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Aug 24 2014
07:21:46 PM
The Brisbane Cage from Exotic Nutrition is that a good cage to have? I wanted to know of anyone has one and if so what the pros/cons are of the cage like latches and space.
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Aug 24 2014
08:44:04 PM
sunglider Face Hugger Visit sunglider's Photo Album 669 Posts
I personally have that cage and we like it. If you have two to four gliders otherwise it would be to small. It is a good cage but my tips are one is to zip tie the bottom grate or they can slide the bottom out and escape. That is what happened to us. Also the other see the top little doors on the side make sure that you also zip tie those too. Don't discount it just because of those issues because otherwise we are very happy with the cage. For the money it is a good cage. I happened to find in on Craigslist and got it for an even better price.

If money is not an issue I would go larger if I had to do over again. Like maybe the Congo cage. It is still a good cage. Just saying that I would like a bigger cage.

Hope this help you.
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Aug 25 2014
05:23:54 AM
CLo1227 Glider Visit CLo1227's Photo Album 172 Posts
I use Brisbanes for most of my breeding pairs. I have one trio and I gave them a Congo for added comfort. I love the Brisbane (and the Congo). The doors on these cages are big enough to fit a wheel through. Yes, the side doors (this is true about almost every cage) will need to be secured with a zip tie. The bottom grate as well.

I agree with Sunglider, if your budget allows you to spend more, bigger is better.

Also, check around to see if you can find a better price. I just ordered the HQ flight cage (pretty much the same as the Brisbane) and got free shipping. I also signed up as a member and got 10% off. This was thought Petco and my cages ended being $118 each. Shipping from exotic nutrition tends to be expensive when it comes to cages. Also, make sure you use a 10% off code when you order cages through them. They usually have a code available. Every little bit bit helps.
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Aug 25 2014
10:26:45 PM
Minnesota Zoo Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Minnesota Zoo's Photo Album USA 1997 Posts
I also have this cage that came with my pair last summer.

I would definitely go with the 'Congo' or the 'HQ large sturdy'(same cage different vendors) if space and cost is not an issue.

Like was mentioned above bigger is better. I would not keep more than 2 gliders in this cage. I have 3 in it right now and I feel it's cramped.

They are in quarantine right now(and hopefully moving into the big cages in a few weeks if everyone gets along), Once you get toys, a wheel and fleece in there...there is not a ton of space for climbing and gliding.

I also zip tied the side feeding doors, the grate to the frame and also zip tied the cage to the stand as well.
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Aug 26 2014
07:58:02 AM
Blue Nostalgic Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit Blue Nostalgic's Photo Album 1422 Posts
I agree with all of the above. Just wanted to add that since you mentioned the latches...they are the same (I believe) as what are on the Congo (which I use). My girls quickly figured out how to open them and I have used an extra lock on the two front doors ever since. Some gliders might not try or succeed in opening them and they are good latches, but I've noticed every once in a while that other people have had this issue.

Candy mentioned completely switching out the latches for a window type latch that closes more tightly.
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Aug 26 2014
04:55:16 PM
Kuzco2014 Joey 12 Posts
Okay thanks go all the information. I'll take that into consideration when purchasing. Gotta be careful with those locks!!! Sugar gliders sure are smart.
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Aug 26 2014
06:12:22 PM
CLo1227 Glider Visit CLo1227's Photo Album 172 Posts
I have never had an issue with any of my gliders figuring out how to open the latches. I actually prefer those latches to any others I've seen or had. I have noticed that they do loosen after a while, but I just take a screw driver and pliers and tighten them back up.
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Aug 22 2015
10:25:03 AM
Kel64 Starting Member 5 Posts
Is there a way to lock the wheels on the Brisbane cage?
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Aug 22 2015
01:56:05 PM
jdching Face Hugger 807 Posts
I am happy with my Brisbane cages form Exotic Nutrition. I just have to be careful with the locks, double and triple check that the doors are really locked because sometimes it just looks like they are!
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Aug 22 2015
03:13:17 PM
Candy Cuddle Bear Visit Candy's Photo Album FL, USA 8110 Posts
Kel64 - I am not sure what type of wheels the Brisbane cage comes with but if they are not the locking type you could probably just get another set of wheels with the same type of attachment that are the locking type. They can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.

If you are worried about keeping the cage from rolling you could also get some furniture cups used for protecting floors and place the wheels in the disk to keep it from moving.
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