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How To Choose A Parakeet Cage
Choosing a parakeet cage may seem a little daunting when you first start searching because there are so many sizes and styles. But, keep in mind, that the real function of a cage is to keep your pet safe. After all, the whole point of having your bird in a cage any way is to prevent escape or injury. So, look for a parakeet cage that is designed for budgie sized birds.
Your parakeet will need 1/2' bar space to keep it safely contained without fear of it getting it's head stuck between the cage bars. You'll want to find a big enough cage that won't ruffle your parakeets feathers. You don't want your bird to damage its tail or wing feathers. Plus, keep in mind that your parakeet will get more exercise the larger the cage is. Larger cages accomodate several perches, a bird snugglie and plenty of toys.
Look for a cage with both horizontal and vertical bars and a grate. Parakeets are ground feeders and you dont'want your little friend pecking around in its droppings. We like cages that have lift up feeder doors and a large entry door.
Parakeets become attached to their cages so look for a cage that is durable and easy to clean. Some cheaper or foreign made cages have brittle plastic bottoms while a few of the American Made brands feature a more durable type of plastic. You'll appreciate a pull out tray which makes it easy to change the cage paper.
Clean your parakeet cage at least once week. Gunk accumulates in the corners and collect bacteria. Use soapy water or a bird safe cleaner such as Aviclean.
Once you choose your parakeet cage you're going to want to accessorize it. Look for several perches of varying thicknesses so that your bird can exercise its feet and leg muscles. Don't forget to get a conditioning perch that trims your birds nails safely.
You may wish to purchase a second set of hooded food and water cups. Parakeets are small but they can be quite messy. Every time they flap their wing or get rambunctious, seed hulls and feather dander go everywhere! That brings us to a seed skirt!
And, Parakeets enjoy a bird snugglie to keep them warm and remind them of a safe nest. Choose several parakeet sized toys. Parakeets love natural fiber bird toys that they preen.