Hey everyone!! I know I haven't been on in ages, but I'm finally back!! I've been super busy with school, and now my semester is finished. I am one semester away from becoming an RN. So for the next couple months I have off, I'm trying to give my birds as much TLC as possible!! Also, happy holidays to everyone!!
Currently, all three of my family's birds live in a stacker cage. My mother's Goffin, Lily, on the top, and my two caiques, Remi and Tiki on the bottom. The cage is in the downstairs area of our home, and my Mom and I would really like to change this since there is much more people traffic elsewhere in the house. I decided that I would like to move the caiques back into my room, and my Mom wants to take Lily in the upstairs living room. She is looking for a playtop cage in a good size, and I'm not preferential to a type... though a playtop would definitely be an advantage to Remi and Tiki.
I recently looked around a few chain and local petstores in my area, seeing if I could find something suitable. I ended up at a local Petco (definitely not my favorite store), but I was really wanting to find something ASAP, so I could get my birds all settled (I'm so impatient and leary when it comes to online shopping!). A worker led me to a dome top cage that came with it's own stand, and was a pretty decent size for two caiques. The cost was $160 bucks, and I thought that was a really good deal considering it's size. So I went ahead and went for it, and carried an enormous box out of the store.
When I got home I was so excited to put it together, but discovered that the task was nearly impossible!! The directions were downright horrible. I know birdcage directions usually aren't fantastic, but I've put together quite a few in the past few years from various companies, and these were by far, the worst! The cage was actually "petco" brand. I enlisted my Mom to try to help me with it, but even the two of us couldn't figure it out. I wasn't going to put this darn thing together, to have it cave in on my poor birds... so back in the box it went!
I'm just curious if some members knew any good deals, sites, cage models, etc... for two caiques, and playtop ideas for a cockatoo. Making such a big purchase online is a little scary to me... it's easy to buy birds toys and other supplies, but something like a cage is an item I want to be sure will work properly.
Petco cage... very disappointed!
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