Choosing A Bird Cage

One of the most popular pet birds worldwide is the bird. Regardless of the bird species they select or the location in which they keep them, bird lovers undoubtedly want to pick a stable and cozy cage for their pets. The choice of a cage that is appropriate for your pet can be difficult because there are so many bird cages on the market in different sizes and designs. To make a sensible choice, one must be informed of the proper and improper usage of their dogs’ homes.

Needless to say birds like more space to move around and as such one should not strictly confine to the size prescribed for the pet. It is always advisable to go for the largest size available in the market to see that your pet has always the luxury of freedom of maximum space.


While considering the shape of the birdcage one needs to remember that most commonly found cylindrical cages are not the best suited for these small flying creatures. Lengthy cages facilitate horizontal flying often preferred by the small birds and as such is more important than the height. Birds seldom fly up and down. Large birds like parrots need to be provided with cages taller in size to suit their habit of climbing up as a routine exercise. The large birds always deserve spacious and bigger cages. Although the cage manufacturers are aware about the danger of incorrect wire spacing of cages, and take adequate care in this aspect one has to ensure that they are uniformly and adequately spaced so as to avoid any danger to the birds by getting caught their heads, wings or beaks inside the wire or bar.


Some of the larger birds like parrots would be best housed in cages with horizontal bars enabling it to climb up with help of their beaks. No such specification need be considered for smaller birds like doves, finches and canaries.


Although pricing is usually a consideration when purchasing a cage, one should avoid choosing bird cages made of less expensive materials as they may end up being dangerous for the pets. To protect these species, the cages must be constructed of non-toxic materials like powder-coated iron or stainless steel. Avoid using cages composed of galvanized wires that contain zinc. The cage should be made with a simple maintenance and cleaning process in mind. Even if they have a unique appearance, certain unusually shaped cages make it difficult to clean them regularly, which is crucial for the birds’ health and sanitation.

There are more considerations besides bar spacing and cage construction material. To prevent endangering these adorable critters, the cage’s doors, locks, and other components should have a nice finish.


In conclusion, selecting the ideal birdcage requires thought and consideration. Doing so will ensure the health, safety, and comfort of your beloved pet birds.


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