Looking at various types of parrot cages and choosing the right bird cage for your bird can be hard.

All our cages at Scarletts Parrot Essentials are zinc free powder coated with a smooth paint finish making them easier to clean.

Lots of firms will tell you bigger is better but that isn’t always the case.

African Grey parrots for example can be nervous by nature and will panic in too large a space Something like the Liberta Cambridge with its large opening front door is a perfect size and the space saving play area on top is great. The top has a slide in tray providing a sort of roof which gives the bird a feeling of added security.

The small-bird-cages is another popular choice, with good width and depth this cage is higher from the floor making access easier for anyone with disabilities or reliant on a wheelchair. This cage is also popular for Amazons and Galahs as well as Greys 

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For larger birds such as Macaws and Cockatoos you need a strong 5mm gauge bar to withstand the strong beak. The Rainforest Nova II and Santos cages are our most popular selling large bird cages, available in light stone or darker antique colours.

On the opposite scale you need a safe small bar spacing for Budgies, Parakeets and small birds. An open top cage such as the Rainforest Amazona I, II or III depending on what space you have is stylish and well equipped to cater for the small birds.

All our cages have pull out grills and trays for easy cleaning and offer a safe home for your bird. 

You may also consider a cage cover specifically designed for the cage to block out light giving your bird a quiet comfortable night’s sleep made from breathable materials.

Another thing to take note of when selecting a cage is the bar spacing. For smaller birds, such as parakeets and Budgie’s, require cages with smaller bar spacing, to prevent them from squeezing through or becoming stuck between the bars. Many bird owners have been surprised to find that their birds outside their cage; if this is not taken to account before making a purchase. Those who own larger birds should look for horizontally placed bars rather than vertical, to give your bird a means of climbing and exercise.