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Sandra April 06, 2023

Tips for Choosing the Right Cage

Choosing the right cage is essential to the health and happiness of your parrot. A good cage should provide a safe and comfortable living space for your bird, allowing them to move around freely, exercise, and play. However, with so many options available, it can be challenging to know where to start. In this blog post, we'll share our top tips for selecting the right parrot cage, including the size, material, bar spacing, location, and accessories to consider. Whether you're a new parrot owner or an experienced bird enthusiast, this guide will help you choose a cage that will meet the needs of your feathered friend and provide them with a happy and healthy home.

Top 5 tips for choosing the right parrot cage:

Size: Choose a cage that is appropriately sized for your parrot. As a general rule, the cage should be large enough for your bird to fully extend its wings and move around comfortably. Parrots need plenty of space to move, play, and exercise, so make sure to select a cage that allows them to do so. The BIGGER the BETTER! :D

Material: Select a cage made of a safe and sturdy material. Stainless steel cages are considered the best choice because they are easy to clean and sanitize, and they are less likely to harbour bacteria than other materials. Avoid cages made of painted or coated metals, as these can chip or peel and be harmful to your bird if ingested.

Bar spacing: Consider the spacing between the bars. The bars should be close enough together to prevent your parrot from getting its head or body caught but also far enough apart to allow for good ventilation. 

Location: Choose a location for the cage that is safe, secure, and free from drafts, direct sunlight, and other hazards. The cage should also be in an area where your parrot can interact with the family, but not in a location where it will be isolated or ignored.

Accessories: Consider the accessories you will need to furnish the cage. Perches, toys, and food and water dishes should all be appropriately sized for your bird and securely attached to the cage. You also want to add a bird bath or other accessories to provide additional stimulation and enrichment for your parrot.

With a little research and planning, you can provide your feathered friend with a home they will love and thrive in!