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Old 01-23-2019, 06:13 PM
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Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

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Right now I have my Little Corella Cockatoo Frankie in a Prevue 3153 I got him when I was fostering and training him, but now that I took him permanently. I want to get him a nice cage in that room with my other birds and I want to put that cage back in different room as a spare cage for emergency, or other foster.

Been really considering going stainless steel, but looking for one similar size as fit that space perfect. Looking a decent quality stainless steel cage. My budget up to around 2k mark, as was also planing on buying 2 6 foot Java trees as well for the new bird room. Want to keep bar spacing no bigger then 1 inch, but around 3/4.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:22 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

I’ve just purchased 2 stainless steel cages made by Featherland (the only brand available in Australia as far as I can tell!) The online reviews seem to be fairly positive in terms of the build quality but they were only delivered yesterday, all boxed up and I won’t get a chance to set them up until tomorrow at least. I kinda had to buy them because, believe it or not, my tiny lorikeet Lilly had managed to rip off some of the powder-coating on Fang’s virtually new cage, thus exposing the “mystery metal” underneath and I hit the panic button!! Dang if that bird doesn’t give me heart failure...

Anyhow if you’re interested I’ll post about them once they’re set up. Good luck with your search!
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:06 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

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I’ve just purchased 2 stainless steel cages made by Featherland (the only brand available in Australia as far as I can tell!) The online reviews seem to be fairly positive in terms of the build quality but they were only delivered yesterday, all boxed up and I won’t get a chance to set them up until tomorrow at least. I kinda had to buy them because, believe it or not, my tiny lorikeet Lilly had managed to rip off some of the powder-coating on Fang’s virtually new cage, thus exposing the “mystery metal” underneath and I hit the panic button!! Dang if that bird doesn’t give me heart failure...

Anyhow if you’re interested I’ll post about them once they’re set up. Good luck with your search!
Definitely be interested in your review of it, as seen them before but wondering the quality overall. Like the size as wider then taller and the cost seems reasonable.

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Old 01-23-2019, 07:17 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

Kingcages has some stainless steal cages

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Old 01-23-2019, 07:27 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

As far as I can tell from the online pics, Fang’s cage is 31” wide x 21”’deep which is slightly bigger than the one he has now. Lilly’s is 27” wide x 18”’deep which is a different shape to the one she has, wider in one direction but slightly narrower in the depth. Bird cage shopping in Australia is SOOOOO depressing because they all look the same, made on the cheap (they must be if a lorikeet can get the powder coating off!) and a lot of them seem to be totally impractical as well. Hopefully I won’t unbox these and immediately hate them, but at least Lilly can chew to her little heart’s content and it won’t kill her!
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:55 PM
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

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They make great cages but issue I have with their stainless steel is they claim true medical 304-grade stainless steel?

"These Cages Have Just Arrived, and We Challenge Anyone to Find A More Beautifully Constructed Cage! Best Medical Grade 304 Stainless Steel on the Market!"

There is no such thing as 'medical grade' or 'surgical grade' 304 grade stainless steel. 304-grade stainless steel is 304-grade stainless steel, there are not different grades within it. You can get 304-grade stainless steel in different polishes, but that does not relate to the quality at all. There are not different grades or types of 304-grade stainless steel. The only stainless steel that would be considered a surgical or medical grade would be a completely different grade of stainless steel all together. I believe it is 308-grade or 316-grade? Medical companies DO NOT use 304-grade stainless steel as a standard grade of stainless, they use a different grade of stainless steel completely. When bird cage manufacturers and/or retailers put "medical grade" or "surgical grade" into the title of their 304-grade stainless steel cage it is strictly a marketing technique. I think it's misleading and somewhat dishonest.

The key difference is that 316 stainless steel incorporates about 2 to 3 percent molybdenum. The addition increases corrosion resistance, particularly against chlorides and other industrial solvents. Reason 316 stainless steel is commonly used in many industrial applications involving processing chemicals, as well as high-saline environments such as coastal regions and outdoor areas where de-icing salts are common. Due to its non-reactive qualities, 316 stainless steel is also used in the manufacture of medical surgical instruments.

Not saying the stainless steel king's cages are bad, they are not, but definitely not medical grade, just not sure worth the extra 1k price they are asking? Caitec PetCo featherland cages looks like a much better deal with good built quality, from looking at pictures seen online and reviews. LaManuka mention having two of them they received, so hoping the quality is good, as others claimed? Mainly interested in weld quality, polish, bar spacing is correct, door to frame spacing is even is and thickness?

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

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..........but at least Lilly can chew to her little heartís content and it wonít kill her!
Not so! Make sure you give it a good washing! One of our Mods almost lost her bird from poisoning! There was a residue left on the cage, either from the fabracator, or the warehouse!
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

316 is used in medical for instruments and implants and there are different sub grades of it.
304 is used a lot in the food industry both processing and commercial kitchens. 304 is softer than 316
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

Ok I’ve just been out in my back yard cleaning Lilly’s cage. I had intended to do that anyway because I’m aware most things have some kind of residue on them from the manufacturing process. I scrubbed it with some mild detergent and a sponge then blasted it with my high-pressure water cleaning machine. PLEASE tell me I’ve done enough cos I do get paranoid about these things!!
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Re: Need help picking out a stainless steel cage for a Little Corella Cockatoo

As long as you rinsed it well it will be fine.

How does the cage look as far as construction?
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