Parrotlets, Pet Parrotlets - Parrotlets Cage

Home Page About Parrots Gallery Contact Us FAQ
Home Page About Parrots Gallery Contact Us FAQ
Choosing Your ParrotChoosing Your Parrot
Parrots TypeParrot Types
Parrots & KidsParrots & Kids

Parrot Training
   Basic Training
   Speech Training
   Prevent Screaming
   Toilet Training
   Training Aids
   Stop Biting
   Parrot Tricks
   Training Mistakes

Buy or Adopt a ParrotBuy or Adopt a Parrot
Feeding Your ParrotFeeding Your Parrot
Wing Care & ClippingWing Care & Clipping
Feather Care & PluckingFeather Care & Plucking
Parrots & Other PetsParrots & Other Pets
Bathing & Grooming Bathing & Grooming
Parrots & HumansParrots & Humans
Parrot Toys & TreatsParrot Toys & Treats
Parrot SafetyParrot Safety
Parrot AccommodationParrot Accommodation
Parrot PerchesParrot Perches
Parrot BehaviorParrot Behavior

Health Risks
   For Humans
   For Your Parrot

Parrot LinksParrot Links
Dog Breeds - Parrots CompatibilityDog Breeds - Parrots Compatibility
Dog TrainingDog Training


A parrotlet cage should measure at least 24 inches x 16 inches x 16 inches high, or 30 inches x 18 inches x 18 inches high.

Of course, the bigger the cage, the better. Birds aren’t born to be cooped up. Even these tiny parrots need space to play, exercise, and stretch their wings—especially since they’re so active! Owners say that these birds constantly move around, and only seem very comfortable in cages designed for larger birds like cockatiels. It’s always better to err on the safe side .Besides; the parrotlets will have to share their cage with their numerous paraphernalia: toys, perches and feeding dishes.

So the bottom line is to get the biggest cage you can afford, or be prepared to train your birds so they can be set free in the room for long periods of time.

Location of the Cage

The next important consideration is where to put the cage. Never put it under direct sunlight. The cage must have a shady spot where the parrotlets can retreat when they feel warm or feel they need to hide. For the perfect mix of shade and bright light, you can get a full spectrum avian lamp. Or, you can place it across the window, out of reach of the sun’s rays but still at an angle that gives it a good view.

Never put the cage in an isolated area like corridors. Birds are social creatures and they will want to interact with the family members (this is the only way they’ll get used to humans and feel part of their “new flock”). You can also place a radio near the cage so the birds can still get stimulation even when everyone’s at school or at work.

A good choice is the corner of the living room or den, or in the dining area. Avoid kitchens since the gases emitted by heated Teflon can poison birds.

Cleaning the cage

Get a cage that has a removable tray so it’s easier for you to throw away droppings or food scraps. Line this with thick kitchen paper towels or any absorbent paper. It’s not recommended to use old newspapers, since the ink can stain feathers.

You should give the cage a thorough cleaning at least once a week, using a mild bleach and water solution. Don’t use soap or any harsh cleansers, which can stick to the metal and irritate your pet’s skin.

More Parrotlets Articles

About Parrotlets
Parrotlets training
Parrotlets breeding
Parrotlets care and safety
Interesting Facts about Parrotlets
Parrotlets food
Parrotlets toys
Parrotlets as Pets

Readers Comments
Be the first to add a comment

 Parrots  Parakeets  Cockatiels  Parrotlets  Conures  Lovebirds and Lorries  Macaws  Amazons  Cockatoos  Caiques  Poicephalus Parrots
  Site Map  Parrots Gallery   |  Bird Feeders  

© Powered by ScanSoft Trading Company Ltd.