Cockatoo Cages-the Right Home for Your Pet

Posted December 10th, 2010 by admin | 145 Comments

A cockatoo is actually any one of over 20 species of birds.  Their size ranges from the small cockatiel to the Palm Cockatoo CagesCockatoo which measures in between 22 and 24 inches in length.  They are most commonly white, grey or black with distinctive crests. They are a strong bird with particularly strong bills and feet.  The birds hail from Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  Their rather loud voices developed as a way to warn of possible threats, keep the flock together, defend nests and indicate mood. The care of these pets includes good nutrition and a suitable home chosen from the available cockatoo cages.

The quality and length of the life of this bird is dependent on factors such as nutrition and having the right cage for them to call home.  Seeds are a large part of their diet but must be supplemented with other foods for optimum health.  Supplemental food items include vegetables and fruits, nuts, rice (cooked), cheese, pasta and meat.  Fresh vegetables are preferable as they provide the most nutritive value.  Some good ones to feed include carrots, beets, spinach and broccoli.  Although the bird may not be interested at first, fruits should make their way into the menu plan.  Some favorites include bananas, oranges and grapes.  Nuts provide not only nutrition but also fun. Cockatoos have very strong beaks and enjoy cracking nuts.  Choosing the proper foods along with the right choice among cockatoo cages will make for a happy, healthy life for your pet.

There are many cockatoo cages on the market. It is crucial for it to be appropriate for the type and size of bird that will call it home for many years.  A large model is needed for this type of bird.  At the very least, cockatoo bird cages should measure 3 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet.  Honestly, this is a case of the bigger the better. These birds were not made to live a life confined in a small place. The more room and time they have to stretch their wings, the happier they will be. They also like to climb so bird perches and horizontal bars should be a part of the set up. 

Choosing a cage for your pet should be a thoughtful decision. The cage you select will be their home for however many hours a day they are in it. If you have any questions about the suitability of a cage for your pet, you should consult a good dealer of pet supplies. For more information on cockatoo cages, visit www.thebirdcagedepot.com.

 

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Finch Cages-Home for Your Little Songbird

Posted October 11th, 2010 by admin | 138 Comments

Finch CagesThere may be nothing sweeter than the song of the finch.  These are small birds, ranging in length from about 3.8 inches to 9 inches. They can weigh as little as .3 ounces or as much as 3 ounces.  They are typically brown, sometimes green, with a good deal of black.  Less common colors include yellow and red. Most species are indigenous to the Southern Hemisphere.  Their flying can more accurately be described as hopping or bouncing.  They are wonderful singers and make great pets. A finch’s care consists primarily of a nutritious diet and making the proper choice among the available finch cages on the market.

A good diet for a finch consists of more than seeds.  For your pet to be truly healthy and happy, they need a balanced diet. Seed is part of it. That should be complemented by a wealth of calcium rich foods including vegetables and egg food.  Greens such as turnip greens and dandelion greens are calcium rich vegetables.  Calcium can also be added to the diet through crushed oyster shell and cuttlebone.  A very important part of a finch diet is egg food.  This can be as simple as hard boiling an egg and crushing it with a fork. Egg bread is another popular option.  This recipe basically consists of eggs added to a cornbread mix.  A diet consisting of all these things and the proper choice in finch cages will help your pet live a long and full life.

There are a variety of types of finch bird cages.  There are standard ones and decorative ones and there are some that have a utilitarian function such as the finch flight cage. The finch is a bird that spends virtually all of their day inside the finch cage.  Therefore, it should be large enough to allow for some flying.  You should also make sure the bars are no more than 1/2” apart for the safety of your per.  If you have multiple birds, you will most likely need a finch flight cage.  Although they are not climbers, perches should be included. They do not find toys exciting in the way parrots do. A bird swing, however, would be a welcome addition to a finch bird cage.

A finch bird cage is perhaps the most important decision you will make for your bird.  Providing them with a home that large enough for flight and that is safe will help them to provide you with years of companionship and entertainment. For more information on finch cages, visit www.thebirdcagedepot.com.

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Bird Cages for Small Houses

Posted June 24th, 2010 by admin | 107 Comments

As most of you know the bigger the bird cage the better.  This can often be an issue because large bird cages take up so much space.  The Bird Cage Depot has completed a new article for tips for large bird cages in a small space.  Victorian bird cages, corner cages, and bird cages with storage options are your best bet when you are tight on space.  With corner cages you can have a cage with the same inside space as other large bird cages, but obviously the cage can set out of the way in the corner.  Bird cages with storage help you put away your bird supplies easily to keep your small space clean.

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At The Bird Cage Depot we want to ensure that your feathered friend is as happy and healthy as he can be and we understand that you might be tight on space.  Be sure to check out our huge selection of bird cages as we are sure you will find something that fits your needs.

For more information on this subject check out our article Tips for Large Bird Cages in Small Spaces

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Whaaat’s Uppppp

Posted June 11th, 2010 by admin | 145 Comments

This is an oldie, but goodie. Happy Friday!!!!

We also posted a new article all about Victorian Bird Cages. I have to say these are my favorite types of cages. They are decorative and classic. Be sure and check it out. Victorian Bird Cages-Form and Function I think all the birds in the Bud commercial would love our Victorian bird cages.

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Active and Healthy Birds

Posted May 21st, 2010 by admin | 151 Comments

Bird-ToysFor active and healthy birds you should consider investing in some bird toys, bird swings, foot toys, and a bird chew toys.

Bird toys help keep your bird stimulated and entertained. Consider acrylic bird toys or wood bird toys with bright colors to intrigue your feathered friend. Don’t clutter your bird cages with too many toys though as it could be unsafe. Instead consider exchanging different toys and bird swings so that your birdie doesn’t get bored with them.

Bird swings and foot toys are also great items for an active and healthy bird. The foot toys in particular help keep your little guys foot muscles nice and strong. Nobody wants a lazy bird 🙂 They also help reduce claw trimming which helps you with your birds maintenance.

For more information on How to Keep Birds Active and Healthy check out our articles.

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Moonwalking Bird

Posted May 14th, 2010 by admin | 141 Comments

I know this isn’t really a pet bird, but I couldn’t resist posting. This is a super cute video and REAL. I couldn’t believe it. This bird is a Red-capped Manakin found in tropical forests in South and Central America.  Happy Friday Everyone!!!

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About Your Pet Canary

Posted May 10th, 2010 by admin | 134 Comments

Are you looking for history, nutritional information, or types of bird cages to buy for your canary??? If so check out Canary Cages- A Place to Sing. We have researched this little guy and posted some great information. Whether you are looking at purchasing a Canary as a pet or already have one this is a must read!!!

Also be sure to check out some or our canary cages. You will find that they are the right size for your little feathered friend. Canaries like to fly horizontally and our cages offer just the room they need to hop from perch to perch. We have a wide selection small bird cages so make sure you take your time and browse the site.

For more information please email us at info@thebirdcagedepot.com!

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Information about Parakeets

Posted April 16th, 2010 by admin | 162 Comments

Parakeets are very popular pet birds. We have provided a great article which is now available called Parakeet Cages- A Place to Eat, Sleep and Play. Along with information about parakeet cages we have provided information about parakeets  from behavioral characteristics to diet and exercise.  With a good diet and exercise your parakeet can live up to 25 years.  That being said, it is important to have all the facts about your pet to ensure an happy and healthy life.  Did you know that that avocados are toxic to parakeets?  I recommend getting a complete list of toxic foods from your vet, but we have a short list available in the Parakeet Cages- A Place to Eat, Sleep and Play artcle.Parakeet Cages

Be sure and check out our selection of small bird cages as many of them will be suitable for your parakeet.  I would recommend a bigger one if you have multiple parakeets.

For additional information please feel free to call or send us an email to info@thebirdcagedepot.com.

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Bird Aviary Article Now Available

Posted April 9th, 2010 by admin | 178 Comments

In an effort to provide more information to our users The Bird Cage Depot has now added an article section to the site.  Here you can find important information regarding your bird cages, bird breeds, bird health, and much more.  Our first article is about bird aviaries.

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Bird Aviary- Recreating a Natural Habitat is a great article about the history and purpose of bird aviaries.  The history of the bird aviary will give you an idea of how to set up your bird aviary and provide the best environment for your birds.  A bird aviary is the closest thing to a natural environment you can get for your bird.  This allows your birds to fly around freely and exercise.  Another huge benefit of a bird aviary is the larger walk in aviary which allows humans to move around comfortably in the cage.  This will allow for easy set up, cleaning, and feeding your bird.  Please check out more in our articles section on the site.

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African Grey Cages-A Proper Home for Your Pet

Posted January 21st, 2010 by admin | 151 Comments

African Grey CageThe beautiful African Grey Parrot is indigenous to Central and Western Africa. They are intelligent and gentle birds which have become a popular pet. These birds like to make their presence known. They often whistle, shriek and mimic words and sounds. They can accurately recreate the sound of a telephone, video games and washing machines. Their most impressive trait, however, is talking. Research shows that they can not only repeat words but also have the ability to attach meaning to them. Some research proves that these birds can have the cognitive thinking capacity of a human toddler. The care of these pets include proper feeding and vitamins and choosing an appropriate home from the available African grey cages.

The care of the African Grey Parrot will directly correlate to the length and quality of their life. These birds can live anywhere from 15-60 years or more. Nutrition is a determining factor in length of life. Many outward signs can indicate poor nutrition. Allergies and feather picking are just two of the many manifestations of a less than stellar diet. A seed only diet is not sufficient. They need fresh fruits and vegetables, pellets and seeds to truly thrive. The optimum level of nutrition is derived from organic, raw fruits and vegetables. These have the needed levels of enzymes to maintain function within the bird. Food that are toxic and should never ever be given include chocolate, caffeine, apple seeds, avocado and peach and cherry pits. Good food along with the correct choice among African Grey cages can help your feathered friend live a long and healthy life.

Choosing an African grey bird cage is an important decision in the life of your pet. The home you choose should specifically be an African Grey cage. These birds are climbers. Their home should allow them to be a bit acrobatic. The parrot should be able to stretch his wings in without hitting the sides. Another good idea is ladder for some extra climbing fun. African Grey cages can have a direct result on the happiness of your pet. If their home is too small to allow them to stretch and climb, they can actually become depressed.

Finding a suitable home for your pet is one of the most important things you can do for them. Although you can sometimes find African Grey cages for sale in a newspaper or from an individual, it is wise to purchase the cage from a knowledgeable dealer of pet supplies. For more information on African Grey parrot cages, visit www.thebirdcagedepot.com.

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