Parrots are large and intelligent birds that require plenty of space to live in. However, the cage you keep your parrot in is also an important part of their life. You need a large birdcage for parrots if you want to make sure they have enough room for all their activities.
There are many different types of cages available, so it can be hard to know which one is right for your pet. In this blog post, we will go over large bird cages for parrots - what they are, how large they should be, and more!
What is a large birdcage called?
A large birdcage is often called an aviary or flight cage. These large bird cages for parrots come in a variety of shapes and styles. You can find large, tall flight aviaries or horizontal cage designs that provide the same amount of space as an open-air environment with less risk to your pet's safety.
Parrots need plenty of room to fly around, play, and socialize. Aviaries also give birds room to climb above the ground. This means large bird cages for parrots typically have two or three perches that are set above the ground.
How large should a large birdcage for parrots be?
First, it depends on the type of parrot you are trying to house in the cage. There are many different species of parrots and they all have individual needs when it comes to care.
The space needed for a specific breed of parrot will depend on the overall size of the species of a parrot or other bird that you are trying to house. For example, a large birdcage for a love bird would be quite different from that of a birdcage for a blue and gold macaw.
This is because the size of the bird is quite different. Below we have compiled a list of the most common pet birds based on size.
Canaries, Finches, Linnies, Parakeets:
These pet birds are some of the smallest birds you can keep and will not need a cage as large as some of the other species of birds on this list but will still need space to stretch their wings.
Canaries: 3-4 inches
The canaries are one of the smallest pet birds you can keep and will thus need less space than some of the larger breeds when it comes to cage requirements. We recommend the Prevue Pet Products Square Roof Bird Cage-https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/prevue-pet-products-square-roof-parrot-bird-cage-black
Finches: 6-8 inches
Finches will entertain themselves easily as long as you provide them with a wide cage for them to fly around in such as the Prevue Pet Products Small Bird Flight Cage -https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/small-bird-wrought-iron-flight-cage
Parakeets, Budgies, and Linnies: 6-8 inches
These birds are quite fun to keep as they will keep you entertained for hours with the cage antics. Parakeets and other similar sized birds will need a large birdcage such as the Prevue Pet Products Small Bird Flight Cage-https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/small-bird-wrought-iron-flight-cage
Parrotlets: 4-5 inches
Parrotlets are a small breed of parrot that needs a decent area to fly around so they will need a birdcage such as the Prevue Pet Products Small Bird Flight Cage-https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/small-bird-wrought-iron-flight-cage
Ringneck Parakeets, Quaker Parrots & Conures
This size of birds are a great choice for new bird owners as they are a medium size bird with the awe factor of a parrot without the larger parrot restraints. These will need something like the Prevue Pet Products Small Bird Flight Cage-https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/small-bird-wrought-iron-flight-cage
Amazon Parrots, African Grey Parrots and Small Cockatoos
These birds will need a large cage to give them enough space to be able to get enough exercise, have enough space to play and to feel secure in their cage. We recommend some like the Large Corner Bird Cage -https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/large-corner-bird-cage-33x33x72
Large Cockatoos, Blue & Gold Macaws, Scarlet Macaws
These are even larger birds that will need an even larger cage to give them enough room to be able to get exercise, have the space to play, to feel secure and stretch their wings in their cage. We recommend some like the Extra Large Corner Bird Cage -https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/extra-large-corner-bird-cage-61x48x73
How much room does a bird need?
There is no easy answer to that question. Some birds, like large macaws and large cockatiels, need a large cage because they have large body sizes. Other birds, like the smaller parrots and conures, don't need a large cage because they have a small body size. But all birds do need some space to feel comfortable in their home cage.
What is a good size birdcage?
A large birdcage is one that is at least twice as large as the size of an average bird. A large birdcage can range from large to very large, depending on the type of bird and function of the large birdcage. For example, an aviary for a parrot would be large and it would be able to house many types of birds, such as cockatoos.
Large cages offer greater exercise opportunities, more perching possibilities, and often roomier nesting boxes that do not come with the smaller cages. Many large birdcages can be converted to a flight cage by adding a rod in the center to which large perches can be attached.
Should a birdcage be long or tall?
A birdcage should be large enough to offer your bird a large amount of vertical space, but it also needs to be large horizontally in order for them not to find themselves trapped and stressed.
Wider cages give your birds more opportunity for flight while additional horizontal space offers them the chance to jump or hop around without feeling enclosed or restricted in any way.
They should have bars large enough that they can rest on and climb up and down easily. If the bars are too small, your pet may decide that it's easier to just go around them than try to get through.
Is a bigger cage better for birds?
Birds in large cages will spend more time exploring the large area versus spending all their time in just one small corner of the cage. A large birdcage will also offer space to put more perches, toys, and activities to keep your bird occupied.
Can a birdcage be too big?
Yes, a birdcage can be too big for the bird you are trying to house because ultimately the bird wants to feel secure, safe, and at home in its cage. If you provide to large of a cage then you can overwhelm the bird and it will never really feel secure. Also using too large of a cage can make it difficult to remove your bird from the catch to do cleaning or other types of maintenance on the cage itself.
When you go to remove your bird and the cage is too large the bird will fly around the cage too much. This can cause unnecessary stress to the bird especially when it is getting used to its new home. The best option is to research the bird you are getting and ultimately pick out the best cage size for that particular species so that you can provide the best possible home for the bird.
Is birdcage too small?
Yes, a birdcage can be too small if it doesn't provide the bird the necessary room to fly around the cage or to get enough exercise during the day when the bird is active. If the birdcage is too small, it can cause your bird to sit in one position all day which can cause your bird to be depressed which can ultimately lead to an unhealthy pet bird.
You want to provide a cage that has ample room not only for the bird to get its daily exercise but also to make the bird feel comfortable and to provide room for the necessary things that the bird will need to be healthy.
These things are a food dish, water dish or bottle, some toys to play with, plenty of perches, and of course room to spread its wings.
How do I choose a birdcage?
The first thing to do is make sure you have the correct cage size. Parrots grow large, so make sure you buy large enough bird cages for your parrot. There are many types of large bird cages for parrots.
There are either "wood-type" large bird cages for parrots made with treated tree limb poles or wire mesh large bird cages for parrots. If you go with a wood-type large birdcage, it's important that it has treated tree limbs because untreated tree limbs will eventually rot. The perches in this type of large birdcage should be parallel to each other to prevent injury to the feet and toes of
It's best to measure (in square feet) the room where the large birdcage will be placed, and buy one large enough to accommodate this area. But do consider future growth - large bird cages for parrots need to be large enough for your parrot or you can't house it in there.
A large birdcage (for example, a large parrot aviary) should also have features like bar spacing large enough so that the bird cannot stick its head through, perches of different sizes on different
Choosing a large birdcage for your parrots is no easy task. There are many things to consider such as the size, type, and cost of the bird aviary.
What should I look for when buying a birdcage?
Size. There are many large bird cages on the market, so finding one with the right dimensions shouldn't be too difficult. The large bird cage should be large enough to accommodate not just your parrot, but its perches and other accessories as well. If you have multiple large parrots, then choosing a large bird cage that's large enough for all of them will be crucial.
Setup. Setting up the large bird cage is another thing to consider. Choose one with removable parts so it can be cleaned quickly and thoroughly without much hassle. If your large parrot has certain preferences when it comes to perches, toys, and other large bird cage accessories, then choose one with the appropriate features.
Price. Price is another thing to consider when buying a large bird cage for parrots. Large bird cages or aviaries can be rather expensive depending on the material that it is made out of, the overall size, overall build quality, and of course the place you get it from.
Even though these bird cages can be expensive, it is possible to find them on sale during different times throughout the year or even possible to catch them where the store is offering a coupon or special deal.
What type of materials should be avoided when choosing a birdcage?
When it comes to selecting the right birdcage for your bird and your needs, you should definitely consider the material that the cages are made out of. There are several different materials that birdcages are made out of including wire, wood, and different types of metal.
These materials can be safe for some birds and not safe other types of birds. For example, large parrots such as Macaws or African Grey Parrots will chew on wood so it should be noted that if you buy a cage that is made out of wood that over time the bird may cause unrepairable damage to the cage.
This sort of damage will cause you to have to purchase a new cage for your bird which can be expensive and troublesome. If you start with the correct cage to begin with you can avoid some of the issues like this.
Another material that should be avoided is plastic coated wire or metal cages. This plastic coating that is covering the wire or metal can be chewed off and ultimately swallowed which can cause issues with your bird in large amounts.
What cage is best for a parrot?
The best cage for a parrot is one that provides the proper amount of space for the bird to exercise and to live comfortably without compromising on build quality, design or space for your parrot.
If you have a parrot such as an Amazon Parrot, African Grey Parrot or a Cockatoo, you should look for birdcage like the Large Corner Bird Cage https://talis-us.com/collections/bird-cage/products/large-corner-bird-cage-33x33x72
Frequently Asked Questions:
Here are some commonly asked questions.
What size cage does a ringneck parakeet needs?
A ringneck parakeet needs a birdcage that is at least 24″x 24″x 36″ so that the bird will have enough room to spread its wings and get its daily exercise. You can of course go larger to give your bird more space or activities.
What size cage does an Amazon Parrot need?
An Amazon Parrot needs a cage that is at least 24 x 36 x 48 inches for the minimum amount of space. The cage should also feature ¾ to 1-inch bar spacing. You can of course use a larger cage to give your parrot more space to play or stretch its wings.
How big should a birdcage be for 2 Parakeets?
The optimum cage dimensions for a single parakeet is 25 inches long and 25 inches deep. To house two birds comfortably, double the cage size to at least 50 inches tall by 50 inches deep. If you have the cash and plenty of space, go for a bigger cage.
Choosing the right large bird cage for your parrot is essential. It should be large enough to meet their needs in terms of space, but not too large that it becomes difficult to maintain and clean. We recommend you take into account where you’ll house the cage before making a purchase decision.
You can check out our available cages to find the best cage for your parrot or bird. I hope that this blog post has helped you know what you should look for in the right birdcage.