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Re: Acrylic cages???

Posted by Jo-Ann on 11/13/06
(4) Comments

    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 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.