigger bird, like a cockatoo, not in keeping with the size of the cage at all. Not that I was going to use them, but they’re way too big for the little bird that would be using them. I’ll post a picture later, at the moment I’m flaked out on the couch in front of the fan recovering from the heat!
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:38 AM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

I'm over 6' 1" and I still find a step stool or 2-3 ft step ladder to be very helpful when covering the larger playtop cages.

As for the dowels I have made toys out of them in the past.

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Old 01-25-2019, 02:23 AM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

Thanx Dave, it was “only” 32c here today...

Ok Lilly’s cage is in the house, I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either. I was a bit miffed to discover however that this model cage came with an “optional” flat play top, which I then tried to buy but the retailer here didn’t have it on their website and I also looked at the manufacturer’s website and they don’t have it either! Grrrrr... i might try calling the local retailer later ...

The cage comes with stoneware food cups which are deep enough for Lilly to throw herself into and cover herself in lori dry (powdered nectar) which she immediately proceeded to do! Up until now I’ve been using little plastic cups for her food to prevent that kind of thing but she likes to unhook them and fling them on the floor unless I find a way to clamp them down firmly. I’ve made a makeshift clamp using some of the bits that supported the stoneware bowls to fix her plastic cup in place. Aaah the fun of lorikeet ownership! The cage also comes with those skirts around the sides supposedly to stop food hitting the floor but I find them more trouble than they’re worth. Plus with stainless steel it makes the cage look more like something out of a mortuary.

They’re very easy to put together, it was harder work getting it out of the packaging! I will put Fang’s together tomorrow when I have hubby around to help me get it into the house from the shed.

All this because my tiny girlie, Her Royal Haughtiness, with her eagle eye and needle-like beak, managed to find possibly the one chink in the powder-coating of Fang’s cage ... she is such a little toad ... at least Fang is well-behaved. But Lord help me I do love ‘em both!
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Old 01-26-2019, 11:36 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

Ok my final verdict on Featherland cages... REALLY easy to put together, so easy a child (or I) can do it. Lilly really seems to like hers and Fang took to his much more readily than I thought he would (he is the highly strung type!) I got the "small" one for Lilly and the "medium" for Fang, Lilly's is a good size for her or a pair of budgies perhaps, Fang's is ENORMOUS for him but I'd rather it be too big than not big enough. I'm a wee bit annoyed that two of the wheels fell off of Fang's cage as we carried it from our shed to our house, we had to carry it as the wheels would have been no good for "off-road" anyway, but I don't expect wheels to go falling off an item that has cost me as much as it did. They stay on ok in the house but I will be looking at some way to secure them a little better.

All in all I am happy with them and the birds seem to like them which is the most important thing

Figure A is Fang's cage in our back yard just after construction and cleaning (note the browned off grass...we have not had our regular summer rains this year and our "lawn" is dead!)



Figure B is both cages in our bird room, Lilly's in the foreground and Fang's hulking new palatial home in the background!

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Old 01-27-2019, 08:42 AM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

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Ok my final verdict on Featherland cages... REALLY easy to put together, so easy a child (or I) can do it. Lilly really seems to like hers and Fang took to his much more readily than I thought he would (he is the highly strung type!) I got the "small" one for Lilly and the "medium" for Fang, Lilly's is a good size for her or a pair of budgies perhaps, Fang's is ENORMOUS for him but I'd rather it be too big than not big enough. I'm a wee bit annoyed that two of the wheels fell off of Fang's cage as we carried it from our shed to our house, we had to carry it as the wheels would have been no good for "off-road" anyway, but I don't expect wheels to go falling off an item that has cost me as much as it did. They stay on ok in the house but I will be looking at some way to secure them a little better.

All in all I am happy with them and the birds seem to like them which is the most important thing

Figure A is Fang's cage in our back yard just after construction and cleaning (note the browned off grass...we have not had our regular summer rains this year and our "lawn" is dead!)



Figure B is both cages in our bird room, Lilly's in the foreground and Fang's hulking new palatial home in the background!

Looks good from far, and spacing between door and frame looks nice and even. You won't believe how many stainless steel cages on eBay for example that can't get even that right and poor welds. This one looks like it work for Frankie getting the bigger one. Just wonder the thickness of the bars as he is a Little Corella Cockatoo, a smaller Cockatoo when compare to my umbrellas cockatoos but don't think he can snap the bars hopefully?

My female umbrella Cockatoo Baby is known to destroy cages and break welds and one time took the whole play area found a loose spot that was welded at the top and bend it up and down to break the rest of it off on one side on one cage, of course she was outside the cage when she did this. Another time she even bend the top post and loosen the bottom screw and took the feeder door out on a brand new King's cage at work? So good for King's cages being escape bird proof? So built a large walk in bird room at work frame it plexiglass instead with a couple of trees and area to play.

Thankfully the newer much larger King's at home she like and will stay in with door wide open during the day at times.

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Old 01-27-2019, 06:56 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

Narrowed it down to these 2 cages, have to do some measuring, but likely will fit in spot while leaving room for a tree.

https://www.caitec.com/birds/bird-ca...-steel-cage-4/


https://www.petprosupplyco.com/produ...-with-play-top

One thing did notice on all stainless cages even the larger ones are pretty much is not suitable for Macaws, or Cockatoos? These do say OK for small Cockatoo's. Wondering how thick the bars are?

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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

I ended up ordering the Featherland cage from PetCo on eBay today. I will show pictures of quality overall and do a review once I get it setup. I know others maybe wondering as well how good they are, like I am?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Caitec-Feat...53.m2749.l2649

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Old 02-09-2019, 06:41 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

My little guys seem to really like their Featherland cages (bl—-y good job too!!), and mine were certainly easy enough to put together. My birdies do not however have nearly the destructive abilities of a corella or cockatoo so will be interesting to hear how yours performs ParrotGenie.
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

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My little guys seem to really like their Featherland cages (bló-y good job too!!), and mine were certainly easy enough to put together. My birdies do not however have nearly the destructive abilities of a corella or cockatoo so will be interesting to hear how yours performs ParrotGenie.
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