Ahhh… Home tweet home.
Choosing the right cage for your birdie to nest in, is an important part of being a bird-lover. As the place where he’ll spend the majority of his time while you’re away, you’ll want your flying monkey to feel ‘there’s no place like home’. His feathery flat, after all, is meant to make him feel safe and protected during times of stress or discomfort: A happy home, for your little Harley.
So, here’s what to look for in a bird home:
Singing of safety.
The space between the cage bars should be small enough to prevent injury as well as escape. You’ll also want to make sure the area around the cage is free of wires, cords, plants and other household dangers, for bird’s sake.
Standing up to cheeky beaks.
Curious birds with too much time on their wings can spending hours testing their beaks on one area of the cage. So, it’s important that the cage you choose is strong enough to stand up to ol’ Beaker’s efforts.
Preventing a jailbird escape.
In many cases, a bird’s curiosity and determination can be strong enough to break him right out of jail – er, his cage, that is. Depending on the target of your Amazon’s attention, his beak-work can actually teach him to open a latch on the cage, snap an unstable bar or find that secret exit next to a poorly positioned food dish. Long story short – make sure the cage is secure, folks.
Providing space for perching and playing.
Your mini maverick should be able to move freely around his home, without bumping his head and wings on side panels, perches, cups and toys. If possible, we recommend purchasing the largest (species-appropriate) cage you can afford. A large cage will also make sure healthy exercise and toy time can take flight.
However, if you don’t have enough space for a big cage, or if it’s not in your budgie – oops, budget – simply give your Small Conure more playtime outside of his cage.
Looking good. Looking real good.
Don’t forget, the cage you choose will be as much a part of your Parrot’s life as your own – so why not make it a good-looking go-to? After all, you should feel great about displaying the cage in the room where your family spends the most time. One of the healthiest things you can do for your wingman is allowing him to interact with his human family, as much as possible.
Here’s to a cage you and your feathered friend will love coming home to. Chirp, chirp!