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Conditioning Confidence

By Vicki Ronchette

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Whether or not you are bringing home a new baby bird, a rehomed adult bird or just want to upgrade your current bird’s cage, it is important to put some thought into your cage set up. There is a lot to consider when putting together a bird’s cage. This not only includes the size and shape of the cage, but what it is made out of, how you will outfit it and where it will go in your home. If you have done any research on how to select a cage for your companion parrot, you have no doubt read that “bigger is better.” While this seems to make sense and is frequently true, it is not always the case. Not all birds are comfortable in a large cage or enclosure, especially if they have a handicap or injury or are used to living in a smaller space. I recently downsized my lineolated parakeets’ (aka linnies) cage because they were not at all comfortable using the entire bottom half of the cage and never went down there. Read more.


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