Every time I go to the pet store and see 20 parakeets in one huge cage, I am jealous on behalf of my own budgies. I have only two of them right now, but I know they would love a big cage and many more friends.
Birds love to spread their wings and have room to play with many toys. Birds are social animals, especially members of the parrot family. And the smaller the birds are, the more social they tend to be.
Yaheetech has earned the reputation of being one of the best bird cages you can buy. All of its materials and construction are carefully chosen to make sure pet birds are safe as well as happy. Sturdy wrought iron forms the essential element of the cage, from the legs all the way up to the frame of the play top. Paints used are non-toxic and powder coated. All other materials are eco-friendly as well, like stainless steel hardware and bowls, and solid wood perches.
The wooden perches slide onto the vertical bars and you can move them around to accommodate the size of your birds and their flight patterns. I keep my birds' perches near their food and water bowls and attach treats within reach, such as honey sticks and spray millet. It's also good to hang toys, at least initially, near their perches. Once your birds start to move freely in their cage, you can move the toys around so they can fly to their toys. This will give them more opportunities to exercise.
The Yaheetech 61" Bird Cage has plenty of room for more toys, even if you have four or five small birds in it, but the cage comes with a large bungee toy made of metal wire and strong polyester fabric that can withstand those beak bites from your birds. The twisted fabric is great for their claws as well as their beaks. The more differentiated perches you provide for your bird, the better.
The Yaheetech 61" Bird Cage has plenty of room for more toys, but the cage comes with a large bungee toy made of metal wire and strong polyester fabric that can withstand those beak bites from your birds. The twisted fabric is great for their claws. The more differentiated perches you provide for your bird, the better.
There are conveniences for you too in the Yaheetech that you don't see in many other bird cages. One is the caster rollers, which make it easy to move the cage from room to room so your birds can be with you wherever you are, even outdoors in warm weather. But, if you take your birds outdoors, make sure they have enough shade and water; they are not accustomed to outdoors, so watch them carefully.
Other features include feed doors attached to the feed bowls which make fresh food and water easy to provide.
And the cage is so easy to clean! See the Yaheetech cage on the left side of the above image. The seed guard is just perfect to keep seeds from flying all over the place and they funnel right through a removable screen down to the bottom tray. The trays pull out, making cleaning so much easier. You can cover the bottom and top trays with bird cage paper liner or old newspaper to keep the bird poop from sticking to the trays. (I definitely advise that!)
Now, I have to admit, I've never housed different species together. I have housed parakeets together and added a third parakeet to the mix once they adjusted to her being housed next to them for awhile. When they became comfortable with each other, I moved the new bird into their cage and they were fine. I think the secret is to introduce the birds to each other gradually before housing them together. In any case, you have to watch them and make sure no one's getting badgered.
I had a cockatiel in a cage next to the budgies too. My cockatiel was hand-trained and he would visit the parakeets for short periods of time in their cage and they got along fine. For more information about housing different species of birds together, I suggest you do some research, as it often depends on the species you want to integrate; you can start here. Unless you are a constant companion to your bird, you should definitely provide other avian companionship!
That's the buzz for today!