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Birdcage Selection

by:
Brett Kasa

People who have birds as pets know that they arenít your typical cats and dogs, and instead have their own sets of needs that must be met on a daily basis. The most critical of these needs is a proper artificial habitat. Without one, pet birds may not be getting adequate space to move around in, or room to fly. By selecting just the right birdcage, a bird caretaker can optimize his petís living situation, at least as optimized as life can get in an artificial environment.


When deciding on birdcage size, always ere towards giving the bird more space than less. Many very exquisite, beautifully designed cages would make excellent discussion pieces in your home, but they may not be spacious enough for the wellbeing of your bird. The cage should be large enough to allow the bird at least a little flying room, and should enable them to walk around easily without getting caught on anything. If more than one bird is sharing the same birdcage, then youíll need to not only provide adequate living space for both, but extra buffer space so that each can go about his or her daily routine without running into the other every five or so seconds.


The best type of birdcage is wide open and tall, spacious enough for many birds to comfortably fit inside, even if you only have one or two sharing the same space. Many birds are highly intelligent, so filling the cage with objects they can interact with and play with can help keep the birds in good spirits, rather than just sentencing them to hang on to a perch all day long, staring blankly into space. The more active your pet birds are, the better, so help provide them with an environment that allows optimal movement and interactivity.


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