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Birds USA: The Basics & Beyond

Find out what your bird needs to thrive — not just survive — in its new home with you for many years to come

By Elizabeth Anderson

Providing your bird with a quality environment keeps your pet happy and safe, and gives you peace of mind knowing  that your bird has a great place to hang out all day while you’re at work. Speaking of work, instead of giving your bird a basic environment, like a cubicle, make his cage the avian equivalent of the corner office.

Here is an overview of how you can help your bird thrive in its environment, not just survive. The following examples are broken down roughly by species size and are by no means an exhaustive list of species:

Small Birds (budgie, lovebird and cockatiel)

SURVIVE: A cage

THRIVE: A spacious, safe and comfortable cage

When considering what type of cage to get, it’s easy to focus on the roomy and forget the safe. However, appropriate bar spacing and perches are as important as the size of the cage.

**For the full article, pick up the 2008 issue of Birds USA or click here to buy the issue.**

 


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