What Cage Should I Choose for My Pet Bird?

Things to Look for When Shopping for a Bird Cage

Size

Each species of bird has different containment requirements.  A good cage should be large enough for your bird to walk around comfortably, and fully extend and flap its wings. Don't forget to take into account the space that will be lost when you add your bird's perches, food bowls, bird toys and other pet bird supplies!

Shape & Design

Rectangular cages are often preferred over round cages.   To read more about how to ensure your bird remains happy and healthy in your home, read our blog about your pet bird's environmental needs.

Bar Width

Refer to the simple chart below for choosing a cage for your pet bird. 

Species Minimum Cage Size Bar Spacing
Finch 18” by 18” by 30” 1/4” to 1/2”
Canary 18” by 18" by 24” 1/4” to 1/2”
Budgie 18” by 18" by 24” 1/2”
Cockatiel 20” by 20” by 24” 1/2” to 5/8”
Lovebird & Parrotlet 24” by 24” by 24” 1/2”
Indian Ringneck Parakeets 24” by 24" by 36” 1/2" to 5/8”
Conure 24” by 24” by 24” 5/8” to 3/4”
Caique 24” by 24" by 36” 5/8” to 3/4”
Amazon, Mini Macaw, Goffin Cockatoo & African Grey 34” by 24” by 36” 3/4” to 1”
Large Cockatoo 36” by 48” by 48” 1” to 1.5”
Large Macaw 36” by 48” by 60” 1" to 1.5”