The play stand is too big for my house – now what?

We get calls from customers a fairly regular basis asking to return a play standard cage because it’s too “big.” My follow up question will be is too big for the bird were too big for your home? Without fail the answer is always “it’s too big for my home.” 

This begs a couple questions. We take great pains to make sure all of our listings have detailed product dimensions and descriptions “did you read the dimensions before you placed the order?”
So you did read the description?. Did you walk over to the area where cage is to reside with a tape measure to see if it would fit?
You’ve done all that but “it’s just bigger than you thought it would be – it’s too big for my bird” 
Budgies in tree
We’ll take things back and refund money but I’ll always be a little confused about the “it’s too big for my bird” thing. Look at the picture above. It’s a tree that has to be 4-5-6-7 feet in diameter, with lots of very small birds. If all but one flew away would the remaining budgie think “gee this tree is too big for me?” I don’t think so.
My point is we spent a lot of time expressing love for birds while at the same time many of us mutilate them by clipping their wings. We keep them locked in steel cages usually less than 10 ft.² for decades, unless we relinquish them because they’re too noisy or too messy.
Our goal as an advocate for the birds is to help you ensure the best quality of life for caged birds. So if you need to order a bird cage or play stand feel free to reach out to us 877-287-0810 toll free or via e-mail or social media and remember what every carpenter will tell you measure twice and order once
by Mitch Rezman

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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