Prevue Pet Products Flight Bird Cage
Happy birds....Awesome cage!
I have zebra finches and this cage is an awesome flight cage. They are very happy in it. I recommend this cage to other bird lovers. The cage came with 4 long perches that I feel get in the way of the birds flying the length of the cage. I put one long perch down low in the cage and attached shorter perches (that I purchased) the width of the cage. I purchased this cage at a great price and overall, it is a great product.
February 27, 2014
Great Size but Horrible Quality
Even though I had fully studied the dimensions of this cage, I was still shocked to see the huge box on my porch; this is a big cage, be aware.
First, the negative: I had previously read the other reviews about the bars being bendy and warnings to remove it carefully from the box. So when it seemed to catch and didn't slide out of the box easily, I cut open the entire box so as not to force it out. But the mess of wire inside was ridiculous. All they had to do was lay a thin sheet of cardboard in between the layers of cage panels and it would have been fine but instead they were all tangled into each other like a pile of metal coat hangers, making it extremely frustrating to untangle.
I was dumbfounded to see how damaged and bent everything was. Not just a couple bars to straighten, but really, really bent up badly. One of the bar/latches to first large door was loose in the box (and bent) and the other bar to the other large door was all twisted and bent into the door as though someone had deliberately crushed it. The entire corner of one cage panel was very bent, and many bars were either crushed together or too-far separated. The box was in great condition so I have NO idea how this happened unless frustrated employees are just cramming these full force into the boxes. Or maybe the metal is just so flimsy that it happens from sliding around inside during transit.
It took me two hours to work through it, carefully bending things back where they belonged and it still never lined up right. I wasn't able to fully fix the door bars/latches because it was clearly ready to break from all the twisting. So the result will be me messing with the stupid doors every time I close them, trying to get the top and bottom latches to line up. This refers to the two large hinged doors, fortunately the up-down sliding trap doors work fine so I'll try to use those mostly.
The bottom of the cage is extremely cheap, rigid plastic which I expect will crack very easily if this cage is moved around too much. The top and bottom halves of the cage never properly lined up from all the bending and a really cheap design, so for both of those reasons I don't recommend this for anyone who plans to move their cage around from one room to the other.
Out of the randomly chosen blue or green colors, I received blue. So the bottom plastic part is blue, but then it's strange because all the bars are black except the top which is blue. Now that I am looking at the picture again I can see this is apparently how it's supposed to be, but it looks kinda strange in person, like it's a mismatched top.
On a positive note, the size is excellent and the number of doors are great, four slider doors and two hinged doors. It's a shame my hinged door latches got twisted because the hinged doors are otherwise nice and big. There is a grill that sits in the bottom which I like. The pull-out cleaning drawer will be handy. There are four perches which is nice, although they fit pretty loosely so the perches might slide front to back easily if your bird is a larger variety. The food cups are hooded and have perches which is nice.
Overall, I was extremely disappointed with the flimsy quality and poor condition of this cage. I would have immediately returned it if it weren't for the following: 1. I ruined the box by cutting it wide open and finding another box to fit it would be difficult, 2. It's a huge package and they make the customer pay the return shipping, and 3. I had a tricky-sized space to put a cage and this has the perfect dimensions for my needs after a lot of shopping around. I thought I was getting a great deal when I ordered, I had compared like crazy, but after seeing how flimsy and bent up this was, and how it barely holds together with a few tabs, I now feel it was very overpriced. I would not recommend this cage to anyone that wants something durable or well made. It's a shame, because the size and features seemed great.
February 20, 2014
Good for price
I had no trouble assembling this cage. You have to be ready to bend certain pieces slightly to get it together. You do have to take your time and be careful. Sugar Glider loves all the room. Wooden dowels work well if you make sure they are precisely horizontal.
December 13, 2013
Very Spacious for multiple birds, flight cage.
This cage is very adorable, I use it for my 5 budgies and they love it. Of Course, I let my parakeets fly around the room for exercise, but the cage is excellent. It's spacious, it has two large doors, and two 4 mini doors; it super easy to clean! :D The perches that come with the cage are a bit loose, however I use a variety of perches for this cage to give my birds the space to exercise their feet. :) Overall, I recommend this cage for small bird owners.
August 3, 2013