Review: Expandable Habitats Cage

April 21, 2011 § 6 Comments

Lola’s new cage finally arrived and was set up in December of 2010!!  It was custom built by a company called Expandable Habitats, who make 100% American-made, 304 medical grade, non-magnetic stainless steel cages.  I have done a massive amount of research into cages and have chosen them based on (1) country of origin [I did not want a cage made in China or Mexico], (2) reputation and references [I spoke to MANY people with EH cages and made sure they had rave reviews], (3) custom options, and (4) quality, safety, and warranty.  When I originally found Expandable Habitats, I wasn’t thrilled with the look of their cages as they are not quite the most aesthetically pleasing cages on the market.  But after speaking with the company and several of its happy customers, I realized that they are not about making furniture-quality or beautiful cages, they are about making safe and durable cages that are fit for parrots and their needs.  I had very high expectations for my cage and they did not disappoint!

Lola's beautiful stainless steel cage!

The details of the cage are as follows:

  • Interior dimensions of 42″ wide by 24″ deep by 36″ tall
  • Exterior dimensions of 43″ wide by 27″ deep by 60″ tall
  • Large front door with one 12 x 12″ door on each side of the cage
  • Heavy duty casters for rolling over carpets
  • A flat top with a frame on top of the cage with a piece of acrylic that slides into it (so that I can put hanging play gyms above and not worry about the interior being soiled but still allowing light to pass through, as well as to protect little budgie toes that might land atop Lola’s cage)
  • Slide out grate and tray
  • Shelf below the cage

The nice and BIG front door!

The interior of the cage

I am so pleased with it, and Lola is LOVING it.  She is so active and curious in it.  It is really a beautiful cage with very clean lines and a streamlined, minimalistic look.  At first this put me off of the cages, but I have grown to love it.  The stainless steel is very high quality, and there is a lot of attention to detail here.  Having had a different custom-built cage before to compare this one to, I am very pleased.

The custom acrylic top that protects little budgie toes!

Months later, the cage still looks like brand new, and Lola uses every single inch of her cage.  I can’t say enough good things about this excellent quality cage as well as the wonderful customer service.  I highly recommend Expandable Habitats!

[This entry has been imported, with some edits, from my previous blog.]


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§ 6 Responses to Review: Expandable Habitats Cage

  • […] hanging out in the middle of the cage watching her run around like a maniac. Since I do not have an amazing acrylic top on their cage I was careful to make sure Juliet took all her toes with her when she […]

  • kelly h says:

    can i be rude and ask how much the extra acrylic top cost and the devider in the budgie cage

    • Coco's Flock says:

      Compared to the cost of the total cage, they were rather small costs. If I remember correctly, both were under $100.

      • Kelly h says:

        Thanks for the info I’m considering getting one for my big beautiful grey, and eventually a split one for the caique and conure the acrylic divider would be perfect

  • Nathalie G says:

    Hi there,

    I know this blog is from so long ago, but I am thinking about purchasing an expandable habitat very soon and was hoping you could post some pictures of your cage? You have a very thorough review, but would like to see the pictures to go along with it (pictures say they are disabled).

    • Coco's Flock says:

      Hi Nathalie, thanks for writing! Unfortunately, my photo host decided to stop allowing me to link my photos. I’m working on setting up new hosting and getting all the photos back up, but it’s a pretty big project. I can send you some photos privately though if you connect with me on Facebook (username Coco’s Flock).

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