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We always tell our customers to send us an email with information about the cage they are going to buy for their new bird. There are a lot of inexpensive chinese cages our there that are perfectly adequate and a good value for the money. There are also a lot of bad cages that are not only not worth the money but can possibly harm your parrot. Dana from Arkansas sent this email today:
Hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. Mine has went pretty well. Socrates is doing wonderful and enjoyed his holiday as well. The little turkey was able to sample some of the holiday foods (turkey, cranberry sauce, corn, mashed potatoes, etc. ).... enjoyed it throughouly. I'm writing because I have had some unfortunate luck and wanted to hopefully help others if possible.
I bought Socrates' cage before I purchased him, probably a couple of months actually. I got the cage at a bird show here in Arkansas from a company called Country Feathers (www.countryfeathers.net). This cage has never been outside or allowed to stay wet for long even while I've washed it but has many, many rusted areas leading me to believe that below the paint it is nothing but rust. I have covered all the rusted areas to keep Socrates away from them for now until I can find a new cage for him or have his sandblasted (hopefully tomorrow everything will be settled).
I called the company this evening after learning of the poor quality of the cage and they were very quick to get off of the phone when told and didn't offer anything toward the situation, not that I thought that they would. I don't know that this information will help anyone but perhaps if someone does ask you for suggestions about where to get a bird cage please tell them not to look toward these individuals. Can you give me a suggestion as to where I can find Socrates a good quality cage as well as remotely affordable? I appreciate the listening to my venting and I hope this helps someone.
Talk to you soon, Dana :)
Dana, why don't we tell everyone? The problem is not only that Country Feathers sold a cage that has started to rust before it was a year old. Rather, it is that this company would not stand behind their product. We have a problem with this. This is the potential problem you face when you buy a cage at a bird show from an out of town company. At least this company had a web site and a phone number.
One more time...whether you buy a bird from us or not...email us with information about the cage you are considering and we will be happy to offer our opinion. It could save you some grief.
We'll try to write a post on what to expect when you buy the average chinese cage sometime in the near future.
- posted by J-Birds @ 9:16 PM |
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