Stainless Steel Cages are Healthier, Safer, and are a Better Buy
By Taylor Johnson
How important is it to purchase a bird cage made of durable materials? Well, itís just as important as what materials we select for our own homes! For humans, our homes are a sanctuary where we come home to after a long day at work. Itís where we rest and recuperate, and itís where we nourish ourselves and enjoy family time and social gatherings. We take extra care to be sure our homes have hard floors if someone in the family has allergies, for example. We vacuum and disinfect regularly to help keep our environment safe, and we change the filter in our air conditioning/heating system to keep the air clean. For our pets, they become happier, healthier animals when we take the same care in making sure their living arrangements are optimal.
The most important, aspect of buying stainless steel cages is that they are constructed with surgical-grade steel which resists bacteria. Surgeons use this material because it has no pores, or microscopic holes, where bacteria can hide. Buying an enclosure made from this same metal is best because birds can carry life-threatening bacteria like salmonella. These germs can harm humans if they clean the cage or handle the bird and then forget to wash their hands before eating, as one example. Stainless is easy to disinfect and wipes completely clean. Since they are pure metal with no paint coating, they are non-toxic and completely rust-free. Bird owners never have to worry about paint peeling or chipping due to sharp beaks and claws.
One of the next largest problems with other materials is durability. Birds can be extremely hard on their cages, toys, and perches. Stainless steel cages are welded in a manner that makes the seams just as strong as the other parts of the cage. With some other types of enclosures, birds are able to pull bars apart and can choke on the parts, or even get poked by corners that have come loose. With welded seams or sturdy screws in every joint location, feathered friends are kept safe in their habitat. A bird is always happier when it feels safe and secure in its home!
Finally, cost is a factor for those on a budget when deciding between stainless steel and a cheaper material. Steel can cost nearly twice as much as the lesser-quality materials. Lesser quality means that you will end up buying several replacements over the lifetime of your pet versus investing in the best quality from the start. Letís say a parrot lives to be about 30 years old. The cheaper enclosures can cost $300 or more each and for illustrative purposes, letís say they last for about 6 years. The owner will buy about 5 cages and spend more than $1500 over the petís lifetime! The biggest advantage to purchasing top-of-the-line stainless is that involves a one-time purchase and the cage will likely last for the birdís lifetime.
Avian Adventures stainless steel cages are a top pick for bird owners and veterinarians alike due to their superior durability, safety, and cleanliness. They are made with welded edges, so there are no bolts or screws in its design. Make a worthwhile investment in your birdís health by using a stainless enclosure!