Once you buy him, your parrot will become an important family member for a long, long time so if you truly come to care for him, you should make sure he has the most adequate living conditions you could get.
Seeing how his bird cage will be his home for the most part of his life (unfortunately, leaving even the best trained parrots fly freely through the house poses a real danger to them, or is a potential risk for them to run away), hence choosing the appropriate parrot cages is a very important task
The first criteria of choosing the appropriate parrot cages should obviously be the bird cage’s size. The size of the cage should be directly proportional to the size of the parrot. By sticking a large macaw in a smaller cage will not only make your parrot uncomfortable, but it will in fact affect its health and mood in a negative way, for more obvious reasons.
This doesn’t mean that smaller birds should get small cages either. To be honest, the larger the cage, the happier the parrot! Of course, your home’s design might not permit getting the largest bird cages out there, but try finding a room that has a lot of space for a parrot cage and place it there rather than on “traditional”, smaller places.
And even if you are able to get the largest of parrot cages from the store front,you must remember that it is still a CAGE. Give your parrot the freedom to fly (around the house, make sure that all windows or doors are well closed or else it might escape through them) will do heaps of good for his liveliness, mood and health. Try keeping an eye for discounts on parrot cages too because this will certainly save you a hell of a money.
While you’re choosing the appropriate parrot cages, the parrot cages’ shape is another important consideration. You might have noticed that most traditional cages have a cylindrical shape, having a greater height than their length.
It is very bad for your parrot, since it’s not able to exercise its flying freely (I’m pretty sure they can’t fly straight up or straight down, can they?).
Vertical cages have their advantages, allowing the parrots to climb up and down between bars, offering a better compensation for the fact that they can’t fly as freely.
The materials from which the bars and cage door are made of is also one of the main consideration when you’re choosing the appropriate parrot cages. Some bird cages are made of low-quality plastics or toxic metals and since most parrots have the bad habit of chewing everything around them, the negative effects these cages could cause are pretty obvious. Not only that, the quality of bird cages also reflects the atmosphere of your overall home decoration.
Although these are the main parameters you should concentrate on when choosing a parrot cage, you might also want to pay attention to smaller details such as the ease with which the cage is maintained (this too might be dependent on the material used for the cage), the ability to attach perches and accessories directly to the cage, its bar spacing (for safety reasons, so that your parrot doesn’t get caught between the bars if they are too tight) and having a secure door.
Most importantly, you should always think from your parrot’s point of view when choosing the appropriate parrot cages, asking yourself what would make him more comfortable and happy. But make sure you also don’t put a hole on your wallet when you choosing the appropriate parrot cages, it’s best you do a research on the best offers on parrot cages for sale in the market before anything else!