Choose the Best Cage For Your Bird
Edited by Leomar Umpad, Charmed, Marko Ticak, Ephraim and 2 others
Choosing the best cage for your bird is as important as feeding it regularly. Just like most animals, birds need a spacious area to live healthy. An ideal cage should be spacious enough for your bird to live to, made of non-toxic, non tarnishing material. If you are on a tight-budget, you can still get the best cage for your cage by checking on the suggestions on this Howiki.
This Howiki will discuss on how to get the best and the cheapest cage for your bird, what are the things to consider before getting a new cage, suitable items to be on the cage and the type of cage to buy together with some tips and advices.
Looking for the right cage for your bird
- 1A quick use of the keywords "bird cage dealer in *INSERT CITY NAME HERE* on popular search engines should provide you with good results. The keywords "pet care dealer" will give you more but general results.Make an online search.
- 2Skim through the pet section of your yellow pages and check for shops that sells cages for your bird.Search through the yellow pages.
- 3After getting some contact numbers, call the shops and ask for quotations. It may also help if you tell them the breeding of your bird to help them choose the best cage for your bird. Contact as many shops as possible.Contact the shops.
- 4When you have recommendations and prices, this is the time to check on your budget and see what you can afford. After that negotiate with the dealers, if possible tell them that another shop has offered a lower price and check if the can offer a much lower one.Compare prices and negotiate.
- You can also ask help from acquaintances who are more familiar with bird-caring.
- If you do not know who among your acquaintances are bird lovers, you can post a message on your social networking page one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one on the evening.
- A call to a veterinary clinic may also lead you to some good deals, they can refer you to some good shops for discounts while they earn some referrals.
Things to consider before buying a bird cage
- 1Generally, the bigger the cage is, the better it is for your bird. Though there are birds that are good with small spaces, it is always best to give enough playing and flying space for your bird. A bigger space allow them to exercise too.Size of the cage.
- 2Make sure that your cage is not made of toxic materials such as zinc and lead as these minerals may be harmful to your bird. Also, if you are having a medium to large bird, make sure that no part is made of hollowed metal as this can be easily chewed by most medium-sized birds.Materials used on the cage.
- 3Make sure that your cage is large enough for your bird but not too large for your home that you have a hard time putting it on any spot. Though birds need sunlight, make sure that the cage is not on a place where it gets direct sunlight as too much sunlight and heat may be bad for them. Thus, do not put them near the window, the heater, the fireplace, or any place hot.Location to put your cage.
- 4A good design should not have bars that may choke your bird when it tries to poke out and in its head. It would also be a plus if it is designed for you to easily deliver food and water to your bird. A cage with a trap-door style entrance /exit for your bird is better than a close-open door as the former effectively prevents birds from escaping from their cage.Design of the cage.
- 5Depending on your type of birds, the toys on your bird cage may vary. Generally, birds are attracted to bright-colored materials. Just make sure that the toys are made of non-toxic plastic and are large enough for them not to swallow.Toys.
- 6Choose a bird cage that can be easily cleaned.Cleaning the cage.
Tips Tricks & Warnings
- Though price may be important, the safety and welfare of your bird is your top priority so make sure you buy a non-toxic and large-enough cage for your pet.
- Clean the cage regularly, you do not want your bird to live in a dirty environment nor you want to have a smelly cage on your home.
Categories : Animals & Pets
Recent edits by: Laurel Waddell, Ephraim, Marko Ticak