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Old 10-13-2015, 11:31 AM   #1
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Anyone have thoughts or experiences with the Kaytee Super Petz Acrylic Bow Front Cage that you'd like to share?






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Old 10-13-2015, 05:13 PM   #2
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No experiences, but that bar spacing looks too big. Also, parrotlets are monkeys, so it looks boring from the parrotlet climbing perspective. Bars might be less pretty, but they are fun!!!
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:28 PM   #3
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"looks" really nice but I don't think it's functional or best for birds. I have always heard that longer is better than taller - or at the minimum square not tall and narrow. The combo of the acrylic which they can't climb, the height and narrow hape doesn't seem ideal for birds that fly laterally
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:53 PM   #4
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Just out of curiosity, are those real plants? I wonder how safe it would be to have a live plant in a parrotlet's cage....wouldn't they want to chomp on them?
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:24 PM   #5
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No experiences, but that bar spacing looks too big.
You could be right based on the cage in the image - they do make a 1/2" bar spacing cage for Parrotlet sized birds.

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Just out of curiosity, are those real plants? I wonder how safe it would be to have a live plant in a parrotlet's cage....wouldn't they want to chomp on them?
Yes, those are real plants in dirt... It is not my cage, I was searching around on the Internet and found the thread describing the set up.

The birds housed in the cage are Lorikeets - the thread indicates this was their daytime "play" cage.

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Old 10-13-2015, 08:46 PM   #7
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All of Tumi's cages have wire bars, and oh, does he use them! Upside down, sideways, hanging, bouncing, climbing, anything to prove he's not a tiny bird. Tumi has a sleep, play, and main cage. His play cage I think of like his play structure except with more climbing surface, so that would not work as a play for him. Some species might like that cage, but our monkeys don't seem to be the right species for it.
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:34 PM   #8
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I don't have experience with this cage but I do have a lot of experience with acrylic store fixtures and this is what i know about clear acrylic. It's difficult to clean and not damage unless you use specific acrylic cleaner that I wouldn't use around my birds, it is it scratches easily, ammonia makes it cloudy, it yellows with age, and it gets brittle with age. After a year or so you most likely will want to replace the clear sides and if you can't get parts for it, you'll have to replace it. I wouldn't buy it for a bird unless it is going to be a travel cage that isn't used very frequently. Even if it isn't used, it will still yellow and get brittle.
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Birds need width more than height and although I have a flight cage which is tall it is also very wide and Oliver can fly from one side to the other. Also, they love to climb. I swear they are part monkey. It is visually pretty but not practical for a bird.
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It looks to be round, birds should never be kept in a round cage. I see now that the front is bowed it is not a round cage. I would worry the bird flying into the front, like they do windows.

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