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What size cage should I buy for my bird?

We have tried to make your selection very easy; you can shop by bird size.

It is important to remember that the bird's tail should not touch the back or bottom of the cage when it's sitting on a perch.  At the very minimum the width of the cage should be 1-1/2 times as wide as your bird's wingspan.  When selecting your bird cage keep in mind that essential perches, toys and other fun bird-safe accessories quickly fill a cage.  You'll do your feathered friend a favor by providing him a comfortably large living area that will accommodate all the essential items that make his house an enjoyable "home" in which to spend his time.
A general bird cage size guide for some common pet birds is shown below.  I've offered this guide as an approximate size reference.  My personal choice would be to select the largest cage I could afford as long as the cage bar dimensions were appropriate for the bird.

  1. BAR SPACING: 
    This is the amount of room between the bars of the cage, and is very important. Trouble ensues if the bar spacing is too large and the bird's head can squeeze through the bars. If the spacing is too small, your bird’s visibility is decreased. Proper spacing helps them climb around their new home easily, as well. By alphabetical, not size, order

 

Small Birds
Up to ½"

Medium Birds
⅝" - ¾"

Large Birds
¾" - 1"

X-Large Birds
1" - 1 ¼"

Budgie/Parakeet

Canary

Dove

Finch

Meyers

Lovebird

Caique

Cockatiel

Conure

Lory

Parrotlet

Pionus

Quaker

African Grey
Timneh or Congo 

Amazon 

Cockatoo (Small to Large)
Goffin to Umbrella 

Macaw - (Small to Medium) - Hahns/Noble, Mini

Cockatoo (Large)
Moluccan 

Macaw (Large)
Blue & Gold, Scarlet, Hyacinth, Greenwing

 

  1. CAGE DIMENSIONS - What size should my bird cage be? 
    Experts will tell you (within the confines of safe bar spacing, of course) to select as large a cage as you can afford (remember, your living room can always be rearranged!)

It is important to make sure the bird's tail will not touch either the back or the bottom of the cage while sitting on the perch. Another guideline is to choose a width at least 1-1/2 times your bird's wingspan. 


It really is amazing how quickly a small space fills up once you fill it with toys, perches, and other fun items! Keeping your friend occupied with a variety of playthings is essential to prevent feather-plucking from boredom, but fun should certainly not come at the cost of giving up free space inside the cage! (by alphabetical, not size, order):

 

Small Birds

Medium Birds

Large Birds

18" and Larger
Finches to Parakeets 

20" and Larger
Lovebirds, etc.

24" and Larger
Conures, Etc. 

32" and Larger
Amazons, Greys, Etc.

36" and Larger
Cockatoos 

40" and Larger
Macaws

 

What are your cages made of?

Our cages are made of durable wrought-iron with a heavy powder coat baked on 100% bird safe paint that comes in a variety of colors for you to choose from.

 

Are your cages bird-safe and non-toxic?

Our cages are ALL Non-Toxic and safe for your feathered friend. We have our cages test regularly. That said, ingesting paint is never healthy, and if your bird is prone to making their cage a chew-toy, we recommend looking into our Stainless Steel or Aluminum lines which are impossible to ingest.

 

Why is Stainless Steel so expensive?

We uses the finest medical grade stainless steel. Medical grade stainless steel has high nickel content that prevents rusting. Cheaper stainless steel has more chrome in it. Chrome will rust. Stainless steel cages are ideal because they last longer and you might not have to buy another cage again. Medical Grade Stainless steel is a more expensive metal than wrought iron. Stainless steel also has no texture like paint that holds poop and dander, which makes it easier to keep your Medical Grade stainless steel cage clean, durable and beautiful for years to come.

 

Are the Aluminum Cages painted?

NO. The Aluminum is Anodized
Many metals are structurally weakened by the oxidation process, but not aluminum. Anodizing involves placing a sheet of aluminum into a chemical acid bath. The sheet of aluminum becomes the positive anode and the acid bath becomes the negative. An electric current pass through the acid, causing the surface of the aluminum to oxidize. Special dyes can also be used to color the anodized aluminum for decorative uses. Aluminum is an excellent material because it is strong and will never rust or corrode. The anodized finish also adds significant durability to the product, making it much more difficult to scratch and is very attractive. This material also makes our cages great for outdoor use.

 

Do you ship to Hawaii, Alaska or Canada? 

Yes. Please be aware there will be extra freight charges. A sales manager will contact you with these charges. You will also be responsible for all customs, taxes or duties that your government may charge.


Why is there no shipping charge coming up on my order on the checkout page?

Some items that are bulky and heavy weight require manual calculation to insure that the shipping charge is the most economical available. For example: Large Cages or Odd shaped Java Trees. These products will not be able to be shipped via UPS and can be costly to ship. Therefore, we want to make sure that you are charged a competitive rate and will receive the product in the fastest and safest way possible. When you do not see a shipping charge appear on the checkout page this is usually the case. Kings Cages will e-mail you with the exact shipping charge of the product you requested. We will not ship your package until we receive your approval for these charges.

 

When will my order ship? 

All orders ship within 24 hours during weekdays.

 

When can I expect my order to arrive?

In most cases orders shipped via UPS should arrive within 3 - 5 business days if you live on the East Coast, and 5 -10 business days of you live on the West Coast. If you require your product to arrive faster you may elect to have your package shipped via UPS 2nd Day service or 3-day delivery for an additional charge. This amount will be automatically calculated at the point of checkout. Please note that we are not responsible for shipping delays caused by the carrier used.

 

Would replacement trays fit other brand name bird cages and with different dimensions?

NO. All slide out trays are sized according to A&E Cage Co. bird cage measurements. Before purchasing, please make sure you have an A&E Cage Co. brand bird cage and the dimensions (length" x width" x height") would fit the slot opening of the slide out tray for your bird cage. 

 

Would replacement grates fit other brand name bird cages and with different dimensions?

NO. All slide out grates are sized according to A&E Cage Co. bird cage measurements. Before purchasing, please make sure you have an A&E Cage Co. brand bird cage and the dimensions (length" x width" x height") would fit the slot opening of the slide out grate for your bird cage.