Many bird owners find themselves struggling with this question: “Should I purchase an outside bird cage or an indoor bird cage?” There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Things to consider include:
- Assembly: When you purchase outside bird cages from Custom Cages, assembly is a snap no matter where you place your flight cages. However, it is easier to set things up outside as you have more space to work. You don’t have to worry about squeezing through narrow hallways or hitting your elbow on the wall. As a result, setting up these bird cages is much easier.
- Maintenance. Outside bird cages require less maintenance than indoor aviaries. For example, the Suncatcher large aviaries are designed to be used either indoors or outdoors. However, the inside aviaries need a floor, a tray, and tray lining for sanitary purposes. The cages will need to be cleaned on a regular basis to keep them smelling fresh. Cleaning your indoor bird cages is not difficult, especially if you utilize disposable liners. But it still requires time. Outside bird cages, on the other hand, are almost maintenance-free. All you have to do is spray the bottom of the cage off once in a while to get rid of dust, waste, and debris.
- Feeding—If you feed your bird in outside flight cages, clean-up is less of an issue. If your parrot throws food outside his bird cage, it’s no big deal. But if this happens while your pet is eating in indoor aviaries, you are forced to do regular cleanup, unless you want rotting food smelling up your carpet. If your bird spills his seeds or food across his outside cage, again, no big deal. A broom or hose will do just fine as far as clean-up. With indoor aviaries, clean-up is a little more extensive but still manageable.
When choosing flight cages for your parrots, it is really up to you whether you prefer bird cages indoors or outdoors. The important thing is that your bird is given a well-ventilated spacious bird cage to call home.
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