Bird Cage Sizes and Bar Spacing

There are many kinds of birds that are kept as pets .They all require safe housing.If you can not afford a large aviary where your bids can fly freely all the time then you need a cage for it.

Many people think that a small bird needs a small cage but this is not trure.All birds require room for playing,exercise,fun even the smallest birds.Keep in mind that a bigger cage is always best,and all birds want time outside of their cage to tab their wings

Bird Cage Sizes and Bar Spacing

(Dimensions are given in width x length x height in inches)

  • Finches: 18″ x 30″ x 18″ minimum cage size with 1/4″ to 1/2″ bar spacing
  • Canaries:18″ x 24″ x 18″ minimum cage size with 1/4″ to 1/2″ bar spacing
  • Budgerigars (budgies, parakeets):18″ x 18″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ bar spacing

  • Cockatiels (tiels):20″ x 20″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ to 5/8″ bar spacing
  • Lovebirds:24″ x 24″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ bar spacing
  • Parrotlets:24″ x 24″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ bar spacing
  • Ringneck parakeets:24″ x 24″ x 36″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ to 5/8″ bar spacing
  • Quaker parrots:24″ x 24″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 5/8″ to 3/4″ bar spacing
  • Conures:24″ x 24″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 5/8″ to 3/4″ bar spacing
  • Poicephalus:24″ x 24″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 5/8″ to 3/4″ bar spacing
  • Caiques:24″ x 24″ x 36″ minimum cage size with 5/8″ to 3/4″ bar spacing
  • Pionus:24″ x 24″ x 36″ minimum cage size with 5/8″ to 3/4″ bar spacing
  • Jardines:24″ x 24″ x 36″ minimum cage size with 5/8″ to 3/4″ bar spacing
  • Amazon parrots:24″ x 36″ x 48″ minimum cage size with 3/4″ to 1″ bar spacing
  • Mini macaws:24″ x 36″ x 48″ minimum cage size with 3/4″ to 1″ bar spacing
  • Goffin cockatoos:24″ x 36″ x 48″ minimum cage size with 3/4″ to 1″ bar spacing
  • African grey parrots:24″ x 36″ x 48″ minimum cage size with 3/4″ to 1″ bar spacing
  • Large cockatoos: 36″ x 48″ x 48″ minimum cage size with 1″ to 1.5″ bar spacing
  • Large macaws:36″ x 48″ x 60″ minimum cage size with 1″ to 1.5″ bar spacing
  • Diamond doves:24″ x 24″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ or less bar spacing
  • Ringneck doves:24″ x 36″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ bar spacing
  • Pigeons:24″ x 36″ x 24″ minimum cage size with 1/2″ bar spacing

Flight Time

It is common practice to clip the flight feathers of pet birds rendering them unable to lift off and fly away. There is a lot of debate regarding this practice, with valid arguments on both sides of the fence, but the bottom line is that birds have wings and naturally should exercise them.

The above cage sizes are merely guidelines for the specific species but it is assumed that each bird will have ample time outside of the cage to fly or at least flap its wings. 

Bird Body Type Considerations

If you own a bird with a long tail keep in mind that the cage you choose allows the bird to turn and move around without its tail touching the beams. if they do not have enough room in their cage their feathers will get damaged.

Perch Considerations

Perch placement should also be considered if your bird cannot fly in its cage. Keep in mind that your bird can climb from perch to perch plus the water and food dishes are not directly under a perch where waste matter can gather.

Perches of varying textures, shapes, sizes, and materials should be used rather then wooden dowels and most store-bought perches. Tree branches are not all the same shape or diameter and provide feet with exercise and varying positions in which to perch.

I hope “Bird Cage Sizes and Bar Spacing” was very helpful article.

See Also:Tips To Clean Your Bird’s cage

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