Whether you have a bunch of little songbirds or a big flappy parrot baby getting yourself an extra large bird cage is never a bad idea! In fact, the larger the bird cage the better in most cases.
Finches need room to flit around from perch to perch, bounce and sing their song.
Parakeets, conures and other small to medium sized parrots also need space to play, hang upside down and flap their wings, and macaws… Well, they need some serious room (in fact you might need an entire room to dedicate to your macaw!).
So, that’s what we’re going to talk about today. The various kinds of extra large bird cages, what kind of bird or parrot the cage will be suited for and a few little tips on how to decorate them. We’ll go more in depth with ideas on how to decorate your bird cage in a future post! So, without further ado lets get into this!
Extra Large Bird Cage For Finches & Other Songbirds!
Despite their small size finches and other songbirds, such as canaries, need and thrive in a space that is much larger than you might originally think they should be in.
Which is why a lot of people end up either starting with or upgrading to an extra large bird cage or flight cage for their birds. Even birds like finches and parrots like lovebirds.
The important thing to remember when looking for and pricing cages for a small bird such as finches, canaries, lovebirds, ect, is the spacing between the bars. And making sure it they can’t fit through and get out when they aren’t supposed to.
So, for example, the bar spacing for small birds such as finches, lovebirds, canaries, parakeets and parrotlets, is around 1/2″ to 5/8″. A few more birds fall into the “small bird category”. So to be safe be sure to look up ideal bar spacing for your bird when shopping.
Which is why I recommend this flight cage from Prevue! It’s a wrought iron flight cage with 1/2″ bar spacing, making it ideal for a plethora of small birds!
It will NOT be suitable for any larger parrots though. I would say small conures and cockatiels are the what I’d recommend as the largest to go into a cage like this. As larger beaks (such as small Cockatoos and African Grey parrots) will simply bend the bars without problem.
The overall dimensions of this Prevue flight cage are pretty nice too. Being 37 inches long, 23 inches wide and 60 inches tall. For reference guys, 60 inches is 5 feet tall, which is just a little shorter than I am!
If you’re going to have cockatiels or other small parrots in this cage and they happen to be escape artists, you may want to consider some bird cage locks. They are cheap and can help prevent your beaky little Houdini’s from getting out during a bad or dangerous time.
If you’re looking for something a bit different from this though, fear not! Because you have plenty of options to look at when you are considering what the best cage will be for you and your bird. Whether you’re looking out for your canary or trying to find some extra large parakeet cages!
Amazon alone has a plethora of choices on more large flight bird cage ideas for you to look at, just like these here!
Extra Large Wrought Iron Flight Multiple Parakeets, Canaries, Finches, Sugar Glider Bird Cage 1/2-Inch Wire Spacing With Rolling Stand *Black Vein*A&E Cage Co 4030FL Black Flight Bird Cage, X-Large/40KING’S CAGES Superior Line Extra Large Flight Cage SLFXL 3221 PARROT CAGE 32x21x62 bird toy canary finch parakeet sugar glider (WHITE)Extra Large Wrought Iron Flight Canary Parakeet Cockatiel Lovebird Finch Bird Cage With Removable Stand, 32-Inch by 19-Inch by 74-Inch, Black Vein by McageA&E Cage Co. 4030FL White Flight Bird Cage, X-Large/40 x 30PawHut 54” Rolling Flight Cage Extra Large Bird House
Now, as far as styling this cage and making it super spiff for your wonderful birds, I think what you get and how you do it really depends on exactly who is going into this flight cage!
If you have finches going into here, then I would suggest a multitude of perches of different sizes and textures. Things for them to pluck at and forage in. Here are some examples and things to consider!
Niteangel Parrot Cage Perch, Wooden Platform for Birds (1 Pack)Prevue Hendryx 62801 Naturals Coco Hideaway with Ladder Bird ToyPolly’s Tooty Fruity Pollen Bird Perch, MediumMac’s Creations Small Manzanita PerchPrevue Hendryx 62806 Naturals Rope Ladder Bird Toy3-Hole Coco Bird Hut – Perfect for hiding millet and nesting material – Birdhouse makes for mini condo – Charming Natural Home Decor – Hang food dispenser in a tree in front yard or patio
Finches and songbirds aren’t going to play like parrots, so they need different toys. If you’re considering this cage for a parrot such as a conure, cockatiel or even a parrotlet or some lovebirds then you’re going to want toys that are a bit more colorful and geared for destruction. Along with some really snuggly places for them to hang out and relax or sleep.
Check this stuff out!
Planet Pleasures Spiked Pinata Natural Bird Toy, Medium/11Jusney The Large Parrot Cage Toys 63 Inch Rope Bungee Climbing Ropes,Swing Toys,Spiral Standing Toys About 160 Centimeter Long (63 Inch)Bwogue Bird Perch,Natural Grapevine Bird Cage Perch for Parrot Cages ToyRypet Parrot Bird Natural Wood Stand Perch Swing, U ShapeMosuch Bird Parrot Shed Hammock Warm Hut NestBwogue Bell Bird Toy Parrot Cage Toys Cages African Grey Amazon Cockatiel
I hope you guys have some ideas turning around in your heads about how to decorate and make the space for your bird friends fun now. Because these few toys and perches really give me a bunch of ideas on how to decorate this extra large bird cage!
Just remember to keep in mind your birds needs and you will be absolutely golden.
Some Extra Large Bird Cages For Medium Sized Parrots!
Alright, now that we’ve got our small bird friends covered, lets move into some extra large bird cages for our slightly larger feathered fiends.
So, since we really are dealing with highly intelligent creatures with strong beaks, personalities and an even stronger need for social interaction, we need to be mindful to make their environment as rich and fulfilling as possible.
It’s also important to remember to think of your parrots cage as a bedroom rather than their ‘home’. Since they need so much space and interaction, it’s imperative to bring them out to hang with you as much as possible.
Now, when we say medium sized birds we are talking about birds like some Conures, Quakers (otherwise known as Monk Parrots/Parakeets), Amazons and African Greys.
As we venture into the world of slightly larger birds it’s important to remember that their needs will be similar. But still a bit different from their smaller parrot relatives. An Amazons beak will destroy the bars of a cage that a little budgie just can’t.
Which brings us to yet another cage from Prevue that I really quite like. It’s large, spacious and will prove to be quite a bit stronger than the flight cage above.
And it’s wide as well as tall at 36 inches long, 24 inches wide and 66 inches high! It’s bar spacing is enough that your medium sized birds won’t get out. At 3/4-inch, which will work for the parrots mentioned just above.
This cage comes in multiple sizes too! The one we’re featuring here today is the largest available in this model. Which I highly recommend as the size you get when looking to house medium sized parrots.
It really is an extra large bird cage. It’s got quite a few perks too, having a parrot play stand right on top (which everyone who has, or has had a parrot can attest to being a real good perk). And coming with 4 stainless steel cups and some wooden perches. This helps get you started on your decorating and birdy housing adventure.
The playtop area has a tray under it that slides out and makes for easy cleanup as well.
Pro Tip: It’s worth noting that even though this cage is big enough for some of the smaller and medium sized cockatoos out there, it’s still not going to be suitable for them. Since they are some of the best escape artists you will ever find. They really need special cages that have been welded together. Assembled cages as a general rule simply will not cut it.
Now, this isn’t the only extra large bird cage out there that will suit medium sized parrots! There are plenty more parrot cage ideas that will do the trick. And I have a collection of them here for you to look at from Amazon!
Super Deal 53Yaheetech 70” Pet Bird Cage Play Top Parrot Cockatiel Cockatoo Conure LovebirdsNew Large Wrought Iron Bird Parrot Cage Double Ladders Open/Close Play Top, Include Seed Guard and Play Top *Black Hammertone*
Medium sized parrots, like the smaller parrots we talked about above also need tons of toys to keep them busy! Colorful, exciting toys to rattle and destroy and snuggly spots to sleep and doze in.
Puzzles and foraging toys are also really great since keeping them mentally stimulated is of the utmost importance.
Planet Pleasures Bird Tire Toy, MediumPrevue Pet Products Snuggle Hut Medium Assorted Colors 10inKINTOR Bird Chewing Toy Large Medium Parrot Cage Bite Toys African Grey Macaws Cockatoos Eclectus Amazon (Apple-22inch)
So, now that we’ve covered our small and medium sized feathered friends, it’s time to get into the big boys of the bird world…
Extra Large Bird Cage For Large Birds
This extra large bird cage is indeed one of the largest on the market. Made for your pet macaw by one of the leaders in the pet cage industry, Prevue Pet Products.
They’ve been making quality products since 1869 and are a name many pet bird owners and breeders trust.
This “Empire Macaw Cage 3157“ comes exclusively in the Black Hammertone finish. Easy to assemble but it is an EXTRA LARGE BIRD CAGE so measure your space carefully. Some owners have complained they need to take it apart to get it outside for cleaning.
Here’s how big it it is… 46 inches long, 36 inches wide, 78.25 inches tall. The wire spacing is almost 1.5 inches so it is not suitable for small birds at all. (For that check above or check out our parakeet cage ideas or finch cage ideas.)
But African greys, amazons and macaws of all colors will love it. This cage will make an excellent anchor for a really spiffy bird room for your feathered friend.
Note… Though this cage is pictured with a Cockatoo we don’t feel its locks and bolts are “Cockatoo Proof”. Those of you who are owned by a “Too” will know what I mean by that.
Standard extra precautions to keep the main and dish doors closed, locked and secure will be needed.
I’ve included closeups of some of these details to better help you decide if this is the right home for your feather babies! You can buy this extra large bird cage right here!
Here’s the main door lock. As you can see it is sufficient to baffle most macaws but wouldn’t take a “Too” long to get open.
The same goes for… The reinforcement tab/lock at the top of the door and the cage bottom. Great for just about any large bird except a cockatoo.
Something to remember though! With birds the size of macaws and large cockatoos, a cage like this is most definitely not going to be something they can just live in.
They need space to roam and play. Which means you’ll really want to consider setting up a bird room. Or even look into an aviary setup of some kind!
Just take Max and his dad, if you look at their videos on youtube you can get an idea of why it’s so important to have a large space for your bird.
An aviary for a bird like this or a macaw so they can be as rambunctious as they would naturally be in a safe space. Where you don’t have to worry about them is a good idea and definitely something for bird owners to strive for!
Which is why we’ll be looking to cover aviary ideas in a future post as well! Everything from how to setup an aviary for your macaw to a cockatiel aviary setup!
More Extra Large Bird Cages For Sale:
Advantek The Portico Aviary AuburnPrevue Pet Products Large Royalty Bird Cage 3173COCO, Coco HammertoneYaheetech Parrot Bird Cage Playtop Cockatiel Cockatoo Birdcages 79 x 75 x 173cmNew Large Wrought Iron Bird Parrot Cage Double Ladders Open/Close Play Top, Include Seed Guard and Play Top *Black Hammertone*Prevue Pet Products Wrought Iron Flight Cage with Stand F040 Black Bird Cage, 31-Inch by 20-1/2-Inch by 53-InchTRIXIE Pet Products Aviary BirdcagePrevue Pet Products Wrought Iron Flight Cage with Stand F040 Black Bird Cage, 31-Inch by 20-1/2-Inch by 53-InchGiantex Bird Cage Large Play Top Parrot Finch Cage Macaw Cockatoo Pet Supplies BlackMy1stPet TB-175 Bird Cage, Black61818 HQ Large Parrot Aviary Cage 36