Things to Consider when Choosing a Bird Cage

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Birds can make wonderful pets for people who are not able to own larger pets. If you are thinking about buying a bird, then you have undoubtedly thought about a bird cage. Before buying a cage, there are a variety of  factors to think about before making your final decision. This article will share with you what to consider when buying a bird cage.

Size is a very important thing to consider before purchasing a bird cage. Some birds like macaws, toucans, and amazons need very large cages. Others like cockatoos, canaries, and parakeets can get by in smaller cages. Your bird cage should be big enough to allow your bird to stretch its wings and get enough exercise. While size is an important consideration, location is equally important.

Before you purchase a bird cage, you should make sure you have an appropriate location in your home that is large enough to accommodate it. Cages should not be placed near windows. Excessive exposure to direct sunlight can be harmful to your bird. Also, cages should not be too close to heaters or stoves. An ideal spot would be in the middle of your living room.

Another thing to think about when choosing a bird cage is the design. The bars should be spaced well enough so that your bird will not be able to poke its head out and get stuck in them. Also, having a large door to the cage will make access to the bird much easier. Having a design that enables you to deliver food and water from the outside is much better. That way your bird won’t be able to escape the cage when you feed it on a daily basis.

The last major consideration is price. Bird cages come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors. They are also available in a variety of materials such as iron, wood, steel, and acrylic. The price will vary according to the size of the bird cage and the material used to manufacture it. Try to find a cage that is large enough to accommodate your bird while still in your price range. If possible, opt for a metal cage. Birds are messy animals and metal cages are usually easier to clean.