Hi, my name is Dan and I am 14 years old. For years now I have been interested in getting birds and recently I managed to convince my parents that I am fully dedicated to taking care of them and they said, as long as I take full responsibility, I can get some for my 15th birthday. I have my eyes on 2 cockatiels as I hear they are good to start with, aren't too noisy (which was one of my parent's concerns) and are able to keep their own kind company while I'm off at school. However, right now I am struggling to find an appropriate cage, which is why I'm making this thread as I was wondering if anyone could give me recommendations. After quite a few tutorial videos and google searches, I have found that most people recommend getting a 36x24x24 inch cage with 1/2 inch horizontal bars as a minimum (I would also like trays in the base for ease of cleaning) but I'm not really having any luck. If anyone could give any recommendations or just point me in the right direction, that would be greatly appreciated. Any other general tips for beginners would be useful as well. When it comes to recommendations, please don't worry about the price as my parents said they would pay for everything as it is a present Thank you again to anyone that helps out!