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Since your bird will spend a large part of his or her life in its cage, it’s important to choose wisely. Is it time for a new cage for your friend? Here are some pointers for creating a happy habitat for your bird:

  • Bigger is better: No matter what type of bird you have, purchase the biggest cage possible. Birds need room to maneuver freely about their cages. Since a bird’s primary form of activity and exercise is flying, they need plenty of space in which to do so. A larger cage will provide room for plenty of toys and perches to keep your bird happy, as well as allowing for future growth.
  • Shapes and sizes count: For smaller birds, cage length is more important than height, since they fly from side to side rather than up and down. For larger, long-tailed birds, cage height is crucial in order to give them room to play and stretch without damaging their beautiful tail feathers.
  • Choose correct bar spacing: The spacing and design of the bars on your birdcage is also very important. A cage with wide bar spacing might be fine for a large parrot, but could cause injury to smaller finches or canaries. To avoid injury to your bird, carefully check any decorative designs, doors, or latches that could trap your bird’s wings, beak, or feet.

Remember that birds typically have a longer life span than most pets, so choosing a cage of the highest quality materials available will be worth it in the long run. The staff at Pet Supermarket is ready and waiting to help you choose the perfect cage and supplies for your particular breed of bird.