Parrots are nothing if not popular pets, and are unlikely to become less so any time soon. To that end, companies which offer parrot accommodations continue to create new and innovative designs, in order to please both parrots and their owners. We thought it would be a good idea if we were to focus one of our research efforts on popular parrot cages going into 2016. This narrows the focus a little bit, while taking advantage of the knowledge gained by manufacturers and designers over the course of decades of parrot popularity within the United States.
We scoped out a few major blogs and affiliate review sites – believe it or not, Amazon does a brisk little business in parrot cages itself. Well, suffice to say, there are a lot of different cages out there. We’ve gone and done our research on your behalf, and knocked it down to four – four parrot cages which represent the best of what there is currently available on the market.
If you’re looking to buy a parrot, or you need to trade up and get a new, perhaps larger cage for your current parrot, read on. Of the following entries, all of which proved to be very popular among professional and consumer reviews alike, one is almost certain to fit your needs – and those of your parrot, or parrot-to-be… is that a thing? – remarkably well.
YML Tall Round 4-Perch Bird Cage with Stand
This cage, which comes with its own wheeled stand for easy relocation, is equipped with four separate feeders and feeding doors. It is also unusually tall for its length and width, both of which are features which make it particularly suitable for a small community of smaller birds – parakeets come to mind, or some crazy, dwarf version of an otherwise gigantic parrot, which we immediately envision as making comically inept screeching noises… yeah, don’t mind us. The main door lifts up to provide ample access for removing your birds and keeping the cage clean. There are two interior perches, which are more than capable of accommodating four small birds.
Kings Cages Flat Top Aluminum Parrot Cage
This cage, constructed predominantly out of aluminum, is extremely lightweight. Aluminum cages are one of the newest trends in bird cages going into 2016; there’s no more problem with chipping or colored dust flaking off of the sides of the cage, and they’re more suitable for temporary outdoor use than cages made of stainless steel or wrought iron. Its features are otherwise fairly standard; it includes two interior perches, and four feeding cups, being sized appropriately to two small to medium size birds – or one large bird, potentially, though we personally feel that it would have to be on the small end of the scale thereof. The debris tray is quite large for the size of the cage, and should catch most of anything that flies out.
Yaheetech Play Top Bird Cage
This large wrought-iron parrot cage caters to the parrot’s naturally playful inclination to explore its surroundings. It features a “playground” on top, including an exterior perch, a ladder, and additional food and water dishes. The entire cage assembles quickly and painlessly, and is easily relocatable on four sturdy wheels. It is finished with an attractive, non-toxic black powder-coating. It features a debris guard at the bottom – a feature often missing from large bird cages, included in this model of Yaheetech to help offset the added mess of exterior feeders on top (there are feeding dishes on the interior as well). This cage can easily accommodate one large parrot, or two medium or smaller parrots; for a variety of reasons, it is not suggested for a larger group of smaller birds (or a larger group of larger birds; no eagles, please… do not put eagles in this cage).
Prevue Hendryx Wrought Iron Flight Cage
This cage, with its considerable height relative to its other dimensions, comes equipped with three wooden perches, encouraging your birds to flit between them as the mood takes them (this helps to keep them occupied, and also encourages physical fitness towards the eventual parrot takeover). The cage is ideally designed for communities of smaller birds, including parakeets; generally, this would number between four and six members, with six bordering on “crowded.” The interior perches are specially designed to be more comfortable for smaller birds. The cage comes with four plastic double cups for food and water. Its bottom, and its wrought-iron grill, can be removed for easy cleaning; don’t forget to replace the bottom grill however, as the size of bird for which this cage is designed could escape without it. The cage’s wrought-iron construction is easy to assemble in a “no nuts and bolts” fashion. It stands freely on four rollers, which allow you to move it between locations in your home (please don’t try this on stairs, unless you’re the one occupying the cage, in place of your unfortunate feathered companions).