What to look for when choosing a cell?
For a feathered pet, a cage is not just a place where he eats and drinks. This is his refuge in which he must feel protected, this is the place where he can hide from danger.
Choosing a cage for his feathered pet, each owner understands that this is not a choice for one day, a month. Therefore, when buying, it is worth considering the following parameters:
- Cell size. Your pet should have enough space in the cage so that it can completely spread its wings. In this case, the main thing is to choose the right housing in length, width. So, for a wavy, the minimum size of a dwelling is height, length – 40 centimeters, width – 25 centimeters, for a corolla, it is desirable that the dwelling has such dimensions: height – 70 centimeters, length – 60 centimeters, width – 40 centimeters.
- Cell shape. In fact, for birds on the market are round and rectangular cells. Experts say that a rectangular cage is the best option for a pet. The advantages of this cell shape:
- in a round cage, the parrot can simply lose orientation, which will cause a restless state of the pet.
- a parrot in a situation of stress, as a rule, hides in the corner of his home. In a round cage, it is simply impossible to do so, so the feathered one will not feel comfortable.
- In a rectangular cage, it is easier to hang various accessories for the budgie.
It is desirable that there are no gratings at the bottom of the cage, because such devices can impede the movement of the pet in its home.
- The distance between the bars of the cell. When buying a cell, it is also worth paying attention to the distance between the rods. Fans are advised to choose such cells where between the rods less than twelve millimeters. If the distance is greater, then the parrot may just get stuck between the twigs when trying to get out of the cage.
- Material for the cell. The cage can be metal, wooden. The material used for the budgie’s cage should be: durable, made from environmentally friendly raw materials, have no sharp endings, and can be easily cleaned.
Experts say that a cell made of metal will last longer.
- Convenience of cleaning the cage. The house of the feathered pet must have a retractable tray so that it can be removed, washed, cleaned of debris. The more the cell has ornate endings, the more room there is for the accumulation of dirt. Therefore, it is optimal if the cell will have a simple shape. It is also worth paying attention to the height of the side of the pallet. In any case, it is impossible to avoid debris that falls outside the cell. However, the better protection is provided in the cage against loss of debris, the less time will be spent on cleaning the space around the cage.
- Cell doors. It must be understood that parrots are intelligent creatures that will try to gain freedom. Therefore, the cell must necessarily be locked. There are several door options for the cage:
- the doors open from top to bottom
- the doors open from the bottom up
- doors open horizontally to the side (like an ordinary door),
- the door slides up and down.
Fans believe that not all options are equally good. Often after cleaning, owners forget to close the door of the parrot’s house. In the case of the fourth option, this can be avoided, because the door itself lowers, closes.
You can make a cage for your feathered pet yourself
What material is used for cells?
One of the most important characteristics when choosing a house for your pet is the material from which the parrot’s home is made. Cages for feathered pets can be:
- Metal. Such options are most often found on the market. The best option would be if the cell is an all-metal product. Such houses transmit light well, do not succumb to disinfectant solutions, moisture is not terrible for them. When choosing a metal, copper products must be avoided. Such a cell from moisture is covered with oxide poisonous to feathered pets.
- Wooden. Such cell variants have a beautiful aesthetic appearance. However, they are easily contaminated. When cleaning, such houses absorb moisture along with detergents, which will negatively affect the health of the parrot. In addition, feathered pets are very fond of gnawing a tree, so such a building can quickly become worthless. Options for combined cells where there is a wooden frame and metal twigs is also not a good option for a parrot.
- From synthetic materials. Such organic glass cells create a good competition for metal options. They are also not afraid of moisture, do not succumb to the action of aggressive detergents, they look original. However, these houses have their drawbacks: they are vulnerable to high temperatures, which is why they are fire hazardous products.
What types of cages are there for parrots?
For parrots, these types of cells are offered:
- Small. Such a cage is a good option for small pets. It can also be used when carrying a parrot if there is no special carrying cage.
- Medium. This type of cell is well suited for wavy, lovebirds. There is more space here so that the bird can freely open its wings.
- Big one. This cage is suitable for larger birds. Rosella, Corella, Jacquot will feel comfortable in it.
- Aviary. This is a cage that is used not just for pets, but also for their breeding.
- Carrying. If you travel with a feathered pet, then it will not be easy to do without a carrying cage. Such a cage made of iron or plastic is used to transport pets at various distances.
How to choose a place for a cage with a parrot?
In order for the pet to be in a good mood, to please you with its excellent health, you need to choose the right place where the cage with the pet will be. In this case, it is worth considering the following nuances:
- it is desirable that the parrot’s dwelling is on par with the growth of the owner. If the cage is low, the feathered one will often be depressed; if the cage is high, the pet will try to dominate.
- It is advisable to put the house of your feathered friend in the room where the owner spends the most time. In such a situation, the parrot will not feel alone.
- when placing the cage, it is worth choosing a place so that at least one side of the bird house is pressed against the wall. The best option would be if the cell is in a corner. In this case, the parrot will feel protected. However, do not place the cage with a parrot in a dark place where there is no access to sunlight.
What places should not be chosen for placing a cage with a parrot?
From the choice of the place where the cage with the feathered pet will be located, the comfortable health of your pet, his state of health, mood depends. Experts say that there are restrictions where you should not put the home of your feathered favorite:
- next to objects that make a loud noise (household appliances, TV). Such noise can simply bring the budgie out of a safe state and scare him.
- next to appliances for heating (batteries, convectors). The temperature difference, too hot air can adversely affect the appearance of the pet, his condition.
- in places where drafts are possible. Parrots can tolerate a drop in temperature, but the appearance of a draft can cause a deterioration in the health of your pet.
- next to devices that emit radio waves. Invisible radiation can very negatively affect the state of health of your feathered friend.
- in places where the sun often falls. Heat, the sun is good, but the parrot should have a place so that it can hide from direct hot rays.
- near the window. Here, a feathered pet can acutely feel the temperature changes. and if the window faces the road, then it is impossible to avoid a loud noise that can scare the budgie.
- on the kitchen. In the kitchen, in addition to appliances with electromagnetic radiation, windows often open during the cooking process, which leads to drafts. In addition, when cooking in the room it becomes hot, there are a lot of fumes, which will not improve the well-being of a feathered pet.
What should be equipped with a parrot cage?
Comfortable conditions for a feathered friend is a good quality cage, which is equipped in the middle with all the accessories necessary for a budgie. In the pet’s house should be:
Having created a comfortable home for your pet, do not forget that the parrot needs to communicate with the owner in order to feel comfortable. Even in the best conditions, a pet can have health problems if it lacks attention, care, care, communication.