PULL THROUGH PAPER - A healthier way to save time & moneyPaper is less expensive than litters
No added dust, mold and debris
No place for bugs and moths to live or breed
It is a time saver - as you pull the soiled paper through, the new paper is already in place.
Paper is still the choice of Avian Veterinarians. It is the best way to monitor changes in droppings for
possible health problems. RECOMMENDED PAPER Brown Kraft paper is the least expensive. An 8" to 10" diameter roll will
be 800' to 900' long in 40 lb. weight. To find it in your area, check the internet or your yellow pages under PAPER or PACKAGING SUPPLIES.
Then just ask for 40 Pound KRAFT PAPER, in the depth of the cage (24", 30", 36" or 48").
If this isn't reason enough, consider the following:
|Cage Length ||Approx. # Changes / Roll |
| ||2 feet
2 1/2 feet
EXPANDABLE and KNOCK DOWN
The length of all of our cages can expand at any time by adding expansion kits to either or both ends.
As your needs change, so can your cage. Because our cages knock down, you save on shipping costs,
cleaning is easier (one panel at a time if you need to) and there is never a problem getting it in or
out of your home.
STAINLESS STEEL type 304 - Don't settle for less
Our cages have no sharp edges or rod ends and are fully inspected with your bird's safety in mind. Although initially more expensive,
Stainless Steel cages are more economical in the long run since you will never have to replace it. However, if you do change cages in the
future, the resale value on a Stainless cage is much higher than other cages. Powder coated cages can be chipped easily by large parrots
which will allow the steel underneath to rust. If your bird swallows the paint chips, even if not toxic, they may not eat properly with a
feeling of a partially full crop. Aluminum is a softer metal which means the bars have to be a larger diameter to keep them from being broken,
making it more difficult to see your bird and for it see you, it can be marred by large beaks and will corrode in time.
HANGIN ROUND Toy & Chewable Hanging System
All Toy & Chewable Hangers are type 304 Stainless Steel. The balls are acrylic.
BAR SIZE & SPACING
All cages are available in the 3 bar sizes and spacings that we offer.
Bars are vertical with horizontal cross bars every 12 inches (every 6 inches apart on Mini bar spacing).
Cross bars every 6 inches is an option on Narrow bar spacing.
Normal bar spacing is totally Double Welded to hold up to even the strongest beaks, which is why we have a Lifetime Guarantee.
The bar sizes and spacings we offer are:
||Type of Bird|
|Large Cockatoos & Macaws
Conures, Amazons, Af. Grays
Finches, Parakeets, Cockatiels
CAGE SIZECubic Feet Comparison Chart
When determining what cage size is needed, the best rule to follow is - The minimum cage should have at least 2 measurements
longer than the birds wing span. Birds prefer rectangular cages and most have a strong dislike for round cages. The best way to think
about a cage is how your bird views it since they will be in the cage. Cubic feet is the best way to figure actual space the bird has
to live in. Below is a chart to help compare Expandable Habitats cages to other stainless steel cages available.
Based on each manufacturers literature, approximate INSIDE dimensions. All figures rounded to the nearest tenth.
Storage Shelf Base
|# 24486W+2 |
Cathedral Dome Top
|Kings Cages, L.P.
(Napoleon top - figured on
average height of top
Commonly Asked Questions
Why Stainless Steel?
Stainless Steel will outlast any other cage materials available, making it the best value in the long run. There is no finish that will chip off and
doesn't rust under normal circumstances. We use type 304, some companies call "Surgical Grade or Restraunt Grade". We also offer type 316 "Marine Grade"
for those that live on the ocean where the salt water will hit the cage(call for quote).
What makes Expandable Habitats cages superior to other stainless steel cages?
Buying a stainless steel cage is a lifetime purchase. Being able to expand in the future is an important feature, not to mention the modular design that
allows replacement of any panel if your cage needs to be reconfigured do to a lifestyle change. Pull through paper makes cage bottom clean up a snap and is
our most popular feature. We use heavier materials including 1" square tubing for legs. But above all, our workmanship is what keeps us miles above the
competition. All of our bars are rounded on the ends and not just cut off leaving sharp edges, all our work is meticulously inspectd to remove weld splatters
or anything sharp for your birds safety and ease of cleaning.
Why not other finishes or cage materials?
Powder Coat & Chrome are a coatings over steel, that when chipped or worn off will allow the steel to rust. Some cages are even made from Hot Rolled steel that
will bend easier and rust faster than Cold Rolled steel. Aluminum, although light weight, can be damaged by large beaks and even anodized aluminum will
corrode in time. Galvanized can make your bird ill and even be deadly if ingested by your bird, not to mention difficult to clean.
How do Expandable Habitats cages fasten together?
Bolts go through 1" wide pieces of steel on the top and bottom of each panel and
screw directly into the tops and bases. This is means no nuts for your bird to remove and gives our cages a much sturdier construction than other knock down cages.
What tools do I need and how hard are they to put together?
For standard cages just a screwdriver is needed. For multiple bird cages base cages you will also need a 7/16" wrench or
adjustable wrench for the under base.
What about accessing food and water dishes?
Cages come with swing out feeding doors and locking bowls, extra feeding doors and bowls can be purchased. By unlocking the bowl,
then swinging the door open, the bowl can be removed from the holder quickly to prevent escapes. The bowl and holder can be placed
anywhere in the cage if you don't want to use feeding doors. If a quick cleanup is needed, the door with holder can be removed and the
taken to the sink for cleaning.
Why are the cage bars vertical instead of horizontal?
There are many reasons. Birds prefer to look through vertical bars, this is why most birds pick at the horizontal bars. Vertical bars are easier to clean
since droppings will slide down 1 or 2 bars instead of hitting many bars below. Horizontal bars are very hard on tail feathers, especially long tails.
Every time a bird turns or backs up when climbing on the sides, the horizontal bars are the ones that catch the tail feathers. Horizontal bars do not work well
with slotted perches, you almost have to use bolt in perches that are more difficult to remove for cleaning. We have all heard that birds need horizontal bars to climb
is not really true. If the horizontal or cross bars are properly spaced for the size of the bird, they will push off from one cross bar, grab a vertical bar and lift
themselves up to grab the next cross bar. This is why we offer cross bars every 6 inches for medium to small parrots.
Why are the pans made from a PVC based plastic?
With pull through paper pans are open ended which makes them flexible to allow cleanup in a laundry tub or bathtub without scratching. They are also much lighter than steel.
Why do the cages come with padlocks?
With the medium to large parrots, most people end up using padlocks after the bird figures out the cage latches anyway, and if you have small
children it is safer for them as well. They are keyed alike so that 1 key opens all doors.
How long has Expandable Habitats been in business & what is the guarantee?
We have been in business since 1989 and our stainless steel cages carry a lifetime guarantee against defects in welds and workmanship.
Why are cages not in stock?
With each cage available in 3 different bar spacings & so many customizing options, we only make cages as ordered.
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