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    Parrot Cage Building Guide

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Whether you have a large or small parrot will depend on whether you need to build a large parrot cage or small parrot bird cage. Along with the joy and fun of owning a parrot comes responsibility and you have to give your parrot the home it deserves. You will find that good quality bird cages are very expensive to buy so lots of people in more recent years have decided to build their own parrot cages. %%AFC-ADVERT%%


    The first thing you have to do when building your own parrot cage is to decide what sort of parrot cage will suit your bird’s needs. You must also make the parrot cage the right size for your parrot while making it fit comfortably into your home. Parrots are large birds so you should build parrot cages to the minimum dimensions of 3 feet by 3 feet. 


    Different parrot cages are supported in different ways, some have legs, some are sat on a stand and others can be hung from the ceiling. For a simple cube shape parrot cage you can begin with two pieces of wire cut the same length and folded into thirds. These pieces of wire will form the sides, top and bottom of the cage. You must use heavy gauge wire to support the weight of any parrot. You can make a door into the cage by cutting a window out of the wire. 


    If you need to make a sturdier large parrot cage then you should construct a frame made out of wood. Then you can attach wire on the inside of the frame. The wood that faces your parrot should be unfinished as you do not want your treasured bird to eat the toxic chemicals which preserved and treated wood contains. 


    Whether you are making a large parrot cage or a small parrot bird cage you must make sure that the cage has been designed with a solid tray insert (a false bottom) so that you can remove it for easy cleaning. To make the parrot cage more hygienic for your parrot you should line the tray with wax paper or newspaper. 


    Adding accessories to parrot cages is also important. Parrots love mirrors, ropes, bells and swings. You can also add perches so that your parrot can move about and sit in different places in his cage. 

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