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A bird cage – like a pet crate – should be a safe space for your pet bird to retreat to; not their full-time home. Think of a bird cage as your bird’s sleeping quarters or travel crate. It should be large enough for your bird to spread their wings (plus another wingspan width) and to move around in comfortably. A bird cage must be kept sparkling clean and your bird’s water bowl must not contain any dust, feathers or bird poop! The food bowl should only be put out at breakfast and dinner time with a variety of fresh fruit and bird food.

Is it cruel to keep a bird in a cage?

It is cruel and unnatural to keep a bird in a cage all the time. Birds are meant to spread their wings, fly, get enough natural exercise, and bond with other birds of their species. A permanently caged bird will become very bored and destructive if not given enough attention and interaction outside of the cage. However, a cage does function well as ‘sleeping quarters’ where a pet bird can find sanctuary and quiet at night. A cage also keeps birds safe when travelling.

What size cage is best for a bird?

That depends on the size of the bird. The bigger the cage, the better – especially in width. The cage should be twice the width of a bird’s wingspan so that they can stretch out properly when inside the cage. When outside the cage, birds should have the opportunity to fly safely – many bird owners give their birds a ‘flight room’ in which to practise their natural behaviour: flying.

Should I cover my bird cage at night?

Covering your bird’s cage at night will give them some privacy and tends to keep birds quiet in the early mornings (which is usually when they can get quite noisy). If, however, your pet bird gets anxious or agitated with a cover over the cage, rather don’t cover them.