Choosing a Cage
Hopefully you have already researched your Quaker’s needs and have purchased a suitable cage and all the necessary supplies before you brought your new Quaker home. The cage is the most important piece of avian furniture on your list. All too often a new bird owner will invest a sizable sum of money in purchasing a bird only to skimp when it comes to purchasing the bird’s home.
Disappointment follows quickly when the original cage proves to be too flimsy, too small or too complicated to allow effective cleaning. It is quite simple to obtain a suitable cage if you research what is available, and then choose a cage based on the requirements of your Quaker and the amount of space you have available. If you have the space, this cage may well be your Quaker’s home for the rest of its life!
The ideal cage will be a minimum of eighteen inches of cage space. This minimum size will be more than adequate for any Quaker if the cage is to be used only for sleeping and eating. A Quaker can be quite happy in a cage that is a bit smaller than recommended if it is allowed plenty of time to play and exercise outside of the cage. If you plan to confine your Quaker to its cage for long periods of time, the space requirements will of course be greater.