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What Kind of Cage Does My Parakeet Need?

August 1 2022

Parakeets are one of the most popular ornamental birds. They are the perfect companion for busy people who want an easy-care pet. Parakeets are social birds that love to play, talk and be around their owners.

Parakeets aren’t as demanding as other pet birds, but there are still some things you need to consider when it comes to their living conditions. Keep reading as a veterinarian talks about things to consider when choosing a parakeet cage.

Things to Consider

When it comes to choosing the right cage, there are some things to consider:

  • First, what kind of parakeet do you have? Some birds, like budgies or cockatiels, need more space than others.
  • Second, how much time do you plan to spend 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 like to climb while others like to swim and some even like to play hide and seek. Make sure their new space reflects their taste!

Choosing the Right Cage Size for Your Parakeet

When it comes to choosing the right-sized cage for your parakeet, you’ll want to make sure you get something big enough for it to fly around in. If the cage is too small, it will be cramped and miserable.

The right cage size will also depend on how many parakeets you have. If you have more than one bird, a larger cage may be needed to give them space to spread out and play with each other.

What Do Parakeets Need in Their Cages?

It’s important to make sure your parakeet has everything it needs in its cage so it can thrive.

Here are a few must-haves:

  • Perches: Parakeets need plenty of room to sit, fly, and exercise their legs. The best perches are made from wood or natural fibers such as sisal rope or hemp twine.
  • Food dish: Parakeets should have a food dish large enough for them to eat comfortably. It should also be shallow so that food doesn’t fall out when they eat from it.
  • Water bottle: Budgies need fresh water daily, so you’ll always want to keep a water bottle filled with fresh water in their cage.
  • Bedding: Some birds prefer paper bedding (like shredded newspaper) while others prefer organic materials like pine pellets or chips.

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule your feathered friend a checkup, call us, your local veterinarian in Fox Lake, IL, today.