|The renovated (and originally badly planned) breeder cage
It's often cheaper building your own cages than buying one at the local pet store. Not all wire is safe, so there's some precautions
and notes you need to know before you plow head long into birdy home renovations. Despite this, it's easy to make your own
cage as long as you have the right tools and take safety precautions. When buying hardware cloth, make sure you buy a size
that won't trap your birds' heads and make sure to scrub it down REALLY GOOD with vinegar and a stuff brush. Rinse well! Some
places, such as welder shops and furniture manifacturers will powder coat your home made cage for a premium price. It's not
always cheap and in many cases you'd be better off buying a brand new cage. Some people prefer to paint their cages. If you
take this route make sure you use TOY SAFE PAINT. Or NURSERY SAFE PAINT. That way you won't poison your bird if they try mauling
your cage bars :-) .
I apologize for the crappy photos! I have no scanner.