The cage must be spacious and large enough for the bird to be able to stretch his wings all around and to fly from perch to perch. Try to use natural branches as perches instead of dowels or plastic ones. The bird will enjoy the feeling of the natural wood and the difference of thickness will be good to exercise his feet. Toys should be placed in the cage, but remember not to fill the space with them : the parrot should be able to move around, reach his feeders, his hut. Many parrots enjoy a quiet corner where they can retire when they feel tired or shy; the cage should always provide such a possibility, allowing the bird to hide in his hut during the day or at night.
Parrots love to play on the bottom of their cage once they feel safe in it. Thus it is important to put a mesh grill at the bottom to prevent the bird from touching his feces and other discarded dirty matters or food.
Never buy a round cage; they may look aesthetic to you but for the bird's needs they are the worst : they provide little space to move around as birds don't fly from top to bottom... The best cage is one that is rather longer than high where the bird will feel comfortable and safe with enough room for toys, feeders, perches and hut.
Minimum dimensions for the three species we breed:
2’ H x 3’ L x 16’’ P (61cm H x 91cm L x 40cm P)