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7 Best Bird Cages for Macaws in 2021

Oliver Jones

A Macaw’s cage is one of the most important purchases you will make for your parrot. Whether you’re planning on bringing

 

home your first ever Macaw or your long-time pet has outgrown his cage, you need to find just the right one – but where to begin? There are so many available options!

We’ve reviewed 7 different bird cages that should be great contenders for your parrot’s new home. Hopefully, for the next 50 years! Our reviews will provide you with an overview of each cage, including the pros and cons, which we hope will allow you to make an informed decision. We hope that in the end, your Macaw will be comfortable and happy in his new home.


A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites

Image Product Details
Best Overall
Winner
Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Wrought Iron Bird Cage Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Wrought Iron Bird Cage
  • Attractive and large cage
  • Bottom pull-out grille for easy cleaning
  • Includes 3 non-tip stainless steel bowls
  • Best Value
    Second place
    Nova Microdermabrasion Large Bird Cage Nova Microdermabrasion Large Bird Cage
  • Great price
  • Epoxy finish on wrought iron frame with caster wheels
  • 5 stainless steel cups and 2 perches
  • Premium Choice
    Third place
    Prevue Pet Products Empire Bird Cage Prevue Pet Products Empire Bird Cage
  • Huge cage with caster wheels for large Macaws
  • Comes with 3 non-tip stainless steel bowls and feeder doors
  • Includes hardwood perch
  • Yaheetech Wrought Iron Rolling Large Bird Cage Yaheetech Wrought Iron Rolling Large Bird Cage
  • Good for medium-sized Macaws
  • Play top with ladder, perch, and 2 bowls
  • Pull-out bottom tray and seed guard
  • Mcage Large Corner Bird Cage Mcage Large Corner Bird Cage
  • Saves space with corner design on 4 caster wheels
  • Large access door and seed skirt
  • Includes 4 stainless steel bowls attached to 4 feeder doors
  • The 7 Best Bird Cages for Macaws – Reviews & Top Picks 2021

    1. Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Wrought Iron Bird Cage – Best Overall

    Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Wrought Iron Bird Cage

    Size: 46 x 36 x 78.25 inches
    Bar Spacing: 1⅜ inches
    Material:  Wrought iron, powder-coated

    The best overall bird cage for Macaws is the Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Bird Cage. This cage is large enough for even the large Macaws and will make an attractive addition to your home. It features a bottom grille that can be pulled out for easier cleanup, as well as seed guards in the corners to help prevent excess mess. It includes 3 stainless steel bowls that are designed to not tip over and one hardwood perch. It is fairly easy to put together, and it comes with wheels for easy moving.

    On the downside, if you have one of the larger Macaws, you’ll probably need to install a bigger and sturdier perch as the one included isn’t strong enough. You might also find that the cage could arrive damaged, and in some cases, you might need to fix some of the bars that become bent during delivery.

    Pros
    • Attractive and large cage
    • Bottom pull-out grille for easy cleaning
    • Includes 3 non-tip stainless steel bowls
    • Corner seed guards
    • Has caster wheels for easy maneuvering
    Cons
    • Included perch will need replacing
    • Might arrive with bent bars

    2. Nova Microdermabrasion Large Bird Cage – Best Value

    Nova Microdermabrasion Large Bird Cage – Best Value

    Size: 31 x 29.5 x 68 inches
    Bar Spacing: 6 inches
    Material:  Wrought iron

    The best bird cage for Macaws for the money is the Nova Microdermabrasion Bird Cage. This cage is made from wrought iron with an epoxy coated finish and will work best for the smaller Macaws. It includes 5 stainless steel cups and 3 feeder doors so you can feed your bird easily, and 2 hardwood perches. It also features a play top with a ladder, perch, and 2 bowls, as well as a large main door for easier access to your Macaw. Lastly, the Nova features both bottom and top trays that can be slid out for easy cleaning and caster wheels for moving the cage.

    The problems with this cage include that it is really only meant for medium-sized birds. It’s too small for large Macaws, and the bar spacing won’t work for smaller birds. It also might not stand up to any birds that are strong chewers as they might bend the bars.

    Pros
    • Great price
    • Epoxy finish on wrought iron frame with caster wheels
    • 5 stainless steel cups and 2 perches
    • Play top with ladder, perch, and 2 bowls
    • Slide-out trays on bottom and top
    Cons
    • Only for medium-sized Macaws
    • Bars easily bent by strong birds

    3. Prevue Pet Products Empire Bird Cage – Premium Choice

    Prevue Pet Products Empire Bird Cage – Premium Choice

    Size: 46 x 36 x 78.25 inches
    Bar Spacing: 1⅜ inches
    Material:  Steel, powder-coated

    Our pick for premium choice bird cage for Macaws is the Prevue Pet Products Empire Bird Cage. Perfect for the largest of Macaws, this cage is huge! It comes with 3 non-tip stainless steel bowls with easy access food doors and a hardwood perch. It’s a very sturdy cage that has caster wheels for maneuverability. The bars are made with 9-gauge steel and can withstand your Macaw’s powerful beak. It has a bottom grille and tray that can be slid out for easy cleaning, as well as corner seed guards.

    Obviously, the price is one of the cons of this cage, and like with many of the cages on our list, it might arrive damaged.

    Pros
    • Huge cage with caster wheels for large Macaws
    • Comes with 3 non-tip stainless steel bowls and feeder doors
    • Includes hardwood perch
    • 9-gauge bars very difficult to bend or break
    • Bottom grille and tray can pull out for easy cleaning
    Cons
    • Expensive
    • Might arrive with some damage after shipping

    4. Yaheetech Wrought Iron Rolling Large Bird Cage

    Yaheetech Wrought Iron Rolling Large Bird Cage copy

    Size: 32 x 30.5 x 68.5 inches
    Bar Spacing: 6 inches
    Material:  Wrought iron

    The Yaheetech Wrought Iron Rolling Bird Cage would make a great enclosure for your medium-sized Macaws. It features a play top with food bowls, ladder, and perch, and a sturdy pull-out bottom tray so you can clean up with ease. It has caster wheels, a seed guard, and has 2 feeder doors for easy access. It also comes with 5 stainless steel bowls, 2 wooden perches, and a bungee rope toy for your Macaw.

    However, the included perches don’t seem to always fit properly, so you might need to work on those or find new ones to place inside the cage. The cage material is also somewhat flimsy, so you might want to avoid this cage if your bird is on the destructive side. And definitely avoid it if you have a smaller bird as the bar spacing might be too wide.

    Pros
    • Good for medium-sized Macaws
    • Play top with ladder, perch, and 2 bowls
    • Pull-out bottom tray and seed guard
    • 2 feeder doors and caster wheels
    • 5 stainless steel bowls and 2 wooden perches
    • Includes bonus bungee rope toy
    Cons
    • Perches don’t fit properly
    • Cage bars are somewhat flimsy
    • Not meant for smaller birds

    5. Mcage Large Corner Bird Cage

    Mcage Large Corner Bird Cage

    Size: 38 x 38 x 64 inches
    Bar Spacing: 5 inches
    Material:  Wrought iron

    The Mcage Large Corner Bird Cage is the only one on our list that is designed to fit in a corner. It’s best for your smaller Macaws and features a large access door and a seed skirt to help avoid a mess on your floor. It comes with 4 stainless steel bowls, which are attached to 4 feeder doors that can be swiveled outside for easy filling. The bottom grille and tray can be slid out for cleaning, has 2 wooden perches and 4 caster wheels.

    The bars are somewhat flimsy, so if your parrot is likely to chew on the bars, this cage might not work for you. The instructions that come with the cage for assembly are just in pictures, so you might find it a challenge to put together.

    Pros
    • Saves space with corner design on 4 caster wheels
    • Large access door and seed skirt
    • Includes 4 stainless steel bowls attached to 4 feeder doors
    • Metal grate and tray can be slid out
    • Has 2 wooden perches
    Cons
    • Only for smaller Macaws
    • Bars are flimsy
    • Assembly instructions difficult

    6. VIVOHOME Large Bird Cage with Play Top

    VIVOHOME Large Bird Cage with Play Top

    Size: 8 x 25.8 x 72 inches
    Bar Spacing: 5 inches
    Material:  Wrought iron

    The VIVOHOME Large Bird Cage with Play Top is a sturdy cage designed for smaller Macaws. It comes on a frame that allows for extra storage and with 4 caster wheels. It has a detachable play top with a ladder, perch, stainless steel bowls, and a hook for a toy or maybe some food. It has a PPC pull-out tray, and the grille is also removable, as well as 4 different panels, all designed for easy cleanup. It has 3 feeder doors with 4 stainless steel bowls and 3 wooden perches.

    On the downside, this cage is definitely too small for larger Macaws, so you should only use it for the smaller species. The measurements provided are actually for the entire frame and not the living space for the bird (which is about 18.5 x 18.5 x 26 inches). Again, the instructions are difficult to follow, and the cage does arrive damaged at times.

    Pros
    • Has room for storage and on caster wheels
    • Detachable play top with ladder, perch, bowls, and hook for toy
    • Bottom tray, grille, and 4 panels are all removable for cleanup
    • 3 feeder doors with 4 bowls and 3 wooden perches
    Cons
    • The measurements are for the frame and are much smaller
    • Only for small Macaws
    • Might arrive damaged
    • Instructions difficult to follow

    7. ZENY Bird Cage with Play Top

    ZENY Bird Cage with Play Top (1)

    Size: 31 x 30 x 68 inches
    Bar Spacing: 6 inches
    Material:  Wrought iron

    The ZENY Bird Cage should only be used for a small Macaw and includes a play top with ladder, perch, and 2 bowls. It comes with 5 stainless steel bowls and has 3 feeder doors that the bowls attach to. The ZENY has caster wheels, which can lock and seed skirt as well as a wooden perch on top and inside. And, of course, the grate can be removed for cleaning.

    Unfortunately, this cage is too small for a larger bird, so it’s only for small Macaws (or other species). Like many of the other cages, the instructions are very difficult to follow, and many of these cages might arrive broken and/or with missing parts.

    Pros
    • Play top with ladder, perch, and bowls
    • Includes 5 stainless steel bowls and a wooden perch inside
    • Lockable caster wheels and seed skirt
    • Removable grate for cleaning
    Cons
    • For small Macaws
    • Instructions are difficult to follow
    • Many cages arrive broken or with missing parts

    Buyer’s Guide

    Buying a cage for your Macaw is an important part of owning a parrot. Macaws are very large birds, so you’re looking at purchasing a very large enclosure, which will take up a lot of space in your home and will be pretty expensive. So, before you start shopping, there are a few things you should think about before you pay for that huge and expensive cage.

    Size

    The size of the cage is probably the most important part. The general rule is that the cage should be at least 1.5 times larger than your Macaw’s wingspan, but of course, bigger is always better. So, as an example, the Blue-and-Gold Macaw has a 46-inch wingspan, so the cage should be a minimum of 69 inches, but 92 inches would be ideal. You can also consider a double Macaw cage if you have more than one bird but need to keep them separated.

    Cage Materials

    You should always look at what your potential cage is made out of. You’ll want a material that is strong enough to withstand your Macaw’s chewing, but that has also been treated to avoid rust and other damage. Just be sure there are no toxic materials used in the construction of the cage.

    Bar Spacing

    Bar spacing is more important for smaller birds because of escape attempts or heads getting caught between the bars. Most large cages designed for Macaws have wider spacing since these are big birds so if you have smaller birds and are considering a large cage, make sure the bar spacing is appropriate (usually no wider than ½-inch for a small parrot).

    Red Macaw in the cage_SingerGM_Shutterstock
    Image Credit: SingerGM, Shutterstock

    Play Area

    Having a play top on a cage isn’t a necessity, but it’s a nice feature to have. It’s a great spot for your Macaw to hang out and still make a mess.

    Flight Cage

    Finding a flight cage for your Macaw won’t be easy or cheap. The larger your bird, the larger the enclosure needs to be so your Macaw can actually fly around. This isn’t always feasible unless you can build an aviary in one of your rooms. You’ll need to allow your Macaw a lot of time outside of the cage so he can spread his wings and fly around your home.

    Last Bits of Advice

    Always get in touch with the company if your cage does arrive damaged or if you have any missing parts. Most companies should provide you with replacements at no charge or at least give you a discount. Be sure to read lots of reviews and measure your Macaw. It would be best if you knew what would be the right sized cage for your specific parrot.

    divider-birdcageConclusion

    The best overall cage for Macaws is the Prevue Hendryx Signature Series Bird Cage for its large size and attractive appearance. We picked the Nova Microdermabrasion Bird Cage as the best cage for your money for its great price and play top. And lastly, our premium choice is the Prevue Pet Products Empire Bird Cage for its huge size and sturdiness.

    We hope these reviews have helped you pinpoint the right cage for your Macaw, and we hope it will make the best home for your parrot for many years.


    Feature Image Credit: Gisha Bruev, Shutterstock

    Oliver Jones

    Oliver (Ollie) Jones - A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master's degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.