Bird cages, or aviary bird cages are as important to taking care of your pet bird or birds as their food and water. A bird needs a cage to come home to and to keep it safe. Different kinds of birds like different shapes and sizes of cages, so it is very important to choose a cage that is appropriate to your kind of bird.
Bigger birds will need bigger cages, and while a good rule of thumb is to always make sure that the cage is at the very least two times wider than the bird's maximum wingspan, that is the minimum space requirement for a larger bird, and it is almost impossible to go too big. A big bird needs lots of room to fly or climb and you do not want to end up with a cage that is too small for your bird. This is not a place to save money and cut corners- your birds health is depending on you to choose a big enough cage. You should generally get the biggest cage you can afford for a bigger bird, and they will thank you for it.
For smaller birds, you can get a smaller cage, but remember that they will likely like to fly around, so make sure there is enough room in the cage to let them do so. It is possibly to get a cage that is too big for a smaller bird though, so your best bet is to ask a pet store employee or breeder- whoever you got your bird from, how much space he or she will need when full grown. Of course, keeping more than one bird in a aviary cage means that the cage will have to be big enough to fit them all comfortably.
Aviary bird cage are available in all sizes and shapes. You can find them made out of many different materials including wood, plastic, metal, and coated wire, which is the most common and usually the least expensive. However, you can also find specialty bird aviary cages if you know where to look and have a little more to spend. These can be more than just a place for your bird to perch in- they can be a jungle gym, a habitat, and even a piece of art.
For those who are looking to spend as little money as possible though, a good place to start would be to look for a bird cage at the local pet store. This will give you an idea of how bit it will need to be and you can see if you can get it into your room or not. Once you have seen the cage type you want in person, you can go on to the internet to look for websites that will sell you a aviary bird cage for less money than the brick and mortar store.
These websites usually have lower prices because they do not have to pay rent on a retail location, and often stock the same kind of things. Of course, you will have to pay shipping and wait for the cage to arrive at your house instead of walking home with it then and there. There are pros and cons to either approach and the choice is up to you.