On 11/13/06, kEna wrote:
> On 11/12/06, Betsy wrote:
>> Hey everyone.. does anyone have any opinion on acrylic
>> cages? especcially for larger birds such as macaws? has
>> anyone used them?? pros?? cons??
> I do not like them personally...companies say it gives an
> unobstructed view of your bird. True, but the acrylic ages
> (discolor not matter what they say) and they *scratch*.
> Fine for smaller birds (conures and smaller) but macaws do
> not do well in them, most of the acrylic cages are able to
> be taken apart by a macaw.
> Buy a trusted known name in cages and not only will you get
> a better cage BUT they will last much longer. The other
> issue I have is some birds prefer to feel like the big bad
> dogs/cats are going to be kept out. Depending on your bird
> they may prefer seeing something between them and fido.
> You can always visit www.aviary.info for more information as
> this issue pops up once and a while, you can search for the
> exact topic you are looking for as well.
Just out of cuiosity - do the acrylic cages have bars for
climbing or are they more like the travel boxes? I couldn't
imagine a parrot in a home where it couldn't climb.