People, having started birds for themselves and therefore keeping them at home, acquire cages for small pets, sometimes birds live in large garden or indoor wallets, which is much less common. In order for the bird to feel at home in the cage, rather than in prison, a bird needs a dwelling corresponding to its size and habits. In addition, to make it easier for the owner to work with the cage, namely to regularly clean it and feed the bird in it, the cage must be adapted for this.
Most conveniently, birds feel themselves in standard rectangular cages with a flat roof. Often, in spherical and various thematic cages, birds are not comfortable to be, as in such dwellings there are no corners where birds like to relax, because they feel the security of their rear. Extremely inconvenient for both hosts and birds are tapering to the floor cages, in the style of an inverted pyramid or a cage in the form of a rhombus. In these cells, the space under the side walls, namely under their lower parts, is stained with bird droppings, and it is difficult to rub off due to the unusual shape of the cell. The proportions of the cell in the form of a rectangle, first of all, should indulge all the habits and habits of the inhabitant. Birds that spend most of their time moving around the earth, such as quails, larks and others, really need not very tall, but very wide cages. And as regards tree birds climbing on branches and walls of the cage, they will feel more comfortable in multi-tiered cages, where the tiers are composed of poles. Most passerine birds will most likely have a rectangle-shaped cage with three or four poles forming two tiers.
Once again, it is worth recalling that the size of the cell, first of all, should vary depending on the size of its inhabitant, otherwise you risk throwing money away. It is necessary that at the moment when the bird moves from perch to perch, it could easily flap its wings. In addition to this feature, the nuances of the bird’s behavioral nature should be taken into account. For example, such a bird as a wren needs a large cage, while some siskin or goldfinch can do with much smaller dwellings. For granivorous inhabitants, the sides of the cage must be higher than ten centimeters, otherwise sand and husk from the cage will constantly fly into your room. For insectivores, the sides in the cage may well be lower, because these birds do not peel their feeding and often live on paper litter, and not on the sandy floor. As for the larks, for them, the cells are made with high sides, about eleven centimeters, as this species of birds loves to wallow in the sand and pretty much throw it in all directions. However, such cells also have a number of drawbacks, since a bird located on a high side does not feel ahead of time a suitable person, and is often constantly afraid of even its owner. Proceeding from this, it is preferable to keep larks in cages with sides of seven or eight centimeters, and on a bed of paper, and sand is poured into special bathing rooms for birds, which are attached to the door of the cage from the outside. Some bird lovers keep their pets in cage-shaped cages. These are cages in which only one side of the cage consists of a lattice. On the one hand, these cages release much less litter from themselves, and birds, even especially timid and alert, sit there much more calmly than in others, and accordingly do not spoil their plumage. But on the other hand, in cells of this type, the amount of light penetrating into it greatly decreases, so they need to be made a little narrower in width, and placed best near windows or on balconies that overlook the sunny side.
Most avid bird lovers use cages reduced by about a third. Since the freshly caught wild bird in such a cage will less damage the plumage and settle down. And later it will be possible to move it to a more spacious home.