Expandable Habitats

Product Information

PULL THROUGH PAPER - A healthier way to save time & money
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:

  • Paper 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.
  • Cage Length Approx. # Changes / Roll
    2 feet
    2 1/2 feet
    3 feet
    4 feet
    450
    360
    300
    225

    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:


    Bar Size Spacing Type of Bird

    Normal
    Narrow
    Mini

    1/4"
    3/16"
    1/8"

    1 3/8"
    13/16"
    1/2"

    Large Cockatoos & Macaws
    Conures, Amazons, Af. Grays
    Finches, Parakeets, Cockatiels

    CAGE SIZE
    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.

    Cubic Feet Comparison Chart
    Based on each manufacturers literature, approximate INSIDE dimensions. All figures rounded to the nearest tenth.

    Expandable Habitats
    Standard Base
    Storage Shelf Base
    .
    # 30245
    21.3
    16.3
    # 36245
    25.5
    19.5
    # 36305
    31.9
    24.4
    # 48305
    42.5
    32.5
    # 48306
    52.5
    ---
    # 24365L+2
    126.0
    ---
    # 24486W+2
    144.0
    ---
    Animal Environments
    Dome Top
    Playpen Top
    Acacia
    6.4
    ---
    Amazon
    8.1
    5.8
    Cockatoo
    18.7
    13.6
    .
    Macaw
    41.4
    31.4
    . . .
    Avian Accents

    Petite
    Amazon

    8.2
    .
    Tall
    Amazon

    23.5
    Queen Anne
    Macaw

    38.5
    Tall
    Macaw

    27.9
    .
    Dbl. Wide
    Macaw

    97.5
    .
    Freedom Cage
    Cathedral Dome Top
    Playpen Top
    .
    Small
    11.4
    8.7
    Medium
    20.0
    15.3
    Large
    25.8
    21.1
    Extra Large
    41.3
    32.3
    . . .
    Kings Cages, L.P.
    (Napoleon top - figured on
    average height of top
    .
    # 207SS
    12.2
    . .
    # 406SS
    40.1
    .
    # 506SS
    60.0
    .


    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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    Expandable Habitats
    11022 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072
    815-624-6784 or 800-424-6784

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