Most people think birds are hard to take care of, messy, loud, and a bunch of other negative things. And the truth is, yes they are if you don’t raise them right. But if you take care of them right, they can be the best pet you’ve ever owned. This article will discuss cage sizes for the variety of sizes and strengths of different species.
For smaller birds, such as finches and parakeets, it is ideal to get a twenty-one inch by twenty-one inch cage. The spaces in between the wires for the cage must be small enough so the bird can’t get through or get stuck. If you get your bird’s wings clipped, which you should not do with finch type birds, the wires should be horizontal on at least two sides so the bird can make their way up the cage.
Medium birds, such as cockatiels, lovebirds, and other species that are around this size. The ideal cage size is twenty-four inch by twenty-four, or at least twice the size of the bird’s wing span. As well as the small birds, if the wings are trimmed, the cage should have horizontal bars on at least two sides. The space in between the bars should be small enough so the bird will not get their head stuck.
For big birds, such as conures, amazon parrots, and pigeons, they should have as big of a cage as possible. Just as the medium birds, the cage should be twice the size of their wingspan. It should be big enough to where you can put toys, forging supplies, and perches in the cage while still having enough room to where the bird can still stretch and roam around freely.
For larger birds, such as macaws and cockatoos, it is best that you only have a cage for when there is no one home or for when they sleep. These big birds aren’t recommended for people who have not owned a bird before. They should spend most of their time outside of the cage.