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What Kind of Cage Does My Parakeet Need?

August 16, 2022
Parakeets are some of the most popular pet birds. They’re the perfect companions for busy people who want a pet that’s easy to care for. Parakeets are social birds that love to play, talk and be around their owners. While they’re not as demanding as other pet birds, there are still things you need to consider when it comes to their living conditions. Read on as a vet talks about things to consider when choosing a parakeet cage.

Things to Consider

When it comes to choosing the right cage, there are a few things you should consider:
  • First, what kind of parakeet are you dealing with? Some birds, like budgies or cockatiels, need more room than others. If you have a larger bird, look for a cage that gives them plenty of room to fly around in.
  • Second, how much time do you plan on spending with your bird? If you’re going to be taking your pet out often and interacting with them regularly, it’s best to get something spacious enough for them to move around in.
  • Third, what kind of environment is your parakeet used to? Some birds prefer climbing while others love swimming—and some even enjoy playing hide-and-seek. Make sure their new space reflects their preferences!

Choosing the Right Size Cage for Your Parakeet

When it comes to choosing the right size cage for your parakeet, you’ll want to make sure that you get something that’s big enough for them to fly around in. If the cage is too small, they’ll be cramped and unhappy. The right size cage will also depend on how many parakeets you own. If you have more than one bird, a larger cage may be necessary so that they have room to spread out and play with each other.

What Do Parakeets Need in Their Cage?

It’s important to make sure your parakeet has everything it needs in its cage so that it can thrive. Parakeets need the following items:
  • Perches: Parakeets need plenty of perches to sit on, fly from, and exercise their feet. The best perches are made from wood or natural fibers like sisal rope or hemp twine. Do not use plastic or metal perches!
  • Food dish: Parakeets should have a food dish that is big enough for them to eat from comfortably. It should also be shallow so that food doesn’t fall out when they eat from it.
  • Water bottle: Parakeets need fresh water every day, so you’ll want to keep a water bottle filled with fresh water in their cage at all times.
  • Bedding: Bedding: Some birds prefer paper bedding (like shredded newspaper) while others prefer organic materials like pine pellets or chips.
If you have more questions or wish to schedule your feathery friend for a checkup, please don’t hesitate to call us, your local vet, today.
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