Cages for small birds can often be carried by hand, but if you have larger birds in your family there is a good chance that its cage is on wheels. Without a set of those great inventions from our stone-age ancestors your macaw’s cage might require a small team to relocate it across the room. Wheels make it easy to maneuver the cage wherever it needs to go to make it easy to clean up after those messy birds.
Replacement Bird Cage Wheels
Over time wheels break or get worn down and need to be replaced. Here are a couple of options for retreading your bird cage.
Housables offers a set of 4 caster wheels that should work as replacements for your large bird cage. The casters feature 3 inch (7.5 cm) non-marring, thermoplastic rubber wheels. Each wheel can handle up to 150 pounds (68 kg) of weight. These wheels produce quiet movement on hard surfaces and swivel 360 degrees. Two of the casters have brakes so you can park your cage securely. A double lock keeps the wheel and the swivel mechanism in place for added stability.
These casters by Housables are constructed with 2 inch (5 cm) wheels made of solid rubber. They are available in a set of 4 and each caster can carry a load of 150 pounds (68 kg). Their double locking mechanism locks the swivel and wheel in place. All four wheels are equipped with a brake to keep your cage in place. The wheels roll smoothly on hard surfaces for quiet and easy movement with minimal effort.
Benefits of Replacement Bird Cage Wheels
- Minimize heavy lifting – Without wheels, you will still need to move your cage to clean around it. This will entail using some muscle power if you are dealing with a large bird cage. A much better solution is to refit your cage with some new wheels.
- Inexpensive alternative to a new cage – If a wheel breaks on your bird cage you could always just go buy a new cage. I would suggest that spending a few dollars on a set of wheels is a much more economical alternative.
Things to think about when buying Bird Cage Wheels
- Solid construction – The wheels themselves should be constructed out of heavy-duty rubber or plastic. Rubber will hold up to more use and is the preferred material if your wheels will be holding up any substantial weight.
- 360-degree swivel – The ability of the wheels to swivel will make it much easier to move and position your bird cage. It’s best to have all four wheels swivel so you are unrestricted as to the direction you can move the cage.
- Locking mechanism – Wheels that lock in place are a great safety feature. Once your cage is in place, lock the wheels to prevent any inadvertent movement. This can be especially helpful when you are leaning into the cage during cleaning. A sudden movement of the cage could cause you to stumble or fall.