Stainless Steel Bird Cage Sales Rise Despite the Economy according to Avian Emporium

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Parrot owners spend 3-4 times more to get a stainless steel bird cage in hopes it will be the last cage they ever have to buy. In the long run, this move makes perfect sense for a lot of reasons besides just the financial savings.

Stainless Steel Grey Palace Playtop Cage by A&E Cage Co.

Parrots are part of the family and parrot owners who are in the market to get a new cage for their bird(s) are digging a little deeper to get a cage that will hopefully be the last one they ever have to buy.

Avian Emporium, a popular online bird cage supply store, is seeing a huge increase in stainless steel bird cage sales despite the current economy situation. When asked why they think this increase in high dollar cages, they said, “Parrots are part of the family and parrot owners who are in the market to get a new cage for their bird(s) are digging a little deeper to get a cage that will hopefully be the last one they ever have to buy.”

Stainless steel bird cages, while quite expensive, will out last powder-coated wrought iron bird cages hands down. It’s said that powder coated cages generally last about 6 years (10 years if it’s well taken care of and the birds are gentle with it.) But stainless steel cages will last 20-30 years or longer, depending on how well it’s taken care of.

Avian Emporium employees also mentioned that the increase in stainless steel cage sales could also be because more affluent bird owners or those with stable jobs are picking up rescue birds almost daily. Some bird owners lose their jobs and cannot afford to care for their birds, so they end up in bird rescues and/or get adopted by new owners who typically want a new cage for the new member of the family. Especially since the bird cage that may have possibly come with the bird is typically old, beat up, worn out, poor quality, pealing paint, and probably doesn’t match the new owner's home’s décor.

A stainless steel bird cage is not only more durable than its wrought iron counterpart, but when cleaning is involved, it usually only takes mild effort to remove some of the most hard to clean grime that birds seem to produce. Powder coated cages can lose paint chips and expose the wrought iron bars to the harsh acidic excrement that birds leave behind. This attributes to the breakdown of the cage bars and an overall degradation of the cage itself. Stainless steel cages on the other hand, provide a more natural barrier against cage decay and therefore are a better, longer lasting cage.

Quality stainless steel bird cages are made with Grade 304 Stainless Steel. Avian Adventures and A&E Cage Co. are the two popular brands which are considered to have finest stainless steel cages available for pet products. Grade 304 Stainless Steel is hypoallergenic and therefore is safe to have around your children, other pets and, obviously, your bird.

Stainless Steel cages add an air of elegance and beauty to every home. Stainless Steel is so popular currently that all major home and kitchen appliances are being made with this same stainless steel that these bird cages are produced in. Stainless steel offers a warm beauty to your home while allowing you the ease of clean and care. Gone are the days of working hour after hour to clean your cage and make it presentable to your bird.

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