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Info. on Parrot Care

Useful Information When Buying a Cage

  • Our Parrot Cages are available in a range of shapes and sizes and your bird will be spending a lot of time inside so it's important to choose the correct model.
  • Parrot Cages come in 3 main designs - Gym Top, Open Top and Solid Top.
  • Gym Top Cages have a separate tray and perching area built on to the top of the cage and are a great idea if your Parrot spends a lot of time out of the cage or you don't have a separate Play Stand.
  • Open Top Cages have a similar purpose but a much simpler design - generally the top panel opens up in 2 halves and you can fit a perch across the top.
  • Solid top cages can be used if your bird doesn't come out of the cage very much, or you use a separate play stand.
  • Our Parrot Cages are available in a powder-coated finish. which involves an electro-statically charged coloured powder being applied to the cage which is then baked on at high temperature. This produces a smooth, high quality finish
  • They are finished with non-toxic paints, (Independent toxicity test results are available) resulting in a long lasting and safe environment for birds.
  • The cage and it's contents must be kept in pristine condition at all times to ensure a happy, lively, healthy and long living pet parrot.
  • Choose as big a cage as you can, try and make sure that each dimension is at least as big as the bird's wingspan. Please allow for toys, perches and other cage fittings, try to leave plenty of unobstructed space for your Parrot to exercise.
  • Most Parrots will be much happier in a large cage that gives them plenty of room to swing from toys, hang from the bars, flap their wings and generally have fun.
  • Make sure the bar spacing (the size of gap between the bars) and the bar diameter (the thickness of the bars) is appropriate for your Parrot.

 Where To Site Your Cage

  • The best place to site your birds cage is in the corner of a room or in an alcove because the solid walls will help your bird to feel secure in it's new home.  Site the parrot cage away from drafts, heaters, televisions etc and also out of direct sunlight as your parrot will not enjoy too much heat, noise etc.
  • If your bird is going to be in a busy room which is occupied until late at night we would recommend a separate sleeping cage or a bird cage cover which would allow your parrot 10-12 hours of quiet, uninterrupted sleep
  • We supply cage covers to help shut out draughts, light and noise and give your bird the privacy to get the rest it needs

 Choosing A Bird

  • Suggesting specific breeds can only be a personal opinion, but if you are looing for a single, hand tamed parrot, then you are probably better to go for an English bred, preferably hand reared bird.
  • It is possible to tame an older imported bird but it is obviously more difficult as training older pets takes much more time and effort.
  • English bred birds are already adjusted to our climate and weather conditions, and are generally fit and healthy.
  • An African Grey will make the best talker, although a young Amazon can talk well and will be very playful and entertainining
  • Cockatoos will also speak well, but if hand reared will be the most demanding of human attention, and can develop all sorts of neuroses if their requirements are not met.
  • The larger species such as Umbrella and Moluccan Cockatoos are also extremely noisy.
  • If, however, you are looking for potential breeding birds it might be more sensible to opt for older stock, and in this case there is nothing wrong with choosing a recently imported bird, provided it is healthy.


  • Your parrot should be fed at least once a day, with tit-bits offered now and again.
  • Most pet shops sell "parrot mix" or possibly parrot pellets, but neither of these will form a complete diet so a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables should also be offered every day.
  • Peanuts should be those sold for human consumption as the ones sometimes sold in pet stores may be infected with a fungus which will lead to aflatoxin poisoning.
  • Anything that we eat can be offered in moderation including, cooked meat and bones, also cooked fish, tinned fruit, cheese, plain biscuit, etc.
  • Do not give chocolate or avocado which is poisonous to birds.

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