Cage Size Guide

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When choosing a cage, size is a critical factor. The internal living area of the cage needs to be big enough to allow adequate movement and flapping of wings. Bar spacing is a critical consideration, your parrot should not be able to put its head through and get wedged in the space between the bars. Additionally, for the larger bird species the diameter and strength of each bar should be large enough to ensure that the bars can not be bent or broken by your bird.

Bird Species Recommended Bar Spacing/Bar Diameter Minimum Internal Width
     
Finch, Canary 1/4" - 1/2" 18"
Parakeet, Parrotlet, Lovebird 1/2" 20"
Alexandrine, Cockatiel, Conure, Caique, Quaker, Pionus, Senegal 5/8" - 3/4" (3mm) 24"
African Grey, Amazon, Eclectus, Small Cockatoo, Mini Macaw 3/4" - 1" (4mm) 32"
Large Cockatoo, Large Macaw 1" - 1 1/4" (5mm) 36"

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