There are several different topics to decide on before you purchase one of the most important items for your bird. Your bird will spend most of his / her time, day and night in this cage. You must be sure that the cage will not be outgrown. The birds tail should not touch the bottom or the back of the cage while sitting on the perch. Birds like to stretch out their legs and flap their wings. Some experts agree 1-1 / 2 times your birds wingspan is a good space. Canaries and finches and other small birds like to "flutter" from perch to perch making short flights.
Bar spacing is very important for the health and safety of the bird. Horizontal bars are important for the bird to climb and exercise. If the spacing is to small you will not be able to see and enjoy your pet. If the spacing is to large, your bird could get their head stuck and do serious harm. For the small bird cages a bar spacing of no more than 5/8 inches is recommended, while the spacing for large bird cages should have a bar spacing of 1-1 / 4 or more inches.
Bird cage supplies are very important. Natural perches made of woods are also a chew toy for some birds and also serve for exercising the toe muscles. Nut and fruit tree branches are good to use, also magnolia, elm, even grapevines, dogwood and ash can be used. Cotton rope helps the bird to travel and explore inside the cage and is great for a perch. The mineral or concrete perch gives your bird a place to groom the nails and beak. Water and food dishes come in a variety of materials. High-impact plastic, stainless steel, and crockery are good choices, just use the appropriate size dishes for your bird. Clean and disinfect daily.
Place dishes where they are easy to remove, clean, refill and replace. A water dish or a water bottle like those used for hamsters and guinea pigs can be used, just make sure your bird knows how to use the bottle. A nest box may be needed for smaller birds to hide and for comfort and privacy. When hung from the top of the cage and are easy to clean.
Bird cage accessories and toys of a wide assortment are available. These will entertain the bird while allowing exercise. Feather plucking and being loud is just a few of the problems of a bored bird. Cage placement is also a way to help your bird feel that they are part of the family. Of course the type cage your purchase will decide the type of stand, unless you have decided on a hanging bird cage. To pick for a stainless steel, wooden, bamboo, large, small, antique or decorative cage will be influenced by your furniture and which room the bird will be kept.
Source by Debra Atkins