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    The Best Out of Cage Time for Parakeets

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Parakeets are an extremely popular pet bid choice. A lot of owners choose to let their pet parakeet out of their parakeet bird cage. This is great for parakeets, and for owners too. The following is a guide to making sure that the time spent outside of the parakeet cage is spent well. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Why Fly?
    A pet parakeet should be let out to fly because that is what nature intends them to do. It is common to see younger parakeets in their parakeet bird cage flapping their wings intensely because they have the urge to fly. An older pet parakeet could do this too if not given a good amount of exercise. It is unfair and unnatural to keep the bird in its parakeet cage all the time.

    Times
    Find a good time each day for the bird to fly outside of its parakeet cage. Long periods of flight are preferable. If at all possible, hours of flight time outside of the parakeet cage is good. Make sure that windows and doors are closed. You do not want your bird to fly out of the house! Some birds may be a little timid when first let out of the parakeet cage but they will soon come to enjoy their free flying time.

    Safety
    The pet parakeet should be safe when flying outside of the parakeet bird cage. The room you let the bird fly in should be free of risks. Check that your houseplants are not poisonous to your bird. All drawers and cupboard doors should be closed. Make sure bins are covered properly. There should be no sharp objects around and fans must be switched off.

    Back to the Cage
    Many birds return to their parakeet cage willingly for food. You should try to avoid forcing the bird back into the cage. To encourage them back you could dim the lights as this indicates time to retire for the night.

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