What Cage Should I Choose for My Pet Bird?

Things to Look for When Shopping for a Bird Cage

Size

Each species of bird has different containment requirements.  A good cage should be large enough for your bird to walk around comfortably, and fully extend and flap its wings. Don’t forget to take into account the space that will be lost when you add your bird’s perches, food bowlsbird toys and other pet bird supplies!

Shape & Design

Rectangular cages are often preferred over round cages.   To read more about how to ensure your bird remains happy and healthy in your home, read our blog about your pet bird’s environmental needs.

Bar Width

Refer to the simple chart below for choosing a cage for your pet bird. 

SpeciesMinimum Cage SizeBar Spacing
Finch18” by 18” by 30”1/4” to 1/2”
Canary18” by 18″ by 24”1/4” to 1/2”
Budgie18” by 18″ by 24”1/2”
Cockatiel20” by 20” by 24”1/2” to 5/8”
Lovebird & Parrotlet24” by 24” by 24”1/2”
Indian Ringneck Parakeets24” by 24″ by 36”1/2″ to 5/8”
Conure24” by 24” by 24”5/8” to 3/4”
Caique24” by 24″ by 36”5/8” to 3/4”
Amazon, Mini Macaw, Goffin Cockatoo & African Grey34” by 24” by 36”3/4” to 1”
Large Cockatoo36” by 48” by 48”1” to 1.5”
Large Macaw36” by 48” by 60”1″ to 1.5”

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