Advice For Buying Bird Cages
A bird cage is the most essential piece of equipment that you need when keeping a bird as a pet, it is vital however that you choose the correct bird cage for the type of bird you are keeping. When shopping for bird cages, you will be presented with a wide range of different examples, read on to find out more about buying the correct bird cage.
How To Buy a Bird Cage
- When buying bird cages for sale, you should buy the largest bird cage you can afford. The minimum sizes for bird cages are absolutely that and the larger the cage, the better. Remember, smaller birds will need bird cages with the bars closer together to prevent them escaping and/or getting parts of their body stuck.
- Width is more important than height when it comes to choosing bird cages as most birds fly horizontally rather than vertically. Of course, a larger bird such as a parrot will require a taller bird cage. All bird cages should be large enough to allow the bird to freely exercise and spread their wings. Remember that there will also need to be space for bird cage supplies such as perches, feeding dishes and any toys. Add some natural bird cage supplies as well such as branches as perches.
- Bird cages should be ideally be made of stainless steel as they are much more durable that cheap wire or plastic bird cages. Birds such as parrots love to chew on their bird cages so they have to strong. Birds such as budgies, parrots, cockatiels etc. love to climb so buy a bird cage that has horizontal bars as well.
- Bird cages should not only be large enough for the bird but they need to be designed so that they are easy to clean out. The door should be large enough for the bird and large enough to fit you arm through. Removable bird seed and water dishes are very convenient and some of the best bird cages for sale have removable plastic trays.
- Birds with high intelligence such as parrots are very adept at escaping so make sure when buying bird cages that the latch on the door is up to the job. You can search for used bird cages for sale here on Bird Trader.