BIRD CAGES

 

Very elegant and decorative bird cages whether Tunisian or Victorian style!

The Tunisian bird cage tyle is called the cage of Sidi Bou Said, in its Arabesque decoration made of wrought iron window called Zlabiya, combined with wood, adorns houses facades in the Medina (old traditional city) and Sidi Bou Said (tourist village). Victorian bird cages have the same features and benefits as open top bird cages.

Tunisian handmade bird cages are very typical and unique. They have a very stylish exotic design all in curves, typical of the Mediterranean region, especially in the southern shore.

The two curved protruding parts right and left that one can open to let the bird in, reflect the lovely traditional Tunisian house windows. A kind of “pregnant window” if one may say so! The cage usually has one dome, one door (the pregnant window!) and a perch.

The cage is called after the well-known exotic tourist village of Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia, close to Carthage in the north-east, with typical white houses and blue windows (same cage window shape), closed inside by wooden louver shutters. 

Sidi Bou Said is known for its extensive use of blue and white. In the 12th century/13th century AD, Abu Said Ibn Khalaf Yahya al-Tamimi al-Beji arrived in the village of Jabal el-Menar and established a sanctuary. He was buried there after his death in 1231. In the 18th century Turkish governors of Tunis and wealthy citizens built similar type residences in Sidi Bou Said. Several Tunisian traditional houses also have this kind of “pregnant windows” either blue or other colors.

During the 1920s, Rodolphe d’Erlanger applied the blue-white theme all over the town. His home, Ennejma Ezzahra, is now a museum.

Victorian bird cages have the same features and benefits as open top bird cages. The only difference is that the top of the cage is in Victorian style. Not only is it beautiful, they give the birds more freedom of movement in and out of the cage.

Almost all Victorian cages are open top and make your birds more places to live. Unlike play top cages, these cages allow your parrot to see and over the cage. They are also equipped with perch, which allows birds to spend most of their time outside the cage and at the same time to be close to food.

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