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  • Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 9x7 Blue
    Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 9x7 Blue
    Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 9x7 Blue Even though you brought your new small bird home in a a box, that doesn't mean your bird has to travel that way all its life. 9 Inches wide x 7 Inches deep x 5-1/2 Inches high   Sized for the smallest birds, parakeets, lovebirds, canaries, finches, parrotlets, etc. Sorry, not big enough for cockatiels or conures. Powder Coated wire on... Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 9x7 Blue Even though you brought...
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  • Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 9x7 Green
    Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 9x7 Green
    Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 Green 9 Inches wide x 7 Inches deep x 5-1/2 Inches high  Sized for the smallest birds, parakeets, lovebirds, canaries, finches, parrotlets, etc. Sorry, not big enough for cockatiels or conures. Powder Coated wire on top Sanitary plastic bottom 1/4 inch diameter plastic perch Carry handle Large opening front door A small and versatile carrier... Cutest Little Bird Carrier Ever by Prevue 1304 Green 9 Inches wide x 7 Inches d...
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  • Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Blue ATT1214
    Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Blue ATT1214
    BLUE Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 BLUE *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Measurements: Approx. Height: 17" Width: 12 " Depth: 14 " Inside Height: 14 1/2" 4.5 mm thick bars 5/8 " bar spacing Revolutionary ALUMINUM Travel Cage! NO more chipping, NO more rust, Easy to disinfect! Great for Vet visits! This cage can be used for Birds,... BLUE Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 BLUE *PR...
    Your Price: $215.00
  • Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Bronze ATT1214
    Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Bronze ATT1214
    BRONZE Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 BRONZE *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Measurements: Approx. Height: 17" Width: 12 " Depth: 14 " Inside Height: 14 1/2" 4.5 mm thick bars 5/8 " bar spacing Revolutionary ALUMINUM Travel Cage! NO more chipping, NO more rust, Easy to disinfect! Great for Vet visits! This cage can be used for Birds,... BRONZE Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 BRONZE...
    Your Price: $215.00
  • Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Red ATT1214
    Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Red ATT1214
    RED Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 RED *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Measurements: Approx. Height: 17" Width: 12 " Depth: 14 " Inside Height: 14 1/2" 4.5 mm thick bars 5/8 " bar spacing Revolutionary ALUMINUM Travel Cage! NO more chipping, NO more rust, Easy to disinfect! Great for Vet visits! This cage can be used for Birds,... RED Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 RED *PRIC...
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  • Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Silver ATT1214
    Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages Silver ATT1214
    SILVER Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 SILVER *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Measurements: Approx. Height: 17" Width: 12 " Depth: 14 " Inside Height: 14 1/2" 4.5 mm thick bars 5/8 " bar spacing Revolutionary ALUMINUM Travel Cage! NO more chipping, NO more rust, Easy to disinfect! Great for Vet visits! This cage can be used for Birds,... SILVER Aluminum Tiny Travel Cage for Small Birds by King's Cages ATT1214 SILVER...
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  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Blue ATM2029
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Blue ATM2029
    BLUE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Suitable for Large cockatoos, large amazons, some macaws. Smaller bar spacing allows for smaller birds to travel safely.   Dimensions: 28-7/8"L x 20-1/4"W x 20-1/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness ... BLUE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips, V...
    Your Price: $489.00
  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Bronze ATM2029
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Bronze ATM2029
    BRONZE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Suitable for Large cockatoos, large amazons, some macaws. Smaller bar spacing allows for smaller birds to travel safely.   Dimensions: 28-7/8"L x 20-1/4"W x 20-1/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness ... BRONZE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips,...
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  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Red ATM2029
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Red ATM2029
    RED King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Suitable for Large cockatoos, large amazons, some macaws. Smaller bar spacing allows for smaller birds to travel safely.   Dimensions: 28-7/8"L x 20-1/4"W x 20-1/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness ... RED King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips, Ve...
    Your Price: $489.00
  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Silver ATM2029
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Large Birds by King's Cages Silver ATM2029
    SILVER King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Suitable for Large cockatoos, large amazons, some macaws. Smaller bar spacing allows for smaller birds to travel safely.   Dimensions: 28-7/8"L x 20-1/4"W x 20-1/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness ... SILVER King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Large - Great for all kinds of trips,...
    Your Price: $489.00
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  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Blue ATS1719
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Blue ATS1719
    BLUE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Dimensions: 19-1/2"L x 17"W x 18-3/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness   (Satin Blue & Silver Shown)  Bird-safe aluminum gives this travel cage durability while remaining light weight and... BLUE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trips,...
    Your Price: $419.00
  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Bronze ATS1719
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Bronze ATS1719
    BRONZE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Dimensions: 19-1/2"L x 17"W x 18-3/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness   (Satin Blue & Silver Shown)  Bird-safe aluminum gives this travel cage durability while remaining light weight and... BRONZE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trip...
    Your Price: $419.00
  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Red ATS1719
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Red ATS1719
    BLUE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!     *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Dimensions: 19-1/2"L x 17"W x 18-3/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness   (Satin Blue & Silver Shown)  Bird-safe aluminum gives this travel cage durability while remaining light weight and... BLUE King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trips,...
    Your Price: $419.00
  • Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Silver ATS1719
    Aluminum Travel Cage for Medium Birds by King's Cages Silver ATS1719
    SILVER King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trips, Vet visits, vacation homes, parks, and more!   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Dimensions: 19-1/2"L x 17"W x 18-3/8"H Bar spacing - 5/8" - 5mm Bar thickness   (Satin Blue & Silver Shown)  Bird-safe aluminum gives this travel cage durability while remaining light weight and... SILVER King's Cages Aluminum Travel Cage - Medium - Great for all kinds of trip...
    Your Price: $419.00
  • Caitec Large Macaw Carrier for Travel 17x30
    Caitec Large Macaw Carrier for Travel 17x30
    Large Macaw Carrier by Caitec   17-1/2 inches x 15 inches x 30-1/4 inches 44.45 cm x 38.1 cm x 76.84 cm 14 lbs - 6.35 kg   How long have you been waiting to find this carrier for your big parrot?. Perfect for the long tail large macaws but for other large birds like Cockatoos Greys and Eclectus.    Parrots in transit can now travel in a stress free carrier with a clear view of their... Large Macaw Carrier by Caitec   17-1/2 inches x 15 inches x 30-1/4 inches 44....
    Your Price: $345.00
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  • Caitec Perch & Go Carrier for Small & Medium Parrots 10x12
    Caitec Perch & Go Carrier for Small & Medium Parrots 10x12
    Caitec Perch & Go Carrier for Small & Medium Parrots 10x12 Dimensions: 10" Wide x 12" Deep x 15" High - 3/4" Perch Diameter, 5/8" bar spacing *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Parrots in transit can now travel in a stress free carrier with a clear view of their surroundings. Pet owners will feel secure being able to monitor their bird while traveling. ... Caitec Perch & Go Carrier for Small & Medium Parrots 10x12 Dimensions: ...
    Your Price: $140.00
  • Cardboard Carry Box For Small Birds Canaries Parakeets 5x4
    Cardboard Carry Box For Small Birds Canaries Parakeets 5x4
    Cardboard Carry Box For Small Birds Canaries Parakeets 5 x 4   5" x 4" x 4" Ships Flat   Disposable/reuseable small paper cardboard carry box folds into inexpensive bird pet carrier for transport to the vet, home from the breeder or pet shop.   Fits canaries, finches, budgies, mice, hamsters, etc.   Cardboard Carry Box For Small Birds Canaries Parakeets 5 x 4   5" x 4" x 4" Sh...
    Your Price: $0.50
  • Coop Cup Stainless Steel Bolt On Dish 10 oz
    Coop Cup Stainless Steel Bolt On Dish 10 oz
    10 oz  Stainless Steel Bolt on Coop Cup   Approx. 4" across x 1 3/4" deep   Includes dish, Ring and Wing Nut   Fits most Bird Cages, Dog Crates, Travel Crates. 1228   10 oz  Stainless Steel Bolt on Coop Cup   Approx. 4" across x 1 3/4" deep ...
    Your Price: $8.00
  • Coop Cup Stainless Steel Hook On Dish 10 oz
    Coop Cup Stainless Steel Hook On Dish 10 oz
    10 oz  Stainless Steel Hook on Coop Cup   Approx. 4" across x 1 3/4" deep   Includes dish, Ring and Wing Nut   Fits most Bird Cages, Dog Crates, Travel Crates. 1223   10 oz  Stainless Steel Hook on Coop Cup   Approx. 4" across x 1 3/4" deep ...
    Your Price: $8.00
  • Fabric Soft Sided Backpack Carrier by Prevue for Medium Parrots 20x10
    Fabric Soft Sided Backpack Carrier by Prevue for Medium Parrots 20x10
    Brand New Backpack Design in Blue and Black *Price includes shipping within the 48 contiguous US states Dimensions: 20 1/4" H x 14 1/2" W x 10 1/5" Deep Very nice new item, A safe way to travel with your bird New Backpack style to carry your bird easily anywhere Double-stitched durable canvas fabric exterior  Stiff panel sides and floor  Breathable wire mesh window screens  Padded backpack... Brand New Backpack Design in Blue and Black *Price includes shipping within the...
    Your Price: $75.00
  • Fabric Soft Sided Carrier by Prevue for Medium Parrots 18x12
    Fabric Soft Sided Carrier by Prevue for Medium Parrots 18x12
    Attractive Abstract Design Dimensions: 18" H x 12 1/2" W x 9 7/8" Deep *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Very nice new item, A safe way to travel with your bird Double-stitched durable canvas fabric exterior  Stiff panel sides and floor  Breathable wire mesh window screens  Integrated handle strap  Detachable shoulder strap  Adjustable-position wood perch  ... Attractive Abstract Design Dimensions: 18" H x 12 1/2" W x 9 7/8" Deep *PRICE I...
    Your Price: $65.00
  • Fabric Soft Sided Carrier by Prevue for Small Parrots 14x9
    Fabric Soft Sided Carrier by Prevue for Small Parrots 14x9
    Attractive Abstract Design Dimensions: 14" x 9 7/8" x 7 1/2" Very nice new item, A safe way to travel with your bird Double-stitched durable canvas fabric exterior Stiff panel sides and floor  Breathable wire mesh window screens  Integrated handle strap  Detachable shoulder strap  Adjustable-position wood perch  Removable floor panel  Front panel unzips for full access to the... Attractive Abstract Design Dimensions: 14" x 9 7/8" x 7 1/2" Very nice new item...
    Your Price: $45.00
  • Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Large Parrots by Prevue 125 Black
    Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Large Parrots by Prevue 125 Black
    This heavy-duty sleep or travel cage is the solution for sleep deprived parrots. If your parrot's main cage is in the middle of your living area, your parrot is not getting enough rest, even with a cage cover. Just like us, they need dark and quiet (although a night light is always recommended). The table top design allows you to easily place it where you want it. The large drop down landing door... This heavy-duty sleep or travel cage is the solution for sleep deprived parrots...
    Your Price: $200.00
  • Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Large Parrots by Prevue 125 Chrome
    Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Large Parrots by Prevue 125 Chrome
    This heavy-duty sleep or travel cage is the solution for sleep deprived parrots. If your parrot's main cage is in the middle of your living area, your parrot is not getting enough rest, even with a cage cover. Just like us, they need dark and quiet (although a night light is always recommended). The table top design allows you to easily place it where you want it. The large drop down landing door... This heavy-duty sleep or travel cage is the solution for sleep deprived parrots...
    Your Price: $200.00
  • Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Parrots by Prevue 124 Black
    Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Parrots by Prevue 124 Black
    Old-school styling with high-tech performance in a new bird cage. This welded One Piece cage would be a terrific starting choice for Lovebirds, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Green Cheek Conures, and similar sized birds. The rigid construction makes this cage very durable; it's designed to last the lifetime of your small bird. The large front drop down landing door is a bonus for cockatiels. You can... Old-school styling with high-tech performance in a new bird cage. This welded O...
    Your Price: $185.00
  • Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Parrots by Prevue 124 Copper
    Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Parrots by Prevue 124 Copper
    Old-school styling with high-tech performance in a new bird cage. This welded One Piece cage would be a terrific starting choice for Lovebirds, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Green Cheek Conures, and similar sized birds. The rigid construction makes this cage very durable; it's designed to last the lifetime of your small bird. The large front drop down landing door is a bonus for cockatiels. You can... Old-school styling with high-tech performance in a new bird cage. This welded O...
    Your Price: $185.00
  • Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Parrots by Prevue 124 Putty
    Flat Top Bird Cage for Medium Parrots by Prevue 124 Putty
    Old-school styling with high-tech performance in a new bird cage. This welded One Piece cage would be a terrific starting choice for Lovebirds, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Green Cheek Conures, and similar sized birds. The rigid construction makes this cage very durable; it's designed to last the lifetime of your small bird. The large front drop down landing door is a bonus for cockatiels. You can... Old-school styling with high-tech performance in a new bird cage. This welded O...
    Your Price: $185.00
  • Flat Top Parrot and Small Bird Bird Cage by Prevue 25217 Black
    Flat Top Parrot and Small Bird Bird Cage by Prevue 25217 Black
    Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Parrot bird cage in Black SP25217B/B offers plenty of space for your small parrot to play! You can easily access your bird through the large landing style front door and cleaning is simple thanks to the removable bottom grille and pull out tray. Three heavy duty plastic dishes and two perches are included in this Square Roof Parrot bird cage. Overall Size 25" L x... Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Parrot bird cage in Black SP25217B/B offers ple...
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  • Flat Top Small Bird Bird Cage by Prevue 25212 Black
    Flat Top Small Bird Bird Cage by Prevue 25212 Black
    Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Parrot bird cage in Black offers plenty of space for parakeets, cockatiels, lovebirds & other similar-sized birds.  You can easily access your bird through the large front door. Smaller inset door within large front door allows access to the bird while minimizing exit space  Cleaning is simple thanks to the removable bottom grille and pull out tray. Three... Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Parrot bird cage in Black offers plenty of spac...
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  • Flat Top Small Bird Bird Cage by Prevue 25212 White
    Flat Top Small Bird Bird Cage by Prevue 25212 White
    Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Parrot bird cage in Black offers plenty of space for parakeets, cockatiels, lovebirds & other similar-sized birds.  You can easily access your bird through the large front door. Smaller inset door within large front door allows access to the bird while minimizing exit space  Cleaning is simple thanks to the removable bottom grille and pull out tray. Three... Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Parrot bird cage in Black offers plenty of spac...
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  • Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Large Parrots #603 30 X19
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Large Parrots #603 30 X19
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Large Parrots  #603 30X19 OUT OF STOCK UNTIL APPROC 9/16/2019 *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Overall Dimensions: 30 1/2"L x 19"W x 22"H 32" x 20" x 6" when folded (Box dimensions) 1 1/4" Inch Bar spacing (between bars), cage weight 20 lbs The carrier can be folded up and tucked away in a closet when not needed. Unfolds in 2... Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Large Parrots  #603 30X19 OUT OF STOCK UNTIL ...
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  • Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Medium Parrots #602 23 x17
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Medium Parrots #602 23 x17
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Medium Parrots #602 23x17 - White   *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Dimensions: 1 Inch Bar spacing, cage weight 15 pounds 23"L x 17"W x19"H (interior height 16" H) 25"L x 19"W x 5"H when folded (Box dimensions)   Easy Travel Carrier assembles in less than a minute. Collapses (folds up) easily for convenient storage into a... Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Medium Parrots #602 23x17 - White   *PRICE ...
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  • Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots #601 19x12x15
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots #601 19x12x15
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots #601 19x12x15 *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Dimensions: 3/4" Inch Bar spacing 19"L x12"W x15"H (Interior Height 12 1/2" H) 21"L x 14"W x 4"H when folded (Box dimensions) 8 Pounds   Easy Travel Carrier assembles in less than a minute. Folds easily for convenient storage into a compact package. This very... Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots #601 19x12x15 *PRICE INCLUDES...
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  • Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots 1305 20x12
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots 1305 20x12
    Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots 1305 20x12 *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES   Includes 2 Stainless bowls, 7/8" wood dowel perch & attached carry handle  20" L x 12" D x 16 H (inside height 13")  Bar spacing 3/4" wide - Wire Gauge 9 & 11 The box weighs 10 lbs and measures 21"x15" x 5". Perfect for short term travel use 2 Stainless steel... Fold Away Travel Cage Carrier for Smaller Parrots 1305 20x12 *PRICE INCLUDES SH...
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  • Hospital Cage for Parrots Birds or Small Animal Home by Prevue 620
    Hospital Cage for Parrots Birds or Small Animal Home by Prevue 620
    Tub style Small Animal Cage or Hospital Cage for Medium to Large Birds and other Pets by PrevuePet 620 *PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING WITHIN THE 48 CONTIGUOUS US STATES Overall Size: 47" Long x 22" Deep x 37" Height Three access points: Limited-access doors within front and top panels, and; entire top opens for full-cage access Removable comfort-weave mesh grille and 6 1/4"- deep debris tray with... Tub style Small Animal Cage or Hospital Cage for Medium to Large Birds and othe...
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Before we get into specifics, let's start with the basics. Emergencies aside, if you're planning to travel with your bird, get the travel cage a few weeks in advance. This will give your bird time to get accustomed to the new cage. Also measure - measure - measure. Make sure it will fit in where ever it will be going car, travel trailer, family vehicle, motor home, commercial airliner, vacation cottage - just make sure it fits.

We don't have a flock, we have one small Indian Ringneck - Sunshine. Sunshine is 17. Catherine acquired him as a baby. He loves being with mom. We know about traveling with a bird. At home he has a 30 x 30 California cage (1), a large playstand (2) in the dining room and another playstand (3) in the kitchen. Every work day Sunshine climbs into his custom, 18 inch long carrier (4) and comes to work with us.

We open the carrier, he climbs up his Booda perch in to his 26 x 20 HQ cage (5) and finishes breakfast. Afterwards he'll walk back out via the Booda perch onto his King's acrylic playstand (6). When he gets bored he fly's onto his Prevue playstand (7) or his Prevue 20 x 20 wire cage (8) where he'll stand so he can watch mom oversee the shipping of packages to our customers.

We spend many of our summer weekends at a campground. When we get there he usually goes right into his 18 x 18 (9) Prevue cage. We modified our small travel trailer so the cage fits nicely into a closet where we removed the top of the door and provided a gentle light. When we're outside the trailer, we have a large canopy/tent where Sunshine spends time in his 32 x 21 HQ aviary (10) under the canvas. He always has one side of his cage against a wall for his own privacy.

If you've been following my notes, you'll see our little 3 ounce bird has 10 cages and stands. We've never had a problem getting him into a new cage because 1) we don't make of an issue of it and 2) he's happy just to be with us.

A travel cage can be metal, fabric or plastic like - rigid or collapsible. Because it's a travel cage only makes it slightly different than his home cage. If it's metal, bar spacing should be appropriate. If it's fabric, the fabric should be durable enough and well designed to discourage chewing. Clear plastic cages allow for great vision but may be confining for extended travel periods. It may only have one perch instead of three or four. Make sure it's comfortable on the feet. Stopping and starting in traffic should not cause your bird discomfort. A couple of small toys should be introduced to keep birdie boredom down. If you're traveling by auto, keep the bird in the back seat away from airbags in case of "god-forbids." Keep it strapped with a seatbelt to avoid sudden movement.

If your driving at night, cover the cage, the intermittent glare of auto lights can be scary, especially if its after bed time. If you're taking a road tip stopping at motels, find a place to put the travel cage where you bird can sleep with as little disturbance as possible through the night. We usually find the bath room counter to be the best spot, it's out of the way and once the cage is covered, affords privacy. In terms of temperature, it's simple - if your comfortable, your bird is comfortable. No hot cars with the window cracked or in front of air conditioners in hotel rooms.

If traveling for the first time, we suggest a few trial runs before the big trip. Go to a friends, the vet or even just a ride, the bird gets accustomed to the procedure, travel process and change in general. If you let the bird out of the travel cage while in the vehicle don't forget to put him back before any passengers open the door. Some birds don't like to poop in their travel cage. This is a judgment call. Choose carefully where you'll let them out to poop. You also may want to check out the nearest avian vet to your destination, before you get there - just so you have the info.

Remember. birds in the wild are natural travelers. Larger birds will fly 50 or miles per day seeking food. Many migrate thousands of miles twice annually. It's usually less of an issue for the bird than for you. Lastly, we know you love showing off your bird. Unknown places would not be the time to do it. Unscrupulous people may have ulterior motives. While traveling with your bird it's no ones business but your own.

Have a great trip

Catherine & Mitch
WindyCityParrot.com
Simply Everything for Exotic Birds


 

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