Characteristics of the cage – Parrot pet

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Choosing a cage for a pet parrot

The cage of your parrot must be functional above all, as well for you who take care of it as for him who lives there. Of course, the more spacious the cage, the more pleasant the living conditions of your companion will be.


Main Features
The cage in any case, should be considered as the place where your parrot will sleep, so it is a bedroom and not the place where he will spend his life. Do not hesitate to build a play area for him outside his cage on which he will have plenty of time to do acrobatics and exercise.
The parrot is a climbing bird, be sure to offer it a cage with horizontal bars: it will climb more easily …
In addition, provide at least one door large enough so that accessories can easily enter and exit the cage and that cleaning can be done easily.
Some cages are equipped with an opening on the top allowing your companion to get out of his cage and be high: he will feel safe in this position.
The bottom of the cage must have a removable drawer allowing daily cleaning of dirt and waste that will be there.
The minimum dimensions of the cage are in direct relation to the size of the bird. It must be able to beat its wings in peace and its tail must not rub against the walls:

Parakeets, Lovebirds, Touis …
For small parrots, a cage of 30 cm x 40 cm for a height of 40 to 50 cm is sufficient for a couple.

Cockatiels, medium-sized parakeets
The minimum dimensions will be 50 x 70 cm for a height of 60 to 70 cm for a couple.

Amazons, Gray of Gabon and Cockatoo
For large parrots with a short tail, a cage of 60 x 70 cm with a height of 70 cm will be perfect.
A pair of Gray from Gabon will need 1 m3 to reproduce. The Amazon couple need 2 m3.

Macaws
The size of the bird as the dimension of its tail requires a space at least equal to 1.20 in length, width and height.

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