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Cockateil cages

Mantis64

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What are good cages and the recommended size for one cockateil.
 

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Info on wingspan: Wingspan Info | Natural Inspirations Parrot cages

A cockatiel's wingspan is 19.5" so to give the bird enough room to stretch, you want a cage at least 32x21"

The ideal cage is long and wide, and not necessarily tall. Birds aren't helicopters and can't utilise height for flying. In a tall cage, birds tend to use the top half/third and ignore the lower section, so you end up with a lot of wasted space.

If you let us know what country you're in, someone will be able to help identify a suitable cage.
 

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Info on wingspan: Wingspan Info | Natural Inspirations Parrot cages

A cockatiel's wingspan is 19.5" so to give the bird enough room to stretch, you want a cage at least 32x21"

The ideal cage is long and wide, and not necessarily tall. Birds aren't helicopters and can't utilise height for flying. In a tall cage, birds tend to use the top half/third and ignore the lower section, so you end up with a lot of wasted space.

If you let us know what country you're in, someone will be able to help identify a suitable cage.
I live in the UK
 

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Okay, here are some useful sites:


You're looking for something about 81x53 cm

This is a little smaller than recommended: https://www.northernparrots.com/flight-cage-prod950075a/ or Liberta Flight Cage With Stand (I think it's the same cage)

Minimum size: https://www.northernparrots.com/amazona-2-top-opening-parrot-cage-and-stand-prod950530a/ or Rainforest Amazona III Bird Cage With Stand or Rainforest Santa Fe II Medium Bird Cage

Very spacious: Montana Paradiso 150 Indoor Aviary or Rainforest Flight Double Bird Cage

Unfortunately, cage choice is a lot more limited in the UK than it is in the US. I ended up ordering a custom cage from Rosemead Aviaries (Home). I got an 100x80 cm cage three years ago and I'm very happy with it.
 
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