Parakeet Cage Placement
Once you’ve found the perfect cage for your parakeet it’s now time to place it in your home. There are a few things to consider when deciding where to set up camp.
Parakeets want to be a part of it all
Your bird will get lonely if he’s left by himself in an obscure room of the house. Let his cage be out in the living room or home office where he’s likely to get plenty of attention from you and others who are living in the house. It is advised however that you don’t put your parakeet cage in a hallway where he might be frightened by the constant opening and closing of doors.
Many people who get birds for their kids like to have the bird live in the child’s room. This is okay as long as the bird gets plenty of attention and an adult checks in on the bird at least once a day to make sure that food and fresh water are available and the cage is properly cleaned.
Parakeets and Sunlight
Parakeets love to sit in the sun and they need ultraviolet light in order to stay healthy. Unfortunately, putting a cage in direct sunlight can cause overheating. Having a cage directly in front of a window can also stress a bird out and make him sick. He’ll see hawks flying over head, cats in the neighborhood, and cars driving by. These things are all pretty scary for a small bird and if he’s stuck in a cage with no place to hide, the stress becomes unbearable.
If possible, place your parakeet cage in an area near a window but not directly in front of the widow. That way your bird can get some ultraviolet rays without the danger of overheating. Place a perch in a window where your parakeet can sit during playtime outside the cage. Make sure he can safely climb or fly away from the window if something outside startles him.
Never put your parrakeet’s cage in the kitchen or bathroom. These are rooms that tend to fluctuate a lot in temperature and are frequently cleaned with chemicals that can harm your birds lungs if fumes are inhaled. Fumes given off by non-stick pans when overheated are orderless to people but can kill a bird very quickly.