Tweet Tweet. Who doesn’t love the sound of little birds at daybreak with a cup of coffee in hand? Unless they are pigeons, then I understand. Pets as birds have been regarded as loyal companions adding a melodious tune to your life. Birds like these need a home of their own, and special food just for them. Here is a guide to essential items to keep your pet bird happy.
Bird Cage: How to Pick One
Finding the right birdcage may be daunting with so many options on the market today. They come in a truly wide range of sizes, stand options, and features. However, each bird is unique with different needs. Be sure to find a complete set with bird cage stands included. This will help you save time trying to find the right stand for your cage.
The right bird cage should be just the right size for your little chirper to enjoy. These units have a spacious design for your pet to play around. You will be happy to have one bird cage with perches and feeders included so you don’t have to start from scratch.
In addition, a seed catcher is mounted perfectly in place for them to enjoy. Birds such as budgies, finches, canaries and lovebirds will be happily nestled in a cage that’s not too big but not too small. Now I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re looking to start raising chickens. Although they are birds, that’s a whole different approach.
For larger birds, a dimension of 100.5 L X 72.5 W X 171cm H is perfect. This allows plenty of room to have two pine perches, feeders, and entry doors. Below you can have a removable easy-to-clean tray for pet waste, perfect for your little flyer. In addition, this perfect cage comes complete with a playpen top with ladders, perch and three stainless steel feed dishes. This size is perfect for Cockatiels, Quakers, Conures, Pionus, and Caiques. Tiny birds such as Finches, Canaries, Parrotlets, Parakeets & Lovebirds can enjoy a larger cage too.
For a more aesthetic style, you can go with the hex aviary design. You can choose from a single hex design, which is great for those with smaller backyards, or add flight extensions with measurements of 1.875m x 0.71m to increase the room for your birds. This stylishly designed bird cage comes in colours such as monolith, slate grey, and mist green.
What to Put Inside a Bird Cage
First, it’s essential to consider buying a bird cage with a base that is easy clean up from bird dropping. Materials such as newspaper, butcher paper, paper towels, and paper bags. You want something that lies flat. Having something you don’t need to clean off and can throw away is best. Birds like to perch, so be sure to have perches of different diameters and textures inside the cage. This helps your bird friend exercise and prevents any foot problems. Many natural wood perches come in complete kits when you buy a bird cage and bird cage stand.
Add an easy-to-clean dish for your bird’s food and water. Keep in mind the size of the beak of your birdie. What works for a Tucan may not work for a hummingbird. Choose the best food for them. If your pet bird was in nature, they would find all the worms and bugs their heart desires. However, you don’t need to find those. Choosing the best food for your pet species is not that hard. Some options may include pellets, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and occasional treats. Make sure to keep the food inside the cage fresh.
Finally, keep inside some toys your bird can enjoy. Birds are intelligent and curious creatures that require mental stimulation. Some great ideas are chewable toys, puzzle toys, swings, and bells, to keep your bird entertained and engaged.
Where to Keep the Cage
Birds are pretty special creatures. When looking for a place to set up your bird cage, think about their needs. Birds need to have a dark and quiet place to sleep for 10-12 hours a day.
If you are limited with options, choose a corner with two walls in your home. However the bird cage stands shouldn’t be directly in front of a window, as outside animals like dogs, hawks, or storms will scare them. In addition, the temperature can rapidly change by a window and cause your birdie to swelter in the heat.
It is not recommended to keep bird cages in your bedroom. Still, it all depends on the species. For example, cockatoos are very dusty animals and might cause some breathing or lung issues for you later. As with keeping any pet inside, it’s always recommended to get an air purifier to keep your air healthy and free of any dirt.
Which Size Bird Cage Is Best for My Bird?
Choose a cage that provides enough space for your bird to move around, stretch its wings, and well, be a bird. The cage should be large enough to have inside perches, toys, feeding dishes and water dishes comfortably.
It’s Time to Have Fun With Your New Bird
Your happy little bird will keep singing for your as you keep him happy in their environment. You can be confident with good preparation your bird will last many years. Have you decided which special birds to try?
Birds such as parrots, cockatoos, finches, quail, doves, pigeons and ducks are very common in Australia. However, remember that these can never be caught in the wild and then kept as pets, that’s illegal. You can find all of these selections and more at any local pet store. Now go and have fun with your new pet.