What you should look for in a parakeet cage
With so many cages to choose from, how do you know which cages are the best for you and your parakeet? You need to choose a cage that is roomy enough for the number of parakeets you plan to keep, and still be small enough to fit in the room of your choice. At Parakeet Place, we prefer cages with rolling stands.
Hanging stands are too unstable and can easily tip over and kill your birds. The shaking floor from hanging the cage will make your birds so nervous, they may never be tame. It is better to select a stable cage where your birds are eye level or higher.
One parakeet needs a cage that is 18in x 18in x 18in at minimum, preferably the cage should be at least 25in wide x 25in high and 18in deep. The length, height and width dimensions can be more or less this size, but it is better to have one that is wider since parakeets like to move horizontally.
Always read the dimensions on a cage before you buy.Most cages marketed "for parakeets" are too small to keep any bird, and it is cruel to keep birds in a cage smaller than what they need. Always buy cages that are rectangular, round cages give parakeets no place to hide and they are scared all the time. Cages with round tops reduce the space inside the cage and is similarly bad. Cages that have roofs on it may look charming, but the roofs are a waste of space that your bird can't use.
Sometimes you end up buying two parakeets so they can keep each other company. Two parakeets need a cage that is 32in wide x 25in tall x 18in deep. To see more minimum dimensions for larger numbers of parakeets, refer to this chart.
Remember that you need room to put toys and perches in there. A cage that looks big at first may be very crowded when you put in everything else. Too many accessories to choose from? Let us help. For toy reviews click here, for perch reviews click here.
Best Parakeet Cages
A very, very popular cage. Roomy and actually large enough to house parakeets as it advertises. Would not recommend for larger birds that can chew through the wires, but for parakeets it is plenty sturdy.
Will house 1 parakeet and you will not need to buy additional perches because the ones it comes with are fantastic! Some users may not like how the bottom needs to be removed to clean the cage of debris. However, the bottom is a built in seed guard that will keep your house mess free.
This is our favorite cage! Our budgies love this cage as it has two large doors for your to reach in when you are cleaning or want your parakeets to come out.
It has multiple doors for food and water dishes so that your parakeets don't have to climb all the way to the bottom for food. It is large enough to fly side to side and fits plenty of fun toys in the spacious interior.
Also comes with a rolling stand to store your bird supplies on the bottom rack. Made of wrought iron for a beautiful finish, lead-free and safe for birds as parrots will sometimes chew paint.
Add some rope perches or ladders to help your parakeets get around this gigantic cage! Will fit two or more parakeets.
A less expensive wrought iron cage, slightly smaller and has perches going front to back, which is not ideal. Parakeets prefer the perches to run from side to side inside the cage.
Also has multiple food bowl doors for your parakeet's easy access. The door is more secure than the other model, it has an actual latch on it.
Add various perches and ladders inside and replace the round perches!
A larger model than the other Vision cage, can fit two parakeets. The food trays are on the ground, but since the seed guard near the bottom is solid, parakeets feel more protected while eating on the ground. Has good varying-diameter perches, easy to clean and is big enough for two parakeets.
A simple flight cage without a rolling stand. The larger width makes it great for small, active birds like parakeets who love to fly side to side.
If you can only afford a small cage, this is the one to get. Place on top of a table so your bird is eye level with you. Also can be used as a quarantine cage.
If you already have pet birds, always quarantine your new birds to ensure the other ones don't get sick. Birds always try to hide any sign of disease and it may be too late when you start seeing symptoms.
Another good use is as a training cage, work with your bird in this smaller cage and move them to a larger one after they learn "step up".
A white wrought iron cage similar to the others, comes with two perches, food cups, a ledge and a ladder. Would definitely recommend this cage as parakeets love ledges. Use the ladder and the ledge to make interesting obstacle courses for your bird. Add other perches to make it more fun- Our parakeets love to be carried to the ladder so they can run back up to the top!
We usually don't recommend cages with sloping roofs, but this one is suitable for a quarantine cage or a carrier/travel cage. Your bird won't mind being in a smaller cage if its only for a short period of time. It's tall enough to buckle in and short enough to fit on the floor under the dashboard of your car. Train your parakeet to use a water bottle to reduce the mess from water spillage when driving to the vet.
This very popular carrier will make your life easy when you need to carry your parakeet to the vet. The clear walls will allow your parakeet to see the outside as you travel. You can replace the perches as you like and attach toys to keep your bird occupied if they get stressed while traveling. You can even use it to take your bird to work for a day so they won't be lonely at home.
This roomy travel cage can host your parakeet for a multi-day trip, such as driving to another city or state. It is made for larger birds, but is safe for your parakeet because the openings are not large enough for them to fit through.
The latch for the door is very secure so that even the smartest budgies will not be able to open it. It is sturdy and durable enough to take your bird on an outside field trip!
Please remember to always watch your parakeets when they are outside even if they are in a cage. There are many natural predators like large birds, cats or dogs that can kill your birds by giving them a heart attack and scaring them to death!