At California Cage, we are committed to the excellence of the products and the services that we offer. From beginning to end quality is our goal. Every aspect, from the material we use to packaging and customer service, is constantly analyzed and improved. The combination of these aspects guarantees the quality that our customers have come to rely on.
Quality Material and Parts
All California Cages are made with 100% US made industrial quality parts, which gives the cage a strong and durable structure.
• Class One U.S. made wire. • MIG Welding to insure durability. • Each piece inspected and quality verified various times.
• Solid frame and base insures sanitary and sturdy environment. • Rounded corners and solid tubing means that few corrosive deposits can form. • Spacing provided for cage grates and trays is no larger than that of bar spacing, preventing bird from dangerously escaping through these spaces. • Horizontal tubing throughout cage expands surfaces on which bird can climb. • N0-mess feeder doors are easy-to-use and keep your bird’s environment sanitary. • Bird-proof latches are attractive and functionally superior.
California Cages Company was one of the first companies to ever use powder coat to finish cages. This trend quickly caught on with other cage brands; nonetheless, our powder coat process is second to none. Our powder coating system is custom made and lab tested to meet our safety standards and quality requirements. Our system has three mayor steps to ensure a durable finish including the following:
1. Pretreatment System: Our 5 stage power washing system insures perfect conditions for paint adhesion and durability.
2. Application: Computer controlled to ensure precise results and consistent quality.
3. In House Laboratory: All California Cages are quality inspected during every process in order to ensure that the product you receive will be the highest quality.
The bird cage has to meet not only the requirements of your birds but should blend with your lifestyle. The cage may reside in a casual family room or a formal living room. Maybe you’re lucky (or crazy) enough to have a bird room.
There’s a lot of factors and everyone has an opinion. Here’s ours….
Birds are flock animals. When they become your pet, you become their flock.
What Size Cage?
Have you heard “buy the biggest cage you can afford”? Nonsense! We know happy well adjusted Macaws living in 30″ diameter round cages. How could they, you gasp?
The three Macaws I’m referring to have stay-at-home mom. They are out from 6:00 in the morning till 9:00 at night and are thrilled to go to sleep in their narrow cages.
So before you decide on a cage, you need to know what bar spacing to look for:
As long as the spacing between the bars is narrow enough to prevent injury if the bird tries to escape. The Bird’s head should not be able to fit between the bars. The door needs to be large enough to comfortably put your hand through, catch the bird, remove the bird, and replace the bird. For larger birds, it needs to be big enough so they don’t rub feathers on the bars every time they turn around. And like people, birds like to stretch (I know an African Grey that does Yoga). Just don’t cramp the bird.
Here’s some general guidelines:
SMALL: Examples, Finches, Canaries, Parrotlets, Parakeets, Lovebirds: Cage Bar Spacing: No more than 5/8″.Perch Diameter: 3/8″ to 3/4″
MEDIUM: Examples: Cockatiels, Conures, Lories, Senegals. Cage Bar Spacing: 1/2″ to no more than 3/4″ Perch Diameter: 5/8″ to 1 1/4″
LARGE: Examples: African Greys, Amazons, Macaws, Cockatoos. Cage Bar Spacing: 3/4″ to no more than 1 1/4″. Perch Diameter 1″ to 2″
Different species, different needs.
Small species (Finches, Canaries, Lovebirds and Parakeets) deserve wider cages because birds travel side-to-side. Many of the small species never leave their cages. You have to let them fly because it’s heart healthy.
Medium and larger birds have a different set of needs. So let’s apply some common sense. Do you have a big bird? Are you away a lot? Then try to get a bigger cage. (Would you like to spend all day in a room the size of a closet?)
Bigger cages allow birds move about much like we move about our home. Ideally parrots like three zones. The upper zone, should have lots of toys and “cover”. Birds feel safe up high, not easily seen, like in the wild. (Don’t we feel comfy in our bedrooms?)
The middle zone is where they’ll spend the day, playing with toys, eating, hanging out.
The bottom is where they’ll go to look for food and toys that may have dropped. Parrots are scavengers in nature.
Do I need feeding doors
We suggest feeding doors for a couple of reasons. For the smaller birds, its less invasive than stick a hand in the cage. If you go away for a day or more with a larger bird, feeder door enable “bird sitters” to replace food and water without placing their hands in the cage.
After 8 years of bird shows, Catherinelaunched WindyCityParrot.com just before Midnight December 31st, 2001. By 6:00 AM New Years day 2002, Windy City Parrot, received it’s first web order.
Since then we’ve had more than 3,000,000 web visitors and fulfilled more than 50,000 orders
What Our Customers are Saying
You run a very efficient operation!
I will highly suggest You to all of my Bird Owner friends!
Thank You From Dwight, Buckeye and Ralph!
Thank you and your staff for the prompt attention to the shipping problem in regards to my cages from Prevue. I’m so thankful I found Windy City Parrot.
I have breed birds since I was very young and it’s nice to be able to go to one site and get everything I need.
Just want to express long-overdue appreciation for the wonderful (and often funny) pics you post on your website and e-mails. In particular, I really got a kick out of the budgie-with-a-buck & the macaw hand in today’s e-mail. Very creative! 🙂
On Jan. 3rd (2010) I was online trying to find a UV lamp for my cockatiel’s cage. Luckily I found your site and made an order…#41683 and 41685 and also got your holiday sale discounts.
The # 601 travel cage is super easy to put up and will be good for taking it with me on trips but the best is the No Mess feeder. There was always a mess around the cage but now none and also found how to take care of the millet mess.
I take about 3 inches of the millet spray, attach it to the millet clip and anchor it into the seed of the no mess feeder and that has solved that problem. So glad I found your site. Marilyn T
Happy New Year!
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 1:09 PM, contact Tracy: I just came back from Windy City Parrot. Catherine was not only delightful but very educational. I learned a lot, bought many items not only for the parrot but for the holidays, items for a friend with cockatiels. Thanks for the referral. I will definitely be back often.
Just wanted to give you feedback and wish you a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.
I purchased the Featherbrite light from you for my 13 yr. old Rescued U2. She really seems to like it. So thank you! Also, I am using the Avi-Soother cream plus for her seasonal plucking and it ALSO seems to be working! God is so good! The products are fantastic!
Thank you so much for your emails and all the wonderful products that you offer for our loved feathered friends!
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