You’re in the market for a brand-new cage for your parrot, but you don’t know where to begin. Perhaps you’ve had your parrot for a while, or you’re in the process of bringing home your first-ever bird. Buying a cage is an important decision since it will be your bird’s home for maybe as long as 50 years! Did you know that the oldest parrot was Cookie, a Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo who lived at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago until he was just over 82 years old?
Your parrot might outlive you, so it’s important that he’s safe and comfortable. However, we know that choosing the right cage for your beautiful bird will not be an easy task, so we’re here to make the job much easier for you. Here are the reviews of 8 different cages for different-sized parrots. So, whatever your needs are, we’ve done the work, and all you need to do is make the final decision.
A Glance at Our Winners in 2023
|Best Overall||Yaheetech 68.5-in Rolling Cage & Playtop||
|Best Value||Yaheetech Open Top Rolling Metal Cage||
|Premium Choice||Prevue Pet Products Imperial Stainless Cage||
|Prevue Pet Products Wrought Iron Flight Cage||
|A&E Cage Company 74-in Cage||
The 8 Best Parrot Cages
1. Yaheetech 68.5-in Rolling Bird Cage & Playtop – Best Overall
The Yaheetech 68.5-in Rolling Bird Cage & Playtop includes features that benefit both the bird and their owner. It’s roomy for smaller parrots with a decent height and length for flying inside it. The cage is rust-proof, which is highly desirable, given how much cleaning it will have to endure. It also has a slide-out tray to make quick work of the daily maintenance. It’s our choice for one of the best overall parrot cages you can find this year.
The cage is well-made and includes a ladder and perches. It’s easy to assemble with a convenient handle at the top. It even has the tools you need to put it together. We love the tray along the bottom for catching waste. The cage is affordably priced, although it isn’t suitable for large parrots.
2. Yaheetech Open Top Rolling Metal Parrot Bird Cage – Best Value
The Yaheetech Open Top Rolling Metal Parrot Bird Cage is an excellent example of a product that is functional and attractive. It’s also versatile. You can use it with or without the stand. It also has an open top that adds to its usable space. We also like the storage area underneath the cage to keep everything handy. It’s our choice for one of the best parrot cages for the money.
The cage is an excellent value that includes perches and feeders for your bird. It’s easy to use with its swivel casters. You can quickly clean around your pet’s cage, making maintenance a snap. However, it’s not the best for larger bird species.
3. Prevue Pet Products Imperial Stainless Bird Cage – Premium Choice
The Prevue Pet Products Imperial Stainless Bird Cage is deluxe accommodations for a parrot, with plenty of room. It’s a large product that will take up some hefty real estate. However, that’s just what you need for a parrot, especially if they’ll spend a lot of time inside it. The bar spacing is decent and will give your bird a good foothold when climbing the sides. It also features a bird-proof door to prevent escapes.
The cage is made of stainless steel and can take a lot of punishment. It’s durable and well-made. However, it’s heavy and tough to move, even with the swivel casters. Nevertheless, it’s a product you can use for the life of your pet, making it a worthwhile investment.
4. Prevue Pet Products Wrought Iron Flight Cage
The Prevue Pet Products Wrought Iron Flight Cage is roomy quarters for smaller parrots. There’s a lot to explore with this product. It is well-built and sturdy to handle everyday use. It has a slide-out tray, feeders, and perches to get you started with this purchase. The cage attaches to the stand, adding to its stability. A shelf underneath the cage keeps your supplies handy.
The cage is well-made and easy to assemble with the included tools. Unfortunately, our research uncovered occasional quality control issues. Otherwise, it’s a decent product for the price, with some perks that we appreciated.
5. A&E Cage Company 74-in Bird Cage
The A&E Cage Company 74-in Bird Cage is an excellent choice for medium-sized parrots. It’s big enough and sturdy to handle this use. The design is attractive and includes removable seed guards. That makes the area around the cage quicker to clean. It’s not hard to assemble, but the instructions are poorly written, making it more difficult than it should be.
The stand has swivel casters, which make it easy to move. The top play area is a welcome feature and certainly makes it more fun for your parrot. It also comes in various color choices to match your decor,
6. Nova Microdermabrasion Play Top Parrot Cage
The Nova Microdermabrasion bird cage is a great cage for medium-sized parrots. It is made from wrought iron, and it would be a spacious home for your birds but would not be sturdy enough for a large parrot. There is an extensive play top area that includes a perch, ladder, and space for you to place two feeding trays, and there’s a large door at the front. It comes with 5 stainless steel feeding bowls, and there are three feeding doors for easy access. There is a slide out drawer for easy cleaning, and it includes four swivel wheels.
The cage bars are definitely too weak for larger parrots and spaced too far apart for smaller birds, which is why you should only put your medium-sized parrots in this cage. The bars can be easily bent, which means any bird with a strong beak might be able to bend the bars and potentially escape. The instructions were also missing.
7. VIVOHOME Wrought Iron Bird Cage
The VIVOHOME is another bird cage that is the perfect size for medium-sized parrots. It is made from welded steel and has four swivel wheels and an extra shelf for storage. Both the bottom and the top of the cage have trays that can be removed, which makes for easy cleaning and includes a bottom grate to prevent the birds from walking in their own waste. It comes with four stainless steel food bowls and has three wooden perches as well as a play top that has a ladder, a place for two food bowls, and a perch.
We found some sharp edges on the cage, however, which could easily injure you or your bird. It also arrived with a few missing parts, which made assembly difficult. And like many of the other cages, there were no instructions, and it is smaller than expected.
8. PawHut 63” Metal Indoor Bird Cage
The PawHut is a good bird cage for a small to medium-sized parrot. It has multiple food doors on the sides and two large doors at the front and includes a small basket at the bottom of the stand for extra storage. It’s made with steel wire as well as sturdy plastic and has swivel wheels for easy movement. There’s a bottom drawer that slides out for cleaning up, and it includes three wooden perches, four plastic food bowls, and a swing and comes in white.
It didn’t come with instructions, and most of the cage was very difficult to put together as parts were bent and didn’t line up properly. This misalignment makes opening and closing the multiple doors difficult, and some of the plastic parts arrived cracked and broken. There were also rusty areas on some parts of the cage, which made us wonder if it was already used.
Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Best Parrot Cages
Finding the right cage for your bird is essential as it could potentially be your parrot’s home for his entire life, which you already know could be a long one. Of course, you’ll want your parrot to be comfortable and safe and, even more importantly, happy in his new home, so there are some options that you should consider before plunking your money down on a new and expensive bird cage.
The size of the cage you choose is, by far, the most vital part of the cage purchasing process. The general rule of thumb for choosing the right size, particularly for a large parrot, is that the cage should be 1.5 times larger than your parrot’s wingspan, but bigger than this would always be better. For example, the Scarlet Macaw has an average wingspan of 46 inches so the cage should measure, at a minimum, 69 inches but 92 inches might be best and an African Grey has a 28.5-inch wingspan and should have a cage that is 43 inches but 57 inches would be better.
The spaces in-between the bars of the cage are critical as well. Placing a small bird in a cage designed for a larger bird runs the risk of either your bird escaping between the bars, which are usually much wider, or getting his head stuck, which is a serious danger for your parrot. For the smallest parrot (the Parrotlet), the spacing shouldn’t be wider than ½ inch. While it will be tempting to buy an extra-large cage for an extra-small parrot, always check the spaces between the bars first.
All of the cages in these reviews have wheels, making it a great option for a parrot that will appreciate a change of scenery on occasion. This can prove to be particularly useful if your bird is very attached to you, but you need to keep him inside his cage for a while, and this way, he will essentially be following you around while being kept safe. You can also bring him outside on a nice day without worrying about him flying away and maybe lift your parrot’s bad mood.
A flight cage is exactly what its name implies. It’s a cage that has enough room for a bird to be able to stretch out his wings and fly within the cage. Obviously, the larger the parrot, the larger the cage will need to be to allow him to stretch out his wings. However, if you do have a large parrot and aren’t willing or able to give up the space for such an enormous cage, you can let him fly about your home, and you’ll need to allow him a lot more time outside of his cage. The smaller the bird, the smaller the flight cage.
Just like with a cat or dog, you should have a travel carrier available for your parrot for trips to the vet or just any trip in general. Or maybe you need to move so a travel carrier should come in very handy for any of these occasions. There are soft-sided travel carriers or miniature sized bird cages to choose from, but of course, you’ll need to ensure the cage will comfortably fit your parrot.
The play top is a way for your parrot to perch outside of the cage and even have the opportunity to lounge and, well, play. Some of the cages in our list include a play top, and some even include ladders and spaces to place food bowls. Think of it as your parrot’s own little back deck, just minus the BBQ.
What the cage is made out of is another important factor to consider. It needs to be sturdy enough to house your parrot and to withstand your bird’s constant pecking. Most of the cages on our list are made of wrought iron, but stainless steel is another popular choice. You’ll also want to check on what the material has been treated with as obviously, you’ll want to avoid any toxic materials.
How you clean the cage is another important factor, especially for you. All but one of the cages in our reviews has a bottom drawer; the other is set up for lifting the entire cage off the bottom tray. The slide out tray option does make your job of cleaning the cage easier, particularly since you don’t need to take your bird out of the cage during this process. The easier it is to clean, the more you won’t mind doing the cleaning.
The Prevue Pet Products bird cage was our number one choice for the overall best bird cage for small to medium parrots. Its extra storage in addition to its sturdy construction makes it an excellent choice for your smaller parrot. The Vision II Model M02 is our pick for the best parrot cage at a lower price thanks to its unique perches and the waste guards that will help prevent food and bird droppings from landing outside of the cage.
So, there you have it. Reviews of cages for different-sized parrots that we hope will help you make the right decision for you and your bird. Be sure you purchase the right-sized cage for the size of your bird, and we hope your feathered family member will love his new digs.
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