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Bird Cage: Where to Place It in the House?

Bird Cage Where to Place It in the House 1

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The location of the bird cage is a crucial choice for the future well-being of these animals. Moreover, it can also affect their health and life expectancy. Here are the factors to consider, beyond any aesthetic sense!

Important: If you decide to let your birds out of their cage occasionally, make sure the room does not contain any dangerous objects!

In a Living Room

Contrary to popular belief, a bird cage or aviary should not be placed in a too quiet room, such as a bedroom. Birds, like any other pets, need human presence. They have a hard time with loneliness.

Therefore, choose a place where you spend time regularly, such as the living room. This way, your birds can enjoy your company and interact with you as much as possible. However, be careful to avoid loud noises as birds dislike them.

Note that the kitchen is not an ideal location for a bird cage because birds may quickly feel uncomfortable due to cooking vapors. Similarly, cigarette and fireplace smoke, scented candles, as well as the emissions from chemical products (perfume, cleaning products, etc.) should be avoided in their living space.

In the Sun… But Not Too Much!

It is a fact that birds need sunlight. Therefore, they can be placed where light enters the room directly. But not next to a window! This could create a “greenhouse effect.”

On the contrary, if birds lack sunlight, they could develop deficiencies and experience stress.

However, during hot weather, especially in summer, it is best to avoid direct sunlight. Birds are particularly sensitive to heat.

In a Well-Ventilated Area

First and foremost, birds hate drafts. Due to their fragile health, they can easily fall ill. However, it is important that the room in which the bird cage is located is regularly ventilated. The reason is that humidity is another enemy of our feathered friends!

Furthermore, it is important to note that birds also do not tolerate sudden temperature changes. Therefore, any air conditioning, ventilation, or heating devices should be kept away from the cage. It should neither be too hot nor too cold!

Bird Cage Where to Place It in the House

Elevated Position

In nature, birds are primarily prey. Additionally, since they can fly, their survival instinct urges them to seek refuge in elevated places, such as trees, for example.

Therefore, it is essential to place your bird cage at eye or chest level, at least 4.92 feet high, to ensure the safety of your pets while not isolating them from the rest of the house. Ideally, position it against a wall (not in the center of the room!) so that your birds can rest in a corner of the cage when stressed or tired, while feeling secure.

Away from Other Animals

The presence of other animals (dogs, cats) around the cage can cause stress for the birds. For this reason, ensure they feel safe and that no “predator” lurks nearby.

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- Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

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