Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Eclectus

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-22-2018, 10:38 AM
WinstonToBC's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Winston (Eclectus)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: BC
Thanks: 0
Thanked 173 Times in 54 Posts
WinstonToBC is on a distinguished road
Cage Recommendations...

Hi Ekkie Lovers! I posted awhile back about the process I am going through in order to import my dad's Eclectus from Florida to Canada. I am in a gray area as my dad passed away and the import office does not see the parrot as my pet so I am going through the process of a breeder... sort of.

Anyway... question. Winston has been in a lovely king cage for 28 years. I am wondering what other options would be good as I am going to be getting him a new cage. The lovely lady who has been fostering him suggested a cage with very similar dimensions. She said sending his cage to Canada will cost quite a bit so maybe better to buy a new one. I am aiming to pick him up this summer so would like to get the cage asap. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Last edited by WinstonToBC; 05-22-2018 at 10:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-22-2018, 10:48 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 105,686
Thanked 53,658 Times in 18,153 Posts
Scott will become famous soon enough
Re: Cage Recommendations...

My deep condolences for the loss of your father. I hope you will realize your dream of bringing Winston home; he will be a tangible link to your father.

Perhaps you have local stores selling large parrot cages? Size is important, generally the larger the better. Bar spacing is most critical to avoid having Winston's head stuck between bars. If nothing nearby, this link to Amazon Canada may help. https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_no...e+parrot+cages Might find a good pre-owned cage online?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-10-2018, 12:19 PM
WinstonToBC's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Winston (Eclectus)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: BC
Thanks: 0
Thanked 173 Times in 54 Posts
WinstonToBC is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

Thanks! I am looking at a Kings Cage. The size is a little bit bigger than his Kings cage now. There are no local shops that carry them, but one owner is looking into if she can get one sent to her shop.

Any brands to definitely look for?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-10-2018, 12:53 PM
psychocircus91's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: MD, USA
Thanks: 812
Thanked 1,540 Times in 642 Posts
psychocircus91 is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

https://www.amazon.com/Prevue-Hendry...s=prevue+macaw

I just love these cages, so I post them anytime someone asks. Affordable and huge.

I actually found mine off craigslist for $180
__________________
Thanks,
Don
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-10-2018, 04:48 PM
Jen5200's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Baby - Sun Conure; Tango - GCC; Bindi - Sun Conure; Stanley - Pineapple GCC; Screamer “Scree” - Cockatiel; Tee - Pineapple GCC
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Washington State
Thanks: 3,878
Thanked 4,232 Times in 1,485 Posts
Jen5200 is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

I know Kings Cage will ship internationally, but I have no idea what their shipping charges are for that. Not sure if you are located close to the US border in BC, but when I lived in Vancouver I sometimes had things shipped to Washington and drove down to retrieve them (duty charges at the border were usually much less than shipping to Canada). Some companies just do not ship to Canada which can be a pain!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-11-2018, 12:28 PM
Dopey's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland
Thanks: 1,529
Thanked 1,316 Times in 798 Posts
Dopey is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

I recently read that an Ekkie's bar spacing should be no larger than 3/4 inch. Right now mine are in a 3/4 inch spacing but I wanted to get them both a larger cage. Of course that came from a WikiHowTo.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-15-2018, 11:09 PM
WinstonToBC's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Winston (Eclectus)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: BC
Thanks: 0
Thanked 173 Times in 54 Posts
WinstonToBC is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

Quote: Originally Posted by Jen5200 View Post
I know Kings Cage will ship internationally, but I have no idea what their shipping charges are for that. Not sure if you are located close to the US border in BC, but when I lived in Vancouver I sometimes had things shipped to Washington and drove down to retrieve them (duty charges at the border were usually much less than shipping to Canada). Some companies just do not ship to Canada which can be a pain!
Thanks! I called to inquire and it was very high. I found a place in canada that has one and the shipping is cheaper. Even with the exchange rate it tirns out to be cheaper than ordering from the states.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2018, 06:57 PM
WinstonToBC's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Winston (Eclectus)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: BC
Thanks: 0
Thanked 173 Times in 54 Posts
WinstonToBC is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

Winston's cage arrived and it has been assembled. Can't wait to get him to Canada!

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WinstonToBC For This Useful Post:
Anansi  (07-04-2018), Jen5200 Supporting Member (07-02-2018)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2018, 08:24 AM
Anansi's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Maya (Female Solomon Island eclectus parrot), Jolly (Male Solomon Island eclectus parrot), Bixby (Male, red-sided eclectus. RIP), Suzie (Male cockatiel. RIP)
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Somerset,NJ
Thanks: 92,186
Thanked 61,773 Times in 19,002 Posts
Anansi will become famous soon enoughAnansi will become famous soon enough
Re: Cage Recommendations...

Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it all fully furnished! Remember to avoid dowel perches. Branch types of varying sizes are far better for their feet.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2018, 09:06 PM
WinstonToBC's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Winston (Eclectus)
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: BC
Thanks: 0
Thanked 173 Times in 54 Posts
WinstonToBC is on a distinguished road
Re: Cage Recommendations...

Quote: Originally Posted by Anansi View Post
Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it all fully furnished! Remember to avoid dowel perches. Branch types of varying sizes are far better for their feet.
I will post pictures once it is all set up. Still deciding on what to put in there! I will be getting real wood branch perches and a rope perch. I know he likes toys, so will see what he has been enjoying where he is now. He does like toys, so it is going to be fun shopping for him. Can't wait!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WinstonToBC For This Useful Post:
Anansi  (07-04-2018), Jen5200 Supporting Member (07-04-2018)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Eclectus

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cage size recommendations Abigal7 Macaws 6 07-19-2018 06:16 AM
Cage Recommendations for a Bourke Parakeet Tallen234 Cages 3 10-02-2017 06:56 PM
Cage heater recommendations BeatriceC Questions and Answers 6 10-23-2016 05:22 PM
Need cage recommendations for 3 small conures jef Cages 4 05-31-2013 05:19 PM
Cage Recommendations? Errand Pionus 8 02-25-2012 09:40 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.