Parrot cages review and how to take care of your parrot

Parrots are social birds that live for 50-70 years. They are both noisy and messy in the house but provide great companionship. If you are considering of having a parrot, you need to do two things. That is, get a quality cage for your parrot and learn how to take care of your parrot. Below is a review of the top 3 popular parrot cages that are comfortable for parrots.

Xtreme-Cage Wrought Iron-Parrot Cage; it’s huge, heavy and comes with a heavy duty perch and sturdy bars that are well spaced about one inch apart. Its bottom grates are relatively easy to remove and clean. The only downside to it is that its seed trays are made of plastic. This means, if you have an aggressive parrot, you will need to have to replace them often. It also comes with 2 cups for parrot food and water. It is however heavy to move thus you will need people to help you when assembling.

Sky -Enterprise USA-Large Play-Top Cage; it is a functional cage but only suitable for small parrots. The sturdy-bars are between 3-5mm thick and have a spacing of 0.75 inches. It comes with 2 stainless-steel bowls and a perch. It comes with plenty of space for the bird and is easy to assemble.

Select Series Wrought-Iron Parrot Cage; its sturdy-bars are spaced at 0.75 inches. It is also not suitable for very large and heavy parrots. It comes with a parrot ladder, perch and seed cups. It has rubber casters that make it easy to move it from place to place without damaging your floor. It has plenty of room for the parrot and also has a play area on the very top for your parrot.

After you get a parrot cage at that best suits you, remember to keep the parrot healthy and safe. Below are some tips on how you can do that.

Make a comfortable and clean home for the parrot. You do this by ensuring that the cage is large enough for the parrot to climb and move freely. You also need to tender to the bottom of the cage every 2-3 days. When cleaning the cage, always make sure that the disinfectant you are using is safe for the parrot.

Place the cage where the parrot is safe. Never place your parrot in the kitchen because the odors produced from cooking and cleaning can have toxic effects on the parrot.

When feeding the parrot, try and vary the diet to avoid monotony. Try and alternate between seeds, pellets, fresh vegetables, legumes and occasionally fruits. Never feed your parrot anything that might contain avocadoes, alcohol or chocolate. Do not also attempt to feed your parrot with either sugary or salty snacks.

Teach your parrot to talk. You can do this by repeating single phrase words for about 10-15 minutes per day. Eventually the parrot will begin to mimic what he hears most. Teaching your parrot how to talk is important because with time it will help you understand what he needs.

Generally, parrots are easy to manage and offer great companion. Just remember to take care of your parrot by regularly cleaning the cage and avoid giving it foods that are toxic to it as discussed above.