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Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby Michael » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:09 pm

Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

I finally shelled out the dough and bought my parrots an aluminum travel cage. This article explains how/why I chose to buy one, all about assembly, modifications I made, and a my review of this product. Even if you aren't planning on buying one, check this out because it may change your mind. Pictures and video included. The parrot's review of the cage is coming soon.

If you have any questions or would like to share your own feedback about this travel cage, feel free to post here.
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:31 pm

I have a similar sort of cage which we got as an overnight/hotel cage for Scooter. I'll be curious to see if you think it is big enough for several days for Truman, as I have been contemplating whether to get another for Scotty or consider a bigger knockdown cage. If it is really good enough, I could use Scotty's new travel digs as a hotel cage for Scooter without needing to buy yet another thing! For actual car travel, I finally bit the bullet and decided we really need one per animal (the birds have been sharing with the cats for vet trips -- not at the same time, I hasten to add, and with plenty of disinfectant between species) so I just ordered one of those somewhat expensive transparent plastic carriers like this: Image

I liked the fact that it has height and width more appropriate for parrots, and also takes up less storage space, but it does cost about twice as much as one for cats and dogs. I'll let everyone know how we like it when it arrives.
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby zazanomore » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:44 am

I actually was watching a video featuring the same cage.

The person converted the travel cage into a full time cage for a lovebird.
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby Natacha » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:09 pm

Welcome to the dark side :lol:

zazanomore wrote:I actually was watching a video featuring the same cage.

The person converted the travel cage into a full time cage for a lovebird.


i think i know what video you're talking about. would that person happen to have an online bird supply store?
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby zazanomore » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:10 pm

Natacha wrote:Welcome to the dark side :lol:

zazanomore wrote:I actually was watching a video featuring the same cage.

The person converted the travel cage into a full time cage for a lovebird.


i think i know what video you're talking about. would that person happen to have an online bird supply store?


Yeah!
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby Moonpet » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:17 pm

I keep this travel cage in my classroom as a "school cage" for Sunshine.

http://www.amazon.com/Midwest-Avian-Adv ... B0018CFUKE

I ordered it from Drs. Foster and Smith, but it seems that they don't carry it anymore. Sunshine is a cockatiel, so he is clearly smaller than Kili and Truman. Most of the time he is out of the cage anyway, but it's a good enough size that when I do put him in the cage (for example, when I am on a prep and out of the classroom) he has plenty of space to be comfortable.
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Edited to add, I have the cage in the grey and not the red.

http://www.birdexpressions.com/poquito- ... -cage.html
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby entrancedbymyGCC » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:45 pm

I bought the same cage from F&S, I think they still carry it.
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby lotus15 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:12 pm

I have the aluminum one too, same size, for my Cape and we love it! For the size, I was actually very pleasantly surprised with how light it was. I had a stainless steel one (same size) custom built to be as light as possible and it is still MUCH heavier. I'm really happy with the quality and weight of the aluminum one. I just got a double-bolted perch made for it and replaced the plastic cups with the SS and am getting Lola acquainted to it for when we travel up to my mother's for Thanksgiving! :)
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby dycsjp » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:59 am

What's the difference between the Kings Aluminum Travel Cage and this one...


http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Avian-ATM ... B004ZXTFV8


it appears to be the same specs, but is quite a bit cheaper. Anyone bought one of these diamond avians? Or do you know of any differences?

Thanks!
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Re: Assembling Aluminum Travel Cage and Review

Postby Michael » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:29 pm

That just looks like a bigger version of the same cage.
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