Which One? - Custom Acrylic or Plastic Seed Guard Kit

WannaBeAParrot

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Am wanting to add seed guards on to a new vacation cage, since we are staying with family and I would like to do what I can to keep some of the mess off their floor, even though I sweep or vacuum the area at least 3 times a day. These are the two items I have found that would fit. Neither looks great, but I haven't found anything else. Any suggestions or thoughts would be great.

Plastic kit:
Bird Cage Accessories: Universal Cage Seed Guards

Acrylic custom cut:
Acrylic Seed Guards

This is the cage I just set-up:
32x21 Flight Bird Cage - Aviary Bird Cages
 
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Wow. Bump. Has anyone ever tried either of these two. I would post photos directly in the thread, but I'm thinking that might be copyright infringement (?).
 

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I like the acrylic one much better than the black plastic one :).

I wouldn't have 'personally' got a flight cage for a bird with a beak any more powerful than a cockatiel, but if he doesn't chew it, then I'm sure it'll be fine ;). I know many parrot owners do it without a problem. The only reason I bring it up is that my Ruppell's parrot chewed hard on his heavier gauge powder coated cage until he chipped the paint off in an extensive area in no time, then I had to get him an aluminum cage. If he had a flight cage, he'd have bent and broken the bars for sure :eek:.

I hope the seed guard works to help at least keep some of the mess down :).
 

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I like the acrylic one.
 
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Thanks folks for your input. I'm a little late getting back here. But I haven't ordered either and am going to do so today. I might try the plastic one (cheaper one) since this is a vacation cage, and we'll be here only another 5 or 6 weeks. If it doesn't work out because it's too flimsy for the big cage or daily treasures that are tossed, flung, dropped and pooped off the side of this cage, I can bring it home and try it on Cody-Blu's sleep cage.

@Ravens. The flight cage is a heavier gage wire than the lightweight "portable" or collapsable flight cages that I would have for a tiel or smaller. It's very sturdy and I don't see Cody's beak being able to get through it. Prior to this one, I had purchased a flight cage online, but it was the kind that I could bed the wires myself if I wanted, without much effort. So that's why this one is here now. I think we are good with it. Thanks for the safety input though. Always glad to accept any suggestions or news like that.
 

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I have the acrylic seed guards. they work great for me, takes awhile to get them after you order them.
 

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