Many people take one-size-fits-all measure when it comes to select a bird aviary. They are only concerned about the price and the overall size regardless of the material, the style, bar spacing and bird’s habits. A wrong or unsuitable bird cage will harm your birds, or even cause great damage. There are about 3 elements you should take into consideration before your selecting a bird aviary.
First, material of the cage
There are two main materials of making bird aviaries: stainless steel and wrought iron. In the terms of cost, wrought iron bird aviary is much lower than stainless steel. However, in the cases of birds’ health and durability, stainless steel has unequaled priorities. On one hand, it doesn’t need any external power coating to protect the naked wire. However safe the coating is, it is not so good for birds chewing. On the other hand, stainless steel aviary can be used as permanent cage which will exceeds the life span of your birds.
Second, cage size
The bigger, the better. Flight is the nature of a bird. No bird cage is too large for a bird, even a small bird. One important thing is that you should pay much attention to the bar spacing. For a small bird, 3/8” to 1/2” is ideal. If larger, the birds will injury themselves when they try to escape from the cage.
Third, cage styles