Purchase a properly sized Macaw cage:
If possible, buy the largest cage that measures horizontally because macaw parrots often fly sideways rather than up and down. The size of the cage must be at least 45cm x 60cm x 60cm.
Choose stainless steel or non-galvanized cages:
The birdcage must be made of stainless steel. Unfortunately, many other metals such as zinc, brass or lead can be toxic to parakeets, and you should never use a bird cage that has rust or flakes of paint. You should also never buy a round bird cage, because it does not have enough space for the birds to fly. Furthermore, the small paws of the macaw parrots are susceptible to injury due to the clumping bars near the top of the cage.
Choose a cage with horizontal parallels:
Macaw parrots love to climb, so you should choose a cage with horizontal bars that they can cling to and jump on. The distance between the bars should be less than 1.2 cm, otherwise the bird can put its head in and risk getting caught between the bars.
Cage bottom liners for hygiene:
You can line the bottom of the cage with paper towels or printing paper, both of which are better than newspaper. When the paper is dirty or stained with bird droppings, throw it away and replace it with a new one.
Attach the food bowl and water tank:
Birds need food bowls and water bottles. You can attach these two items to the bars in the cage, raising them above the bottom of the cage to prevent spillage and contamination with bird droppings.
If you keep multiple macaws in one cage, you should provide each one with a food bowl so that the dominant bird can’t compete and don’t feed the others.
Equip branches for bird cages:
It is best to use wooden branches of natural fruit trees. Ideally, the branches should be wide enough in diameter so the bird’s toes don’t get wrapped around and overlap, about 1cm should be enough. Branches of fruit trees such as apples, plums, pears, or cherries are safe for birds to peck at, and can also accommodate the bird’s habit of grinding its toenails.
Most of the twigs attached to bird cages are usually designed not to be suitable for birds. The diameter of these branches is so small that the birds cannot cling comfortably and cannot sharpen their nails
Provide toys for Macaw parrots:
Macaw parrots are hyperactive, curious and need a lot of mental stimulation. Put some toys in the birdcage so they have something to play with. Toys that parakeets especially enjoy are mirrors, bells, or ladders to climb up and down.
Essential toys to keep birds healthy and happy. If bored birds may chirp.
Place the birdcage in any room where you usually stay to satisfy your parrot’s companionship:
Macaw parrots feel safe when they have a place to retreat to, so placing the cage against the wall is a good idea (so the bird doesn’t feel exposed on all sides). Avoid placing the birdcage next to a window or door because it can be exposed to direct sunlight or wind because birds are very sensitive to temperature.
Never leave a birdcage in the kitchen. Vapors from cooking oil – and even from the coating of some frying pans – are toxic to macaws and can make them very sick.
Clean the entire birdcage:
Just changing the paper on the bottom of the cage is not enough. You should wash the cage bars with soap and water regularly, especially if you’re attaching food to them.
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