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    A guide to bird cage supplies

    ArticleBird AdviceTuesday 15 February 2011
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    Bird cage supplies play an integral role in the health and happiness of your pet bird. From the bird cage to toys, the choices that you make will have an affect on your bird. Follow this guide to bird cage supplies to ensure that your bird get the best out of life.

    Bird Cage
    This will more likely than not, be the first item you’ll look for when you take a visit to your local pet supplies store. Although bird cages are available in different materials, the vast majority these days are made from stainless steel as it is durable and easy to clean. The size of the cage you choose will vary depending on the size of the bird you have. Essentially the bird must have at least enough space to stretch its wings fully. Ideally the more space the better, but remember when looking at bird cages for sale that it will still need to fit in your house.

    Perch

    The perch is where your pet bird will spend most of its time, so it is understandable that this is an important accessory to have. Ideally the perch will need to be placed in the centre of the cage, allowing the bird to stand up right without stooping and be able to access food, water and toys.

    Food & Water
    The food and water supply is the most important factor in your bird’s physiological health. For this reason, when arranging the bird cage you should place the food tray lower than the perch but not directly below, as this can result in bird droppings contaminating the bird food. The same can be said for the water supply regardless of whether you decide to go for a dish or bottle.

    Entertainment
    Just like people, birds need some entertainment in their lives and selecting appropriate toys is key when buying bird cage supplies. Toys should be positioned in the upper section of the cage, spaced enough to allow the bird easy access.

    Cage Security
    Although bird cages come equipped with basic locks, birds can sometimes break though them. A good idea would be to look at padlocks when you are searching for bird cage supplies.
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