How to choose a bird Cage

How to choose a bird cage - Cage size - Bar spacing - Top rated cages

Getting the best bird cage for your feathered friend is the biggest decision to make once you have decided on the bird or birds you want, 

This where you will house your new feathered friend so you need to make the cage size, bar spacing etc is suitable.

With all the different sizes, shapes, and models of birdcages available , it’s easy to wonder where to start when shopping for a home for your pet .

Although there are endless choices when it comes to the types of birdcages available, we have listed the main things you need to think about to make the job easier .

See below for our guide on How to choose a bird cage 

including size of birdcages and bar spacing  for the different species  

Bigger is better when choosing the best birdcage for your pet

It is advisable to purchase the largest size cage that you can afford and that will fit in your household space.

Below are some minimum cage size recommendations to help you choose.

When purchasing a cage make sure that the bar spacing is appropriate for your bird.

A cage for a large parrot,  has wide bar spacing  that is no good for smaller bird species. And the same goes when putting a large parrot in a cage with narrow spacing, larger birds need to climb and the narrow gaps would make this impossible.

Please bare this in mind while choosing your cage

Species

Min. Cage Size

Bar Spacing

Small Birds cages

Finches

18″x18″x30″

1/4″ to 1/2″

Canaries

18″x18″x24″

1/4″ to 1/2″

Budgies

18″x18″x24″

1/2″

Medium Birds cages

Cockatiels

20″x20″x24″

1/2″ to 5/8″

Lovebirds

Parrotlets

24″x24″x24

1/2″

Ringneck Parakeets

24″x24″x36″

1/2″ to 5/8″

Conures

Poicephalus

24″x24″x24″

5/8″ to 3/4″

Caiques

Pionus

Jardine’s

24″x24″x36″

5/8″ to 3/4″

 Parrots Cages

Amazons

Mini Macaws

African Greys

34″x 24″ x 36″

3/4″ to 1″

Large Cockatoos

36″x48″x48″

1″ to 1.5″

Large Macaws

36″x48″x60″

1″ to 1.5″

 Keeping a bird(s) in a cage that’s too small can lead to problems such as screaming, biting,  and feather plucking, to name a few.

A good birdcage should be large enough for your bird to walk around comfortably, and fully extend and flap their wings.

With small birds like finches,budgies and canaries they need space to fly rather than walk.

In the 3 links below you will find our favorite top rated cages.

We have sorted them into bird sizes to make your choice easier

                           

Ideal for Finches, Canaries and Small Budgies etc

Find the Perfect Cage for Medium Size Birds

Ideal for Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Small Parrots  etc

Find a Great Birdcage for your Parrot

Ideal for Parrots