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Finding a Bird Cage

Finding a bird cage that is right for your pet bird is an important process. Anyone with a bird for a pet needs to have a place for it to safely roost. In most cases, this will be a bird cage, although a larger bird may require an avairy. There are almost as many types of cages as there are varieties of birds. Most cages are made of metal, such as wire, zinc, chrome, brass or stainless steel. Finding a bird cage that is suitable for your bird will depend on the breed and size of bird, as well as some other factors. Finding a bird cage starts with looking at the materials from which cages are constructed. A bird cage may be made of wire, which is generally the least expensive type of cage, or other metals. Some bird cages may need assembly while others come permanently welded together. Generally cages that are welded are much stronger than assembled cages, making them more appropriate for larger birds. The highest quality bird cage is one made from stainless steel. This is the safest material for cage construction, since it will not rust or chip. Stainless steel is very strong and will withstand even the strongest beaks. Depending on the type of materials, species of bird, and your climate, a bird cage can be used indoors or outdoors. Keep in mind where you will be housing your bird when finding a bird cage. Birds should not be kept in the kitchen, due to danger from fumes and flame; they should also not be placed directly in front of windows or in drafty areas. When it comes to finding a bird cage, you should always invest as much as you can both in terms of financial expense and space allotted for the cage. Ensuring that the cage is the right size for your bird can help alleviate many behavioral problems. How much time your pet bird spends in his cage may vary depending on the species and your environment. Your bird may spend most of his time in his cage or only use his cage at different times throughout the day, using a perch the rest of the time. The more time your bird spends in his cage, the more important size will be. Size is a very important issue to consider when finding a bird cage. The cage must be large enough to accommodate the size and activity level of your bird. At the very least, the bird should be able to extend both wings inside the bird cage. The bars must be able to withstand biting. The spacing between the bars is also an important safety issue. The bird should not be able to fit her head between the bars, to prevent her from getting trapped. In addition to finding a bird cage of the proper size, with bar spacing to prevent your bird from getting his head through the bars, be sure the bar size is appropriate. Bars with a larger diameter are stronger. This is especially important with larger psittacines; always make sure the bars are stronger than the bird. Some bird cages are easier to clean than others. Removable grids and litter trays are convenient features for cleaning. Finding a bird cage that is right for your bird as well as right for your situation will make life more pleasant for you and your bird.

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