Beautiful, vintage cages with a round base and the same round dome, so common until the middle of the 20th century, are recognized by modern bird holders as harmful and dangerous. You can learn more about this and more from the article.
The main "Miss Fury" (also known as "Miss Harpy") of Soviet cinema, the unforgettable Miss Andrew from the epic about Mary Poppins, if she had lived now, she would never have bought a cage of this design for her beloved. After all, it is important for her that everything was according to the rules – and the modern rules prohibit the operation of such cells! Since in these beautiful "rooms" beautiful birds (whatever breed they are) can significantly hurt their wings.
And while Miss Andrew possessed a parrot of a different species, the cage for the cockatiel must also take this condition into account. Experienced bird holders have known this for a long time, but those who are just planning to buy a feathered friend can be depressed: after all, round cages look so beautiful! Do not be upset: cages for Corell, as they say, are "in stock" – manufacturers offer a variety of sizes, materials and shapes, so that the house for the winged pet will not only ensure safety, but also decorate the interior.
However, of all the options experienced breeders recommend staying on a rectangular shape. This design is the most convenient for both birds and humans (since the cage needs to be cleaned regularly). How a particular cage looks like for a corrella, photos, descriptions and even videos are easy to find on manufacturers’ websites. There you can also find comparative tables that will help you navigate the assortment – which in turn will allow you to make the right choice.
The more doors in the cage, the better for the owner: thanks to them, you can easily change the water, pour food, clean the cage, and also let the pet go free (and return it back) This parameter deserves special attention at the selection stage.
As for the materials of the cage for the corrella (this indicator, by the way, does not transmit very well by the photo), experienced breeders most often warn against glazed surfaces – when the wire of the rods is covered with enamel paint on top. In most cases, birds manage to chip off the icing in small pieces and eat it, which is not the best way affects digestion and the condition of the stomach. Often, such tricks lead to serious illnesses, so veterinarians also urge to choose cells whose rods are coated by spraying or originally made from safe materials (silver, gold, gilding)
Knowledge of the characteristics of different materials is also useful for arranging the inner space of a cage – poles, toys, drinking bowls, feeders. Corellas are very sensitive and rather finicky birds, so it’s easier to say which tree species are suitable for poles than to voice a huge list of unsuitable species. So, plastic poles should be thrown out immediately after the acquisition of the cage, and branches of birch, mountain ash, willow or willow trees should come to replace them. It will be useful to scald the branches properly before use.
The number of toys is determined, taking into account the size of the cage for the Corella, but in any case there should not be too many of them, otherwise the bird will become nervous. When choosing toys, it is necessary to remember the toxicity of most dyes and the danger of swallowing pieces (threads) of ropes or small slivers.
An ideal option would be one where all 4 poles have a different size: the thinnest fingers should be completely wrapped around the birds, and the thickest fingers should be covered only by 2/3 (no more) – this technique will help to avoid problems with the muscles of the legs, constantly training them.
The size of the cage for Corella is the subject of ongoing debate from breeders. It is difficult for a beginner to understand the intricacies of these conversations, so it’s better to remember some postulates. Firstly, the corals need a large space to enable them to properly stretch their wings, so if the dimensions of the living room allow, it is better to acquire a spacious, impressive cage. However, there is a "second", which suggests that the minimum allowable cell size for a single coral is 60-100 cm high, 45 cm wide and 50-60 cm deep. With one important caveat: under such living conditions, the bird should be released daily to maintain its neat physical condition, good health and excellent health. Some owners of parrots manage to keep a couple in love in a cage of a minimum size, but this can lead to health problems.
After all, you need to understand that in addition to the poles (in the amount of 3-4 pieces) and the bird itself, even the most minimalistic environment of the cage necessarily includes a feeder, a drinking bowl, and on hot days also a bathhouse – there should be enough space for all of the listed facilities. Given the location of the poles – neither the feeder nor the drinker should be on the "line of fire" of falling excrement (waste products) of a bird sitting on a branch.
Not only this should take into account the ideal cage for the corella. The dimensions of the poles are as important as the dimensions of the bird "apartments."