Hello, Frank Indiviglio here. Throughout my zoo-keeping career, I’ve always favored, at least as captives, the smaller members of any particular group of animals. Be it amphibians, fishes, mammals or birds, smaller creatures are more easily provided with large, complex living quarters…and in such, they are likely to display a greater variety of natural behaviors and to reproduce.
I like to apply the same concept to pet parrots. While the huge species are spectacular, most folks can more easily accommodate Cockatiels, Budgerigars, Grass Parakeets, Lovebirds, Bee Bee Parrots and similarly-sized birds. But rather than keeping them in a standard “small parrot cage”, consider providing them with an “avian mansion”. A pair of Lovebirds housed in a cage suitable for a pair of Amazon parrots will amaze you with their antics – more so, in most cases, than the species for which the cage was designed.
Increased space is sometimes a powerful breeding stimulus, and encourages your birds to remain active and in good physical condition. Large cages can be decorated with real and artificial vines and provide space for hiding treats and adding a variety of toys, all of which go a long way towards improving the quality of your pet’s life.
Suggested Cages and Aviaries
Our extensive line of Medium Parrot Cages is a good starting point for those considering larger quarters for small parrots. Built with African Grays, Eclectus, Amazons and similar species in mind, many will also serve very well as luxury accommodations for smaller birds.
In addition to increased flying and climbing space, many of these cages offer other advantages – for example, the roof of the Playtop Cage is equipped with perches, a seed tray and hooks for toys, the Fan Top Victorian Cage, which stands over 5 feet high, has a large storage area below, while the Triple Stack Cage, which tops 6 feet in height, allows for the housing of 3 pairs of birds or multiple individuals.
For the ultimate in bird homes, please take a look at our Outdoor Aviaries.
Discounts and Free Shipping!
Our cages prices are up to 60% lower than those offered by local and chain pet stores, and we offer free shipping on the aforementioned models and many others.
If you are considering a cage upgrade for your smaller bird, please write in so that we can discuss bar spacing, perch width and other important topics.
Thanks, until next time,
Agapornis personatus image referenced from wikipedia and originally posted by Magnus Manske and Snowmanradio