Vision Home for Birds
Vision® Home for Birds
If you’re in the market for a bird cage, there are several basic factors you should consider before buying. Providing the proper environment for your companion bird is vital in maintaining both physical and mental health. Your bird’s cage should be his refuge, a place of comfort, security and discovery. HARI is proud to stand behind the Vision home for birds. Years of thought, research, and extensive trials have resulted in a bird cage that is both practical as-well-as bird and family friendly. The perfect blend of design and function, Vision responds to the needs of both you and your companion bird. There is a Vision cage suitable for most small Passerines and a selection of small Psittacines. They are recommended for bird species as listed due to their natural behaviors and not by size of bird. All Vision cages are HARI approved.
Vision, not your ordinary bird cage! Spend less time cleaning, and more time enjoying your bird.
Vision Bird Cage Key Features
The ideal bird cage should have the following features at the very least. It should:
- Be large enough to house your bird comfortably
- Minimize messy seed and waste spillovers and be easy to clean
- Be made of safe, non-toxic materials that will stand the test of time
- Withstand frequent biting
- Allow easy access to birds
- Have feeders and perches that are bird-friendly and easy to access
Perfection is in the Details
When Hagen bird cage designers go to the drawing board, they take the above checklist with them to guide them through the creative and design processes. This ensures that the final outcome produces a bird cage that delivers a pleasant and convenient overall experience for both birds and keepers.
Bird-keeping, after all, should be about comfort and convenience for birds and bird-keepers alike. This is what Vision bird cages are all about–the convergence of many features for the benefit of two: you and your bird.
The cages are made in environmentally friendly conditions, using the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with emphasis on low-waste pollution. They are made of low-carbon, rust-resistant wire with a lead- and zinc-safe paint finish. This ensures that birds enjoy a safe, secure and comfortable home.
Innovative “No Drawer” Cage Design
- Simplifies cage cleaning
- Cage detaches from base for fast, easy maintenance
In standard cages, bird waste often misses the drawer, instead slipping in-between the drawer and the base, forcing the owner to dismantle the cage in order to clean the base and drawer, often a time consuming and messing process.
With the Vision home for birds, we’ve eliminated the drawer. The “no drawer” cage design simplifies cage cleaning – simply unclip the base from the cage and empty the contents of the base directly into the waste bin. The base has ridges that allow air circulation and prevent mildew. It couldn’t be simpler!
Unique Deep Base with Debris Guard
- Deep base accommodates multiple types of litter
- Eliminates mess – helps retain waste inside cage
Wide Double Pivoting Front Doors
Vision cages come with large front double doors. They open towards the inside and serve as a convenient landing pad for birds. The doors work independently, so you can close one and leave the other one open. This comes in handy when you need to handle a bird, because it allows you to reach inside and minimizes the chances of your bird escaping.
- Allows versatile positioning
- Doors individually pivot inward and outward at a 90° angle
- Forms a convenient landing platform
Most perches come in one uniform diameter. So birds using these types of uniformly-sized perches develop the same grasping position. Vision perches have a wavy pattern with varying diameters. So as birds grip them at different perch points, the gripping variations promote blood circulation and prevent foot problems.
- Promotes circulation and helps prevent foot problems (bumblefoot)
- Exterior access, reducing stress during cleaning/maintenance
Exterior Seed / Water Cup Access
The seed and water cups can be accessed from the outside, this way you don’t have to reach in with your hand and stress your birds. There is also an extra single door at the side, dedicated to feeding.
- Double cup compartment
- Allows non-invasive access, reducing stress on birds during cleaning/maintenance
- For easy lifting and transport
Quick n’ Easy Snap-Fit Assembly
- Assembles in minutes
- No screws, hooks, or tools required
What Exactly Does Approved by HARI mean?
Investing in their health. Committed to their future.
HARI’s continuous progress in animal husbandry has resulted in advancements that enhance the quality of captive breeding and maintenance of companion birds. Consulting with Avian veterinarians and technicians worldwide, as well as developing, testing and field trials done directly at the Institute, HARI works to develop superior standards and is responsible for innovations such as Tropican , Tropimix, Prime, Clay-Cal and Vision.
The HARI Approved endorsement indicates that the particular bird product has been developed and/or scientifically researched and tested at HARI, and is of supreme quality for companion birds. HARI Approved bird products, such as Tropican, Tropimix, Prime and Vision are used worldwide and recommended by discerning companion bird owners, elite aviculturists, as well as endangered species breeding and conservation programs.
Budgerigar (Budgies / Parakeets)
Scientific name: Melopsittacus undulate. Family: Psittacidae. Life span: 5 to 10 years. Age at maturity: 6 months. Sexing: Male – Cere (band on nose) is lavender to dark blue. Female – Cere is pinkish-brown to light blue.
Budgies can make wonderful pets. Extremely sociable, they can bring years of enjoyment. Males are excellent talkers and can develop quite an extensive vocabulary; females are often less vocal. Budgies require human interaction as well as play toys to keep them stimulated. Unlike most parrots, budgies prefer to eat on the floor of the cage – Vision’s deep base design, with integrated seed and water Cups at the bottom of the base, accommodates this natural behaviour.
Recommended Vision model for budgies: 83200 (S01), 83250 (M01), 83255 (M02), 83300 (L01).
Scientific name: Serinus canaria domestica. Family: Fringillidae. Life span: 10 to 15 years. Age at maturity: 10 months. Sexing: Unreliable without DNA testing.
Canaries are friendly and gregarious. They do well in groups, however males are not compatible with one another. Males usually sing, while females have more of a chirp. Canaries generally prefer not to be handled, but they will bond with their owner. Compared to other species of pet birds, canaries are less likely to play with toys – but they do love to bathe. If keeping multiply canaries, make sure to select a larger sized Vision cage that can accommodate multiple birds.
Recommended Vision model for canaries: 83200 (S01), 83250 (M01), 83255 (M02), 83300 (L01).
Family: Estrildidae. Life span: 5 to 10 years. Age at maturity: 3 months. Sexing: Some finches are sexually dimorphic, meaning that the males can be distinguished from the females visually. There are hundreds of finch species. They have been enjoyed as pets all over the world, with some having been domesticated for over 500 years. Typically, with these species, the male is the more vibrantly colored or more elaborately marked of the two sexes. Examples of dimorphic species are the Lady Gouldian Finch and the Cordon Bleu Waxbill.
Finches are social birds that enjoy interacting with other finches. They are shy and reserved with humans, and generally do not like to be handled. Finches are less likely to play with toys, however they enjoy bathing. Zebra finches, Gouldian finches and society finches are long-time favorites. Finches love to fly, so they will appreciate as much cage as possible. Ensure that you select the appropriately-sized Vision cage that best accommodates this natural behaviour.
Recommended Vision model for finches: 83200 (S01), 83250 (M01), 83255 (M02), 83300 (L01).
Scientific name: Agapornis (the lovebird genus comprises nine species of which five are monotypic and four are divided into subspecies). Family: Psittacidae. Life span: 10 to 15 years. Age at maturity: 8-12 months. Sexing: Via DNA or endoscopy.
Lovebirds are inquisitive, active, curious and intelligent birds. They have the full personality of parrots while being easy to house because of their size. Many people believe lovebirds must be kept in pairs. This is simply not true. A single lovebird makes a better pet because it bonds to you rather than to another lovebird. They require large amounts of stimulation to avoid boredom and destructive behaviour. Provide plenty of toys and interaction. Be sure to select the Vision cage and wire spacing specially suited for your lovebird. Although all of the Vision cages are suitable for lovebirds with regards to interior space, it is recommended to consider the larger sized wire when purchasing the cage. Typically, due to boredom some lovebirds will have a tendency to work at whittling down the wire and/or any object available, as they have relatively strong beaks.
Recommended Vision model for lovebirds: 83310 (L11), 83315 (L12).
Scientific name: Nymphicus hollandicus. Family: Cacatuidae. Life span: 10 to 20 years. Age at maturity: 6 months. Sexing: Adult cockatiels are sexually dimorphic. Typically evident about six to nine months after hatching. The male loses the white or yellow barring and spots on the underside of his tail feathers and wings. The grey feathers on his cheeks and crest are replaced by bright yellow feathers, while the orange cheek patch becomes brighter and more distinct. The face and crest of the female will typically remain mostly grey, though also with an orange cheek patch. Additionally, the female commonly retains the horizontal barring on the underside of her tail feathers.
Cockatiels can be very gentile, affectionate and docile. They are the second most popular pet bird after the parakeet. They are well-known for their bright, pumpkin orange cheek patches, regal yellow crests and their long sleek tail feathers. They are very flexible and adaptable birds, making them excellent pets provided they are handled and tamed at an early age. Cockatiels will solicit attention by climbing on cage bars, by chirping, singing, displaying feathers and banging toys on the cage bars. Cockatiels have a moderate activity level compared to other species of parrots like conures and lovebirds. It’s important to keep your bird’s cage filled with a variety of toys that can be chewed on, shredded apart, moved and tossed. A large enough Vision cage should be selected to accommodate toys and perches without ever overcrowding. The cage must have horizontal bars to facilitate a climbing cockatiel.
Recommended Vision model for cockatiels: 83310 (L11), 83315 (L12).
Scientific name: There are several species of parrotlets, but only two are commonly found in the pet trade, the Pacific parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) and the green-rumped parrotlet (Forpus passerinus). Family: Psittacidae. Life span: 10-15 years. Age at maturity: 6 to 12 months. Sexing: The sex of most species of parrotlet can be visually seen or determined by colour – does not require surgical or DNA testing.
Often termed “pocket parrots”, Parrotlets are some of the quietest members of the parrot family and do best when kept as a single parrot in the household. They have the personality of a “large” bird in a small bird’s body. They are colourful, outgoing, comical, curious, and intelligent birds. They will repeat words and simple phrases, but are not known to be the best talkers. Parrotlets will bond with the person that spends the most time with them and not necessarily the person feeding them. Parrotlets might be small but that doesn’t mean that a small cage will do. A spacious wide cage is ideal. These are active birds that need their play space and plenty of toys to keep them busy. Parrot kabobs and other shreddable toys are parrotlet favorites, and they also like swings and boings. They like to sit high in their cage. A large enough Vision cage should be used to accommodate this natural behavior.
Recommended Vision model for parrotlets: 83250 (M01), 83255 (M02), 83300 (L01).
Scientific name: Bolborhynchus lineola. Family: Psittacidae. Life span: 10-12 years. Age at maturity: 5 to 8 months. Sexing: Via DNA or endoscopy.
Also sometimes called the barred parakeet because of the irregular black barring seen on its otherwise green plumage, which tends to be more yellowish on the head, Lineolated Parakeets are about the size of a budgie or lovebird, with a calmer disposition than either pet bird and are highly social. While they are not noted as an especially loud species, it is worth mentioning that Lineolated Parakeets, like all hookbills, are true parrots – and as such, they do have the ability to produce rather noisy vocalizations at times. They can also make excellent talkers, and have delighted people throughout the years with their ability to amass impressive vocabularies of human words. A spacious Vision cage with close bar spacing and a variety of toys is recommended. Linnies love to climb, offer them swings, dangly toys and rope perches to accommodate this natural behavior.
Recommended Vision model for lineolated parakeets: 83250 (M01), 83255 (M02), 83300 (L01).
When planning your purchase be sure to select from the following cage sizes* according to your bird species, number of birds and available space within your bird room. *Note: Not all cage sizes are available in all markets.
S01: BUDGIES • CANARIES • FINCHES
M01: BUDGIES • CANARIES • FINCHES • LINEOLATED PARAKEETS • PARROTLETS
M02: BUDGIES • CANARIES • FINCHES • LINEOLATED PARAKEETS • PARROTLETS
L01: BUDGIES • CANARIES • FINCHES • LINEOLATED PARAKEETS • PARROTLETS
L11: COCKATIELS • LOVEBIRDS
L12: COCKATIELS • LOVEBIRDS
(L x W x H)
|Horizontal Wire||Vertical Wire||Wire Spacing
(center to center)
|83200||S01||45.5 x 37 x 51 cm||1.6 mm||2.6 mm||12.3 mm|
|18″ x 14.6″ x 20″||0.06″||0.10″||0.48″|
|83250||M01||62.5 x 39.5 x 53 cm||1.6 mm||2.6 mm||12.3 mm|
|24.6″ x 15.6″ x 20.9″||0.06″||0.10″||0.48″|
|83255||M02||62.5 x 39.5 x 87 cm||1.6 mm||2.6 mm||12.3 mm|
|24.6″ x 15.6″ x 34.3″||0.06″||0.10″||0.48″|
|83300||L01||78 x 42 x 56 cm||1.6 mm||2.6 mm||12.3 mm|
|30.7″ x 16.5″ x 22″||0.06″||0.10″||0.48″|
|83310||L11||78 x 42 x 56 cm||2.6 mm||3 mm||20.5 mm|
|30.7″ x 16.5″ x 22″||0.10″||0.12″||0.81″|
|83315||L12||78 x 42 x 93 cm||2.6 mm||3 mm||20.5 mm|
|30.7″ x 16.5″ x 36.6″||0.10″||0.12″||0.81″|
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