Choosing a Bird Cage

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated February 17, 2009)

Quite often, choosing a bird cage can be almost as difficult as choosing your own home. Get one too small, and everyone suffers. Get a home (or cage) that is too large, and it is quite easy to become lost, and feel out of sorts. Just as you use (or should use) careful consideration when choosing out your home, the same type of consideration and care should go into choosing Tweety's. When choosing any type of home, it does not have to be a long and drawn out process. As long as you have a few simple guidelines mapped out ahead of time, you are going to find the perfect home for Tweety in practically no time at all.

  • Location. It can truly be said that location is everything. As with a human's home, the location of Tweety's home is going to directly affect the happiness and welfare of your feathered friend. When deciding on the location, try to consider what would make both you and Tweety happy. Don't rush into choosing one particular place over another, so take your time and don't be afraid to try a different location if the first one doesn't work.
  • Shape. There are going to be a variety of factors that you need to assess when deciding on the new home of your feathered friend. First you are going to want to take a look at whether the shape is going to allow Tweety enough space to get proper exercise. At the same time, take a look at the overall general shape of the cage, to see if it is going to allow the same criteria as above. Finally, the last thing that you want to take a look at is the spacing between the bars on the cage. If they are too far apart, then the bird is going to be able to escape and get into all kinds of trouble.
  • Quality. The quality of a bird case is going determine how long the cage is going to last. Just as when you purchase a home for yourself, you get what you pay for. Typically, the higher quality something is, the more expensive it becomes. Price is not the only criteria that you should use when deciding on your new bird cage. Take a look at such things as the weld connections (if the cage is metallic), whether or not the materials the cage is made from is toxic to humans and animals, and that it won't chip and fall apart.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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