Size Does Matter (Cage Size, That Is)

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Solid White Parakeets "Lexi", "Nikko" & "Visa"  

If you look real close... you will see three pure white parakeets in that monster of a cage.   That cage is actually meant for my macaws when they aren't in their outside aviaries... it is their indoor cage, but since they had been spending the sunny days outside (day and night) I decided to let the parakeets be spoiled for a while and have free rein of the giant macaw cage!  

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Pictured: Parakeets "Lexi", "Visa" & "Nikko"  

Now, the husband was a little nervous that the parakeets could get out but I was convinced they were a tad too big for that. So far, they haven't proven either of us right or wrong and have stayed inside the cage with plenty to do. I added a ton of foraging toys they could use and boy, have they used them!  


You can use the same types of foraging toys that are used for the larger parrots, for the smaller ones, too. I've found I can use some toys for ALL my birds (such as the skewer for my small birds, large and even my Toucan). Look for "universal" toys that apply to all your birds so you have the ability to rotate.

Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.

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