Big Bird Cages
If you’ve read anything about bird keeping, you know that parrots need a big bird cage. Space is needed to house the parrot, food dishes, watering dishes, toys, perches, accessories and swings. The parrots themselves can take up quite a bit of room, depending on the breed. Amazon parrots for example can reach 3 feet in length.
While everyone agrees that parrots need a large bird cage, the question remains, how large is large enough? The answer: it depends on the size of your bird. In general you want your parrot to be able to stretch his wings without hitting either side of the bird cage.
The proper size also depends on the number of birds you plan to keep in each birdcage. The more birds you have the larger the parrot cage should be. If you want an exceptionally big bird cage, consider purchasing custom bird cages, which can be made to match any measurements.
Big Bird Cage Setup
When it comes to the happiness of your large bird, the cage set up is important. There are several items you need to have in order for your big bird terrarium to be comfortable for your pet.
It can be difficult to find a big bird cage at a traditional pet store, due to limited storage room. As a result, it is easiest to purchase a big bird cage directly from a manufacturer. Custom Cages is an excellent choice. They offer a number of large bird cages at reasonable prices.
The Suncatcher bird aviaries come in 3 feet, 4 feet, 6 feet, 8 feet –up to 12 feet in diameter. Many of the Hybrid birdcages are enormous, with one the largest models spanning 72"H x 144"L x 48"D.Even these large models come with pull out trays, making clean-up a breeze. Castors can be added to the bottom of the birdcage for easy transportation.
For a comfortable cage, provide a variety of places for your bird to perch on around the cage. To keep your large bird happy, you should place different width perches around the cage since a bird’s feet need to adjust to different widths regularly to keep the joints flexible, or serious foot problems can develop.
The ideal cage set up should have plenty of perches for the number of big birds in your cage, but not too many that it is crowded. Having different levels of perches is ideal, the bird will gravitate to the higher ones but will enjoy the options once comfortable in the space. Too ensure that your large bird is safe make sure you purchase perches are large enough to support your bird.
Toys are a great energy outlet for your large bird. To help you choose a good toy, try to imagine what they would do in the wild. Birds have a need to chew, they do this in the wild to survive and during nesting. Choose toys that allow your bird to chew, shred
and ones that have loose strings.
One popular toy that is widely chosen is bells. Bells make a sound that entices the birds and give them the opportunity to grab the clapper which they seem to enjoy. Some birds have even been known to wear them as a hat.
Taking Care of Your Big Bird
1. Physical health. If you do nothing but sit on the couch all day what happens? You become listless, unhealthy and out of shape. Well, that’s exactly what happens to your bird. As a result, a large bird cage is important because it allows your pet to move around and stretch his muscles.
2. Mental health. A parrot that is cooped up in a tiny bird cage will become depressed and sullen. He may develop self-mutilating behavior such as feather plucking and toe flicking. If you want your parrots to be happy, be sure they have large bird cages to call home.
3. Reproductive health. Interested in becoming a hobby breeder? Large bird cages are a must. Birds that are able to exercise and are happy will be much more fertile than overweight, depressed birds.
How To Clean Your Big Bird Cage
When it comes to cleaning a large birds cage, you’ll need the basics—water, cloths and some type of non-toxic clea
ning solution. Wipe the bird cage down at least weekly and deep clean monthly. Be sure to disinfect the bird-supplies as well. This includes perches, water dishes and feeding equipment. A dirty parrot cage will only make your big bird sick.
We all know that bird ownership is a big responsibility. And finding the time required to keep your big bird enclosure clean, can be a huge challenge. Consequently, you need to find a birdcage that is easy to sanitize.
The bird enclosures offered by Custom Cages are extremely simple to clean and maintain. All cages, including finch cages, canary cages and lovebird cages, come with a pullout tray to remove soiled bedding, fallen food and debris. Disposable liners also fit nicely in the bottom of these trays, so all you have to do is remove the dirty layer and throw it away. These big bird cages also have a pull out floor, which means you can crawl inside to scrub those hard to reach spots.
About Custom Cages
The Majestic, Hybrid and Suncatcher bird cages offered by Custom Cages, are large, functional and attractive. They provide your pet with plenty of room to stretch. Some of them are so large they are more like a bird aviary than a parrot cage. Despite their size, moving these large bird cages from place to place is extremely simple. These customized bird cages come with casters, so all you do is wheel the parrot cage from room to room. This is especially helpful if you want your pet to catch those early rays of sunshine that stream through the windows. Even these large bird cages can be fitted with hoods and stands, which contain removable shelves. These shelves are perfect for storing your bird supplies
Custom Cages has a relentless commitment to quality, standing behind our products, and constant innovation that has allowed the company to flourish to over 50 employees and growing. Although we now have over 30,000sf of state of the art equipment, as well as a team of well trained expert staff, the principles remain the same. Every unit is built one at a time by our proud and expert craftsman, custom built for your needs. Contact Custom Cages for your next custom reptile cages or snake enclosures.
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