There are a lot of thing to consider when buying a birdcage. When purchasing a new bird cage keep in mind the size of the birdcage, the type of bird you own and where you want the cage. The ultimate test to find out if your cage is perfect for your bird is to give a trial run. If your bird begins to show erratic behavior then it is not comfortable in his cage. Also, stay away from round cages as they have been scientifically proven to harm bird’s psyche.
For the pinnacle of bird comforts make sure your cage has large doors. The bigger the easier it is to clean and gain access to your feathered friend. The cheaper the cage material is, the faster it will deteriorate. Your pet will make quick work of a shoddy cage. And most of all, you can’t have too many perches. The more perches you have the more exercise your birds will get. As far as sizes go, there are few things you should note:
Small: Birds are flying creatures by nature. They need space to move about; just like humans. Small cages are very popular because they can easily fit anywhere inside one’s home, though they can be restricting to the bird living in it. Do not purchase a birdcage any smaller than 18 inches in length, 24 inches in width and 18 inches in height. Anything smaller than these dimensions will be harmful the bird. Match this with a bar spacing of 0.5 inches or less and you can have a comfortable cozy home for your parakeets, canaries, finches or cockatiels. It is important to have a cage with a large width, since pets like parakeets and cockatiels fly side to side rather than up and down.
Medium:The most popular birdcages are medium sized. Perfect for two small birds are one large bird, medium bird cages come in dozens of styles. They are the superlative cages for cockatiels, conures, mini macaws and cockatoos. Just big enough to house them comfortable and fit comfortably in your house. If you are unsure about the size of the aviary and the size of your pet bird; a good way to test things is to have your bird walk around the bottom of the cage. If its wings touch the sides of the cage then it is too small. Generally, the longer the bird’s tale the bigger the cage you’ll need. You will want minimum cage dimensions of 24 inches in length, 24 inches in width and 24 inches in height. Bar spacing should be between 1 and 1.5 inches.
Large:When it comes to pet birds you will want to give them as much space as possible. This is especially true for those who like to keep more than one bird in one cage. Large bird cages should be around 36 inches in length, 36 inches in width and 48 inches in height. Bar spacing for large birdcages should be between an inch and an inch and a half. All kinds of birds will love these bigger cages, but if you own a Parrot or Macaw then a large cage is a must.