Topic 04 – Types Of Cages

Cage is a major factor in a bird’s life, it is their home and very dear to them, we should have a proper size and type bird care for different species, this is what I believe for my parrots and they are very happy.


As with bar spacing. your bird head, wings, feet or beak may get caught in the cage beware of doors, fatches and other cage parts that could trap your bird. Lead and zinc content in cages has also been a problem, especially older or painted cages, Galvanized wire contains zinc and should be avoided. Also watch for sharp edges on cage parts.

Cage Size and Bar Spacing

Budgies 18 18 – 1/2” spacing

Lovebirds 18×18 – 1/2” to 5/8” spacing 

Cockatiel 22 × 17cage – 1/2” inch to 5/8” spacing

 Conure 24 × 22 cage – 5/8” to ¾” spacing

Caique 24 × 22 cage – 5/8” to ¾” spacing 

Amazons 32 23 cage – 5/8 “ 1” bar spacing 4mm bars

African Grey 32 23 cage – 5/8” 1” bar spacing 4mm bars

Smaller Cockatoos 32 ×23 cage – 5/8” 1” bar spacing 5mm bars

Larger Cockatoos 36   24 cage – 1 inch bar space 5mm bars 

Macaw 36 24 cage – 1 inch bar space 5mm bars 

Cages Shape

Avoid cylindrical cages as they tend to be too small some birds feel insecure in cylindrical cages. Cage should have so much space they can get most of their exercise flying  within the cage. Large parrots, taller cages are fine since the extra height does provide exercise by climbing although they still need to be wide to allow stretching and room to play.


Invest in a good cage which are made by high quality materials but they are expensive though I prefer to buy these cages for my parrots they are safer and will be worth it over the lifespan of your parrot

Easy to Maintain

You should buy cages that are easy to keep clean. Look for a pull out tray to clean the cage. Food and water dishes that can be easily removed and replaced without opening the main door of the cage.