Probably the most important safety consideration is bar spacing. Your breeder will can tell you the proper bar spacing for your bird. Remember, tighter bar spacing will make the cage suitable for other species.
Size is a safety consideration also. Bigger is better. The more time your bird spends in the cage, the larger the cage should be. If you must have a smaller cage make sure he get out a lot.
WHY THIS SHAPE? It is admittedly unnatural to cage a bird. Therefore, space provided for a bird should be a place of extreme interest and beauty. The lines of this shape are soothing and have a calming affect, consistently, year after year. (Yes, birds like it, too.) This shape does not dominate the room but blends with it, without overpowering the natural beauty of your bird. Every move a bird makes forms arcs and circles. Its turns and wing movements are therefore less likely to "jam" feathers in a cage of this shape. Besides, I don't feel birds can make much use of corners. I believe a cage should have as few horizontal bars as necessary. Parrots can climb just as fast on vertical bars and with less tail feather damage. I believe birds should be encouraged to stay off the sides of the cage via toys, perches and lots of Space. Although caging a bird is an unnatural process, a cage can be a place of refuge and contentment for both you and your bird. Here, I will argue the point that aesthetics is unnecessary.
As a cage builder I feel it is important that the cage does not become a source of anxiety. If you don't like your cage there is a chance you will spend less time with your pet. The thought of thousands of birds being locked up and neglected because of a poorly designed cage sickens me. I want you to put this cage right in the middle of the household activities!
The cage must be fun to use. With that point in mind I will add that all ornamental additions to my cages are chosen carefully and fastened as to avoided any places that might trap a bird. Most are removable for easy maintenance.
The DEEP TRAY tray is also useful for people who prefer to use a mulch bed. Birds can fall in a cage, and this will allow a soft landing.
There has been some concern about the converging bars at the top of the cage dome. Personally I do not feel this to be a significant danger due to the fact that any possible catch is pointed downward. I have personally observed birds clamering on top and underneath countless times without incident. However, I have developed a "SAFTY TOP" which I will include on any cage without additional cost. (by request only)
Various choices when caging a bird is often the lesser of two evils. Everyone has there own idea of what is safe for there bird. As always I am continuously looking and listening to make any and all safety improvements possible. But for now ,feel assured that my cages are well tested with many species for thousands of hours with no known safety flaws. Please feel free to comment on these issues.
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