How to Set Up a Birdcage | Pet Bird

How to Set Up a Birdcage | Pet Bird

Doctor Hess: So when you set up your birdcage
there’s certain basic requirements you have to think about. Obviously, you need to think about, first
of all, where in the house is the bird cage going to be? Ideally we want in a place where there are
people moving around, there’s a lot of social interaction. Where there’s light. Birds like to be in the light. It’s nice for them, psychologically, to get
sunlight. You have to set it up with food and water
dishes in appropriate places. You don’t want to obviously put a food dish
on top of a water dish or a water dish on top of a food dish, because things can fall
into the dish below. You want to set the perches up appropriately
so that they can climb up and down the cage and get to all the things they need to do. What other things will we think about, Sarah? Sarah: I think a lot of the questions people
have are about the types of perches that they should have in their cage. A lot of cages just come with the plain wooden
dowels. Which really aren’t very nice for bird feet. They can get pressure sores on the bottom
of their feet. We really recommend the rope perches. They’re nice and soft and they have different
diameters so the feet aren’t always in the same pressure point. And you can rope them around the cage. You can do different designs and the bird
can climb around the cage. And they’re colorful and they look cute. Another thing that people, I think, try to
get a lot of times are the sandpaper perches, which we also do not recommend. They’re also very rough on the feet. And if you’re concerned about your bird’s
nails that much to get sandpaper perches we would just suggest maybe bringing your bird
to the vet to get a nail trim. Doctor Hess: Yeah. Having different perches with different diameters
is very important. We liken it to wearing the same pair of shoes
everyday. If you wore the same pair of shoes every day
you’d probably get callouses or sores on the bottom of your feet. It’s the same for having the same diameter
perches. So, having different diameter perches is really
good because it changes the pressure points on the bottom of the feet and is much better
for the bird’s feet. I think one other comment we want to make
is that when you’re putting a birdcage in your home, yes you want to put it in an area
where there’s a lot of traffic, a lot of activity. You want to be careful about putting that
cage in the kitchen. Usually the kitchen is a social hub of the
home. But, there are a lot of fumes. Whether it’s burning something in the toaster
or using Teflon pans that release toxic gasses when they’re heated up for birds. It’s not great to have your bird in the kitchen. So, in a family room or nearby room where
there’s a lot of activity. But I would avoid putting a cage in the kitchen.

18 thoughts on “How to Set Up a Birdcage | Pet Bird

  1. NOOOOOOOO you recommend ROPE perches!!!!! god darn it, so cute and colourful until your bird has a crop full of the stuff and is either dead or in surgery! natural safe branches are the best you can use. plus birds LOVE chewing bark, leaves and some flowers which keeps their nails/beaks healthy and the bird mentally stimulated. This channel is complete garbage! from showing round cages to recommending rope perches, pathetic coming from people people who are looked at as to be extremely knowledgeable. If it isn't recommending bad things it's posting videos that don't actually explain what the title says -_-

  2. The title should be: "what to think about when setting up a bird cage" not "HOW to set up a bird cage" like all your titles are lies and are basically clickbait..

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