Stainless steel cages are the “best of the best” bird cages. Unlike more popular powder-coated cages, stainless steel has no coating to chip or crack. Stainless steel bird cages are easy to clean and sterilize and will not rust. Medical or surgical-grade stainless steel also resists bacteria. These cages often cost double or triple what more traditional parrot cages cost, but last a lifetime and won’t need to be replaced. These cages are a great value for those willing to invest for the long term.