Soltia Aviary


 

Location and Placement

Deciding where your parrot's cage will be located is very important. Placing the cage partially  in front of a window allows your parrot to see outside, which will help eliminate boredom. Your parrot's cage should be in an area where you spend a great deal of time, (i.e. great room, family room). It is detrimental to keep your parrots in a room where they will not get sufficient attention, although some parrot owners who have many pet parrots have a special parrot room.

Choosing the Right Size

Next, of course, is to keep the size of your bird in mind. Larger birds need larger cages, and it is always better to buy the largest cage you possibly can for your bird. Keeping a bird in a cage that's too small can lead to undesirable behaviors such as screaming, biting, psychological disorders, and feather plucking, to name a few. A good cage should be large enough for your bird to walk around comfortably, and fully extend and flap her wings. Don't forget to take into account the space that will be lost when you add your bird's perches, food bowls, and toys! Consult your veterinarian for recommended cage sizes for your particularspecies.

 

Bar Spacing

Another thing to look at when selecting a cage is the bar spacing. Smaller birds, such as parakeets and lovebirds, require cages with bars no more than a half inch apart, to prevent them from squeezing through or becoming stuck between the bars. Many bird owners have been surprised to find that their pets are quite the little escape artists! 

 

 
Shape and Style

The style of the cage is also an important factor. According to some veterinarians, round cages have been found to be detrimental to birds' psychological health, so angled cages are preferable. Many of these cages can either be hung or placed on a stand, and come in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate any species of pet bird.



 

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