|Cages and Housing for African Grey Parrots
The location of your pet and cage is all important to its health, safety and security.
The ideal place would be a light corner in a sitting/living room were the cage can only
be approached from 2 sides, but at the same time your bird can see and interact with everything that
is going on in that room.
If the cage is placed in full public view you could be asking for trouble.
A parrot is surprisingly easy to steal. Once under a garment
it will become quiet and docile. More money can be made stealing a parrot than a TV or video. Insurance is well worth thinking about.
Large windows and conservatories which let in a lot of sun can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke and at
worst death, so try to keep your bird out of direct sunlight, especially in the summer months.
The kitchen is a dangerous place for a parrot. They can die very quickly
from the fumes given off from NON STICK PANS (see Teflon Poisoning). Cooking
odours can also affect your bird and is worth a mention. Aerosols should
not be used near your bird. Hot fat, oil or water can be fatal if the bird
lands in it.
Your cage should be large enough to allow your bird to exercise its wings.
I would recommend replacing the dowel perches that come with your cage with branches of various thickness from fruit trees e.g. apple or pear. Willow or hazelnut may also be used. Wash and rinse the branches well before using. Highly recommended is a concrete perch or "Polly Perch". This will keep your bird's nails and beak in trim and save on trips to the vet.
Your parrot will love playing with toys - a large bell and a rope toy in its cage
will be sufficient - the bird needs room to move about the cage.
Have toys your bird can play with outside his cage as well. Be aware
that introducing any new toy to the cage may upset your bird.
The Essegi Parrot Cages we sell meet all the above criteria.
They are on castors, open at the top and are easy to clean.
Coming soon. Catalogue of cages, parrot harness and perches.