Bird Accessories: About Bird Cages
Bird accessories are essential for making sure that your bird is kept happy and in good health. You run the risk of causing your pet bird harm without having the necessary bird supplies. Bird cages are vital for keeping your bird safe in the house, and knowing what sort to buy can be very beneficial to your pet.
Before you set out to buy a pet bird cage you should already know where you are going to keep it. The cage should be situated away from direct sunlight, heaters or drafts.
Each pet bird cage comes in a different shape, and which one you require depends on the bird breed you have. It has been claimed that bird cages made in round or dome shapes are not good psychologically for birds. Small birds are better suited to long bird cages, whilst larger birds such as parrots should be homed in taller cages.
When it comes to the size of your pet bird cage, think big. The larger the cage you can afford and accommodate, the better. At the very least, the bird must be able to fully expand its wings inside. Bird cages that are too small are detrimental to the bird’s mental and physical wellbeing.
The lock on a bird cage is very important. If it is not secure enough, it can be quite simple for a bird to unhook the lock and escape. The materials used to make the cage should be non-toxic, such as wrought iron. Painted cages should be avoided as when the paint chips it could be harmful to a bird. It is worth investing a good amount in your bird cage as it will last a longer time. Cheap, plastic cages often do not last too long.
You must also think about how easy it will be to clean the cage. Will you be able to clean the bird supplies inside easily with its layout and shape? Retractable bottoms mean you can change the paper and gravel without any fuss.