Selecting the right bird cage is critical to ensure that your bird is safe and happy, keeping in mind that your bird will spend the majority of its time in the bird cage when you are not home. And when you are home the bird cage is your bird’s safe place to rest and distress and sometimes hide from members of the family – like the cat.
Some of the things to consider are...
Making sure your bird cage is safe
Birds can be very inventive, so it’s important that your check that the latches on the cage are secure and also that the gap between the bars is the correct width as you don’t want your bird to escape or be trapped between the bars.
Making sure your bird cage is in a safe place
Ensure that there is nothing that your bird can reach from the cage like a curtain cord, wires or any other things that could be dangerous. Also the stand is important to check and make sure there is no way that it can be easily knocked over, this can be a very traumatic experience if the cage falls over with the bird inside it.
Making sure the bird cage is big enough
Your bird should have enough room to feel comfortable in its environment; some bird cages come with an ability to open the top of the cage so the bird can come out to play in the top of the cage when you are at home to keep an eye on them.
Making sure that it looks good
Make sure that you are happy with the look of the cage, as it will be in your living area and it’s important you are happy with the way it looks. It’s always good to double check the size of the space you have allocated to put the bird cage, as there is nothing worse than the bird cage arriving and finding that it doesn't fit.