The right cage for your bird!

The right cage for your bird!

Selecting the right cage … prior to bringing your Parrot home
This is the first major purchase before selecting your new Feathered Friend.

There are a number of designs and styles available that we will happily help you choose the right one for your bird. A simple design will be easier to clean and maintain.
A parrot will treat it’s cage as it’s own territory and will happily spend majority of the day in it. The same as we do in our home. A cage is never be too small as a bird must be able to spread it’s wings freely without touching either sides of a cage.

Cage preparation prior to housing your bird…
Wash your cage down with 1part water to 2 parts white vinegar. Spray on the entire cage rails n wired areas. Leave for 15 mins and rinse off. Best to do outdoors if you can before assembling it.
Always assemble indoors incase your selected cage doesn’t fit through a doorway.

At the bottom of the cage should have a slide out rail that sits above the bottom tray.The tray needs to be covered with something that can be changed daily. The best covering is old newspaper, as its readily available in ones home,so that it can be changed daily.

Location of the cage is also very important…
Birds are very sensitive to fumes and gases.
Should you notice a smell or fumes move the cage to another room with good ventilation. Fumes are a source from cleaning products: Aerosol sprays, new paint, cigarette smoke, Teflon cookware, cooking gas, self cleaning ovens and car exhausts, etc.

Cages should not be positioned in the kitchen as fumes from everyday cooking can prove fatal.

Cages should not be placed in the window or near door ways because of the risk of draughts. Never to be placed in direct sunlight where the bird may overheat.

Best cage perches to use..
Remove dowel stick perches that come with the cage, as they provide no stimulation to your birds feet. Replace with a dead gumtree branch to suit the length. As the branch has different thicknesses, it benefits your birds feet.
You can also have one placed across the top corner section as birds like to roost in the highest peak of a cage if there is that area provided for them.

One very important method securing the door. The best and fool-proof method is by using a small padlock/clip.
Last thing you don’t need is someone in the home letting your bird out unexpectedly.
Even your bird learning that itself…..after you’ve been showing them unaware though,every time they come out. Birds watch everything you do!


Hi, Welcome to our site! We have been breeding & raising birds for 18yrs. Hope to assist you with a gorgeous hand raised pet bird for your next family addition!