The cage is your beloved parrot’s home. Any living being should have a good home so you must be sure to provide your parrot with the best conditions possible. Also, if you choose the parrot cage wisely you will prevent parrot care problems that might appear in the future.
The parrot cage will be the largest expense after buying the parrot. So if you are going to spend some money then be sure to spend it wisely and find a great deal.
Obviously, the parrot is going to spend a lot of time in the cage and you need to make SURE that this cage is the proper one for your bird. There are four parrot care issues that must be taken into consideration when you decide to buy a parrot cage. The most important parrot care issue is you bird’s safety. There are many cases where parrots were injured or killed because of their cage.
I will try to discuss all four parrot care points that you should have in mind when you are going to buy a parrot cage.
Safety is the most important thing when choosing a parrot cage. You can find Knock down cages on the market. If you buy one, you’ll have to examine it very well and check if there are any pieces that can be easily removed by your parrot. If there are then I advise you to NOT purchase the parrot cage. The little pieces can be swallowed by your parrot and most likely will kill him or her.
One important, but often overlooked safety issue, is the cage’s bar spacing. When you buy a parrot cage make sure that the bar spacing is smaller than you parrot’s head. This way you can be sure that your pet’s head won’t get stuck between the bars.
2. Cage Material
The majority of parrot cages I have seen in pet stores are built from different metals like wire, stainless steel, zinc. From what I have found the wire cages are the most economical, but you must not forget to inspect the cage regularly for broken welds or broken wires.
You can find metal parrot cages at a medium prices on the market. These parrot cages are built in a variety of metals, shapes, and come in many different colors.
The most expensive parrot cage that you can find in your search is the Stainless steel cage. The advantages of this type of parrot cage is that they will never rust or cause metal poisoning. If you are ready to make a good deal, buying a stainless steal parrot cage would be the perfect choice. Even if it’s expensive I ensure you that you’ll never have to replace it.
Another important aspect for a parrot cage is it’s size. The best thing you can do is to go to a pet store and buy the largest parrot cage that you can find in your budget range. A big parrot cage gives more freedom to your parrot and it will have a happier life. Keep in mind that the width of the parrot cage is more important than the height. Mostly, your parrot will fly from side to side.
4. Cage Accessories and Components
The components that come with the parrot cage are last on the check list but NOT the least of importance. Swing out feeders are a good way to feed your parrot. These are especially good for aggressive parrots.
You can also buy after market food dishes for you parrot cage. These accessories also come in different styles and colors.
Try to find a parrot cage that has an entry door large enough to get the bird out easily. Remember that parrots are very smart so they can learn how to open the cage doors. If this happens then you will have to take some security measures and add some new components in order to prevent the parrot from opening the door.
Also try to look for a parrot cage with removable litter trays. This way you will clean the cage with no effort and your bird won’t reach the old left over food.
A Good Home Makes a Happy Parrot
If you want a happy and healthy parrot you must provide him with a good home. If the parrot cage meets all the parrot care points that were mentioned above then you can be sure that your pet will live healthy and peacefully.