Choosing a bird cage for your pet bird is very important. When deciding which type or size to purchase you need to take a few things into consideration.

You need to know how large will your pet bird grow. The larger the cage the better it is for your new bird. No matter what breed it is, Cockatiel, Budgie, Canary, Parrot, Cockatoo, etc, all breeds need to have room. Your bird supplier will be able to guide you with this. If you purchase a smaller cage first, it won’t be long before they out grow it and it is only more expense to buy another. Birds need space to be able to move around easily to give them exercise and to help prevent boredom.

Although our Quaker Parrot, Charlie is only small we have changed his cage twice since he became part of our family. We started off with a small average style bird cage but quickly realised he needed a larger one. My son not really thinking, then purchased a taller one that was only a little larger in width than the original one, so it wasn’t long before we had to buy another. Therefore choosing a bird cage for your bird is very important and it is advisable to really think about the size of cage that your pet bird needs when you first start looking at birds for pets. Just have a wander around the pet bird supplies in your pet store and don’t take the first one you see. Charlie loves to sit on top of his bird cage as he loves to be higher than everyone. He can also hop straight onto our shoulder from that height when we put our birdbib on and take him for a walk. We leave his cage door open when we are home and he climbs all over it, both inside and out.

We have kept the original small bird cage incase we need to transport Charlie some time. My son actually went to visit a friend for the weekend and didn’t want to leave Charlie at home on his own, so he put him in the small cage and put it in the back seat of his car with the seat belt around the cage and off they went. Charlie loved it as he doesn’t like to be left out of anything. Once they arrived at their destination Charlie was unlocked and once again able to sit on top of his bird cage. My son’s friends were amazed that Charlie didn’t even attempt to fly away. He loves his cage, after all it is his home.

Source by Lee-ann Simpson