Parrot Cage Dimensions

How big should your parrot's cage be? What dimensions should you aim for? 

Choosing the right parrot cage isn't only about size - it is also about safety. So, don't ignore bar spacing as well! The wrong bar spacing can cause birds to get their heads stuck between the bars which can be deadly. By choosing the correct dimensions for your bird's cage, you are creating the right environment for them to thrive.

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Cage Dimensions by Species

The following dimensions are a guide only and are the minimum recommended size. You should always aim for the biggest cage possible with the correct bar spacing listed. Actual needs may vary depending on your bird's health, habits, and other factors.

African Grey

24" x 36" x 48" minimum cage size with 3/4" to 1" bar spacing

Caiques

24" x 24" x 36" minimum cage size with 5/8" to 3/4" bar spacing

Cockatoos - Large

36" x 48" x 48" minimum cage size with 1" to 1.5" bar spacing

Macaws - Mini

24" x 36" x 48" minimum cage size with 3/4" to 1" bar spacing

Pionus

24" x 24" x 36" minimum cage size with 5/8" to 3/4" bar spacing

Amazon Parrots

24" x 36" x 48" minimum cage size with 3/4" to 1" bar spacing

Cockatiels

20" x 20" x 24" minimum cage size with 1/2" to 5/8" bar spacing

Jardines

24" x 24" x 36" minimum cage size with 5/8" to 3/4" bar spacing

Macaws - Large

36" x 48" x 60" minimum cage size with 1" to 1.5" bar spacing

Quakers

24" x 24" x 24" minimum cage size with 5/8" to 3/4" bar spacing

Budgies (Parakeets)

18" x 18" x 24" minimum cage size with 1/2" bar spacing

Cockatoos - Goffins

24" x 36" x 48" minimum cage size with 3/4" to 1" bar spacing

Lovebirds

24" x 24" x 24" minimum cage size with 1/2" bar spacing

Parrotlets

24" x 24" x 24" minimum cage size with 1/2" bar spacing

Ringneck Parakeets

24" x 24" x 36" minimum cage size with 1/2" to 5/8" bar spacing