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Bring Nature To The Interior Of Parrot Cages

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It is wonderful for everyone to own a Polly parrot that can tweet happily, mimic its owner's sound, and fly around flaunting its pretty plumes. They would love to show it off to others, and would feel proud when it talks and preens. That is all good, the owners have every right to it, but they have also got the duty to provide the chirpy creatures with parrot cages inside which the birds would be absolutely comfortable.

When considering the question of the right parrot cages, the first thing to remember is that in reality parrots do not need cages to live in the way humans need homes. The nests that parrots make for themselves are not cages, but things that are open to nature, which do not restrain them in any way. A parrot is used to flying out into the open to embrace nature in all its glory, especially during the daytime. It is the owners who need parrot cages to lock them in, mainly for safety reasons.

So, first of all, make your parrot's cage as big as you can afford to. If you have plenty of space in your back yard, you can make an enclosure the size of your drawing room, or may be bigger, with steel wire mesh and have a few perches fixed inside it. If possible, have a few bushes and plants also inside the enclosure. Inside such roomy parrot cages, the birds will feel almost as free and open as it is in its natural wild. It will get ample space to exercise its limbs, and its plumes will remain bright because of exposure to sunlight.

In such large, open parrot cages, a portion of the enclosure can be covered with a plastic sheet on top to protect the bird from the elements of nature. A small cage can be kept inside the enclosure at night for the bird to sleep. If you feel that the area is not safe enough for the parrot to remain outside during the night, it can be shifted to the inside of the home in the small cage. It would suffice for these small parrot cages to be just big enough to fit the bird since you do not have to worry about the parrot getting exercise inside that night cage.

However, ample space outside is not everybody's privilege, and they might have to keep the parrot inside the home during day and night. The best that can be done in such situations is to have the parrot cages at least in the verandah in order not to deprive the bird of all the sunlight and wind that it is entitled to. Some people may have the facility to let the bird fly around inside the house now and then. That is good for the bird to get the necessary exercise and feel free.

In situations where the owners have to keep the bird confined to a cage all through the year, within the house, they must make their parrot cages as big as can be accommodated in the available space. The ideal ones are those known as 'flight cages', inside which the bird will be able to fly around. Flight parrot cages must have an area of at least 1500 sq. inches and a height of at least 25".