When buying a bird, the first accessory that comes to mind is, of course, the cage. 

Let’s get started - Canaries, finches, parakeets, and other small birds should live in a cage with bar spacing no larger than ½ inch apart.  This prevents them from escaping the cage but also from becoming lodged or stuck in between the bars.  For all birds, the bigger the cage the better

 

As a rule of thumb, the bird(s) should be able to move around comfortably, fly, stretch their wings, etc.  Make sure to take into account any toys, perches, and other accessories that you may wish to add You want your new feathered friend to be comfortable and happy in its new home, it’s crucial to have an adequately sized, safe living space.  

 

Larger birds, such as parrots should have a durable, sturdy cage, for they have been known to break bars off of flimsy cages with their powerful beaks.  Wrought iron cages are best for this reason.  These birds are highly intelligent, and should have as much living space as possible to avoid unwanted behavior, such as plucking, screaming, biting, etc.  Remember, these are birds—naturally they have the whole world at their fingertips, the least we can do is give them enough room to be comfortable when they are not out enjoying time with you!

 

What style cage does your bird like the most?  Comment below!