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Old 03-11-2020, 04:25 PM
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Re: Pre-Refund Cage Shopping!

This is one thing I was worried about! I don’t know that I would use the top of the cage like in the one picture. I think I’d keep it a flat surface for all the many toys Pepper already plays with.
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Re: Pre-Refund Cage Shopping!

The cage with the flat top is lovely. Putting something up there like a wooden tray with sides to keep his toys in is a great idea. I hate open-top cages, but if you don't use it - or can't use it because there a tray with toys on top of it on it then it doesn't really exist so there's no risk. My vote goes for the last cage you linked to
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Re: Pre-Refund Cage Shopping!

Hi gang! Thank you for all of your recommendations and help. I ordered the flat top cage from birdcages4less last week and it arrives today! I may not be able to set it up until the weekend, but I’m very excited to introduce Pepper to his new home. I just hope he adjusts to the new cage’s presence quickly!
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Re: Pre-Refund Cage Shopping!

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Hi gang! Thank you for all of your recommendations and help. I ordered the flat top cage from birdcages4less last week and it arrives today! I may not be able to set it up until the weekend, but I’m very excited to introduce Pepper to his new home. I just hope he adjusts to the new cage’s presence quickly!
I assume you went with the Palama model? I would be curious how you like it once its set up.

I'm in cage search mode myself and have looked at a couple of the dome tops at BirdCages4Less, as well as the dome top 9003223 model from Kings Cages. I think my bird may be a little bigger than yours (mine is an Amazon. And I do respect the recommendations from Sailboat, but am struggling with the idea of switching from dome top to play top.

The two I am currently comparing is the Kings Cage 9003223 (900 depicts dome top and 3223 depicts 32"x23") with the cage Sailboat has, the Lani Kai Play top.

The differences are suttle, but are there. The most obvious is the door size of the Lani Kai. Its much more to my liking. The Kings Cage is smaller, but not nearly as restrictive as the A&E/HQ counterparts.
The Lani Kai is just an inch smaller in both interior width and depth, and the King is 5" taller, but slightly misleading because that is likely due to the additional height of the dome (so only to the center). The trade off, of course, is the play top.

The dome top is more an aesthetic thing for me. Yes, you might be able to add a perch in that area, but there is a slight amount of additional headroom in a dome top. The play top is nice, but this might not fit everyone's taste, as it does block light from above, and a play area can certainly be added to a curved top with some creativity.

Other advantages, in my opinion to the Lani Kai is both bar spacing (3/4" vs. 5/8") and bar guage (5mm vs 4mm)

But the biggest advantage may be price of the play top from BirdCages4Less. I live in Texas, and even though customer service said I would be charged sales tax, none was added up to the point of me pressing a commit to purchase. Whereas, I would be getting a Kings Cage from my local pet store with a hefty 8.25% sales tax. My local pet store has indicated that would take my older smaller cages in for trade value, which might offset that sales tax some. But you never know until the deal is done.

The Kings Cages will be at my pet store (dome top) within a week. In the meantime, I'm still considering these two different models. I think either company builds and supports a good line of cages.
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Re: Pre-Refund Cage Shopping!

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Hi gang! Thank you for all of your recommendations and help. I ordered the flat top cage from birdcages4less last week and it arrives today! I may not be able to set it up until the weekend, but I’m very excited to introduce Pepper to his new home. I just hope he adjusts to the new cage’s presence quickly!
I like involving our Amazon in the unpackaging of the cage by moving the box(s) into the area near the Parrots cage. Then let your Parrot be part of the opening up of the cardboard boxes. I place the large panels in the general area to allow our Amazon to wander around them and climb them if wanted.

In my opinion, the putting together of the cage is very important in allowing your Parrot to be a major part of the process. FYI: I like to place it together upside down as it simplifies the installation of several parts, plus the rollers. I use a couple of large bath towels between the cage and the floor.

The more your Parrot is crawling around the cage as it is being assembled the faster the 'it's mine' status sets in place.

Next day, shift the stuff over. Again, Parrot involve is very important. Especially, the location of their toys!!!

I also, involve our Amazon in the disassembly of the old cage as it calls to end of the old cage and the move into the new cage.

Have fun!!!
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