People use bird cage coverto allow their birds to sleep undisturbed. Your birds can rest peacefully then and they will not be disturbed by common household lights or noises. Also, cage covers can be a signal for your bird that it's bedtime and that he has to be quiet.Do not use the bird cage cover for extended hours outside of bedtime or as punishment.This will make your bird unhappy and depressed and damage your bird's mental health.
Covers could make the things worse in case that your bird is displaying unusual behavior, 'screaming’ for example. You have to define the problem and to solve it by spending more time with your bird or allowing him more time outdoors.There are a variety of bird cage covers like other bird cage accessories. There are universal covers which fit on any cage.
If there is a possibility your bird being cold during the night, you can choose flannel covers.The type of the cover should not restrict the airflow enough to affect the bird's breathing.Do not buy vinyl or non 'breathing' material. Not all people use covers, but if you notice that your bird does not sleep well, you should try it out. It is normal for birds which have never had their cage covered to bite at or pick at the cover, but if there are loose threads or frayed pieces, replace the cover.
If the cover has been on the bird cage for too long, your bird may pick at it. Usually a parrot needs aapproximately twelve hours of sleep and a bird cage cover can settle a tired bird during bedtime. In our daily routine we do not have twelve hours of sleep, which disturbs bird’s schedules. So if your bird has problems with enough sleeping then the bird cage cover will be the answer.
If your bird is used to sleep with cover, its absence will be a problem. And your bird could become stressed or anxious. If you are buying a bird from an individual, it would be better if you ask him in advance if the bird has used a bird cage cover. And on the other hand, if the bird has not been covered, at first when you cover it, it may become nervous. You can make thing better if you cover him for a couple of hours and slowly and gradually up to a full night's sleep.Then your bird will be healthy and happy.