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What Parrots Need in a Parrot Cage

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All these questions and more will be answered in this article.

You've wanted a parrot since you went to the zoo when you were six years old. However, your parents were not into birds, said they didn't want the noise or the mess. They said you could get a parrot once you were on your own. But college dorms didn't seem to be the best place to keep a bird. But now you have a house and a job, and have found a parrot at the pet store that you want. But before you buy the bird, you need to decide on the right parrot cage.

Figuring out which kind of parrot cage that you need is difficult. You'll want to make sure to get a metal cage. They are by far the easiest to clean and the most economical. But make sure the cage is in good condition. You don't want any wires poking your pet, do you? You will also want to make sure that the bars aren't too far apart so that your pet won't get its head stuck. You'll also want to find the largest cage you can afford. Your bird will want room to fly around. Parrots like to fly from side to side, so you'll want to keep that in mind as well.

You'll want to set up several perches in your parrot cage. Obviously, one perch needs to be by the food and water containers. But you will want to put several perches around the cage at varying heights. Parrots seem to prefer a square parrot cage, allowing them to snuggle up in the highest perch in the corner to sleep.

You might think that Bird Toys are simply a luxury for your pet, but they really aren't. Bird Toys give your bird the exercise and stimulation that they need. Toys also make it less likely that your bird will pick up bad behaviors such as screaming or biting people. Birds are intelligent animals that get bored all too easily. You are going to want toys both for when they are inside their cage, and when you are playing together.

When buying Bird Toys, you'll want to know your pet. Do they like making noise? If so, you might want to get a bell. Does your pet chew everything in sight? In that case, you'll want to get several chewing toys. You'll want to trade toys out every so often so that your pet will not get bored. Birds also enjoy puzzle toys. Puzzle toys that make a bird find their own food are even more interesting.

Now, the big question is, how much is this going to set you back? A parrot cage will usually cost around 250 or 300 dollars. Bird Toys cost anywhere from five dollars on up. But toys are going to be an on going expense, so you'll want to keep that in mind. You'll also need to buy food for your pet. So go on and get your parrot and start living your dream today!