Choosing the Right Cage for your Bird- The Basics.
So your thinking about buying a Pet Bird? or does your bird's home need some renovations?
Choosing the right cage for your specific breed of bird can be daunting, costly and stressful!
Once you have decided on what species your buying it's not as hard as you think to cancel out different types of cages which dont suit your bird. Remember your bird is a vital member of your family and the next choice you make can and will affect the physical and mental wellbeing of the bird.
Aside from the size and breed of your bird, the next main factor which contributes to your decicion is 'where' you are putting the cage and how much money you are willing to spend.
There are a lot of considerations you will need to make before you purchase your cage for your bird and if you have any questions that this article will not answer, do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian for more information.
They will be able to direct you to the type of parrot cages you will need for your specific parrot and can provide you with more information about caring for your bird within that cage, such as dietary information and companionship.
You should be able to purchase quality parrot cages for a reasonable amount of money and not have to sacrifice overall care for your bird. This means that you will be able to get a nice, spacious cage for your parrot with little injury to your pocketbook.
On the other hand, you should not simply head towards the cheapest cage you can locate without consulting with the experts first. You will need to ensure that your bird has plenty of room to move inside the cage and that the cage doesn’t feel like a cage at all to your parrot. This requires knowing the size of your bird, for starters.
The Next Step- Sizing It Up!
There are a lot of cage styles entering the market today because of the increase in popularity in terms of people getting parrots as pets. This means that the options for your parrot cages are a lot broader than they might have been in the past and that they contribute to a greater array of parrot needs.
Your bird will spend much of its life in the cage, so it is important that you select one that will keep your parrot healthy and happy. Without a happy and healthy bird, you are simply throwing your money away and doing damage to the life of a beautiful animal. Cages, therefore, are vitally important.
The general rule of thumb is to actually get the biggest parrot cage possible for your bird. You should consider how much space you can spare in your home, first, because the parrot cages will become solid fixtures in it for years.
Your bird should have enough room to swing its tail around and to fully open its wings at their full span. Birds also like to climb and swing around, so make sure there is adequate room for all sorts of motion within the cage.
Still need some help?
If your still unsure about what sort of cage you need, Do a general background check on you breed of bird or visit your local petshop... or even call a breeder. There are lots of people out there who know alot of tips and pointers just from personal experience.
I personally sell a number of different cages at whole sale not retail prices because i know from personal experience how daunting choosing the right can can be and the hard impact it can have on your wallet.
Feel free to email me for advice or just check out some of my listings for an idea on whats out there for YOUR bird.