The cage is your beloved parrot’s home. Any living being should have good home so you have to be sure that you can provide your parrot with the best conditions. Also if you choose the parrot cage wisely than you will avoid some parrot care problems that can appear in the future.
The parrot cage should be the largest expense after practically buying the parrot. The parrot is going to spend a lot of time in the cage so you’ll have to choose the right one for your pet. There are three parrot care issues that you should take in consideration when you are deciding to buy a parrot cage. The most important parrot care issue is you bird’s safety. There are many cases where parrots get injured or killed because of improper caging.
Safety – Like I already said safety is the most important thing when choosing a parrot cage. You can find ‘knock down’ cages on the market. You buy one of those than you’ll have to examine it very well to see if there are any pieces that can be easily removed by you parrot. If there are I don’t advice you to buy this kind of parrot cage because the little pieces can be swallowed by you parrot. The majority of parrot cages I have seen in pet stores are built from different metals like wire, stainless steel, zinc. From what i found so far the wire parrot cages are the most economical. But you mustn’t forget to inspect the cage regularly for broken welds or broken wires.
You can find metal parrot cages at medium prices on the market. These parrot cages are built in a variety of metals shapes and 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 cages is that they will never rust or cause metal poisoning. So i think that 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 can ensure you that you’ll never have to replace it. One important safety issue is the 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.
Size – another important aspect for a parrot cage is its 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. The component of the parrot cage is the last but not least of the important aspects when buying parrot cages. Swing out feeders is a good way to feed your parrot especially the aggressive ones.
You can also buy 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 big 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 ad some new components so the parrot won’t be able to open the door anymore.