Welcome to Bird Cages For Cockatiels

Hello fellow bird lovers welcome to Bird Cages For Cockatiels.  If you are anything like me you want what is best for your little buddy.  Cockatiels need a cage that is big enough to at least allow them to flap their wings.cockatiel spike

If your cockatiel spends the majority of his/her time in their cage then your cage needs to be big enough to accommodate the many toys needed to keep him entertained.   Cockatiels or any bird is a very curious creature by nature.  Their minds are always going so you need to not only provide physical stimulation for your cockatiel but also mental stimulation.

If you do allow your cockatiel out then some cages actually come with a play-station on top of the cage.  The cage I have for my cockatiel does not have this but he does have a play-station which is in the window.  I originally bought it for a female cockatiel I had years ago.  She never went near the thing.  Binkie(name of my male cockatiel) is on it every day. He loves it.  He will perch on it with his stuffed bear and look out the window for long periods of time.

Looking outside together
Looking outside together

So if you can get a cage with a play-station on the top your cockatiel may enjoy it quite a bit but if not you can always purchase one separately.  Actually having a separate play station may be better since you can move it around to different locations – like where you are hanging out.

Your cage size will also depend on how many cockatiels you are going to have.  Many people like to have more than one at a time since they will keep each other company.  The problem with that though is they may focus and bond with each other and may not become your little buddies.

So where can you go to look at various types of bird cages for cockatiels?  As you know there are many places you can go to buy a bird cage and for now I am still looking around. Many places have a great selection of cages as well as competitive prices.  It doesn’t hurt to look at some various places online that sell cages for birds.  Let’s just let our fingers do the walking as we check out these various places.

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    • Chris
    • December 15, 2016
    Reply

    I had a cockatiel in the past and plan to get another one soon, so I am glad that I came across your post.

    The Prevue Hendryx cage is you have shown is the one I will probably go with for a couple reasons.

    The skirt around it will help keep the birds food and shells off the floor. Plus it has the area on top for the cockatiel to hang out on.

    Can you recommend any others that have similar features?

      • Maureen
      • December 17, 2016
      Reply

      Another cage that you might be interested in is the PawHut D10-016 63. It has the seed guards also as well as the playstation at the top. It is also a bit cheaper then the Prevue Hendryx cage. The cage that I have for my cockatiel does not have the playstation on the top, however I bought a playstation years ago for another cockatiel that I had. What I like about it is that I can have it on the top of the cage or I can put it somewhere else. Right now my cockatiel loves to sit on his playstation in the window and look out.

    • Chris
    • December 15, 2016
    Reply

    I had a cockatiel in the past and plan to get another one soon, so I am glad that I came across your post.

    The Prevue Hendryx cage is you have shown is the one I will probably go with for a couple reasons.

    The skirt around it will help keep the birds food and shells off the floor. Plus it has the area on top for the cockatiel to hang out on.

    Can you recommend any others that have similar features?

    • Kenny
    • December 15, 2016
    Reply

    I have been looking into getting a bird as a pet. Cockatiels sound like a pretty cool bird to get, as long as I get the right cage. I understand they need to be able to at least flap their wings in the cage, I would like to let mine out. How easy are they to handle when out of the cage? Will I ever be attacked when trying to put one back in the cage?

      • Maureen
      • December 17, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Kenny. Like any pet cockatiels need training. They need to get used to being handled. Training and socializing them does take time and patience. I presently have a male cockatiel. He is tame and is out of the cage a lot. Sometimes he does not want to go in and he has bit to protest being put back in. He is getting better with time. The worst thing that I could do would be to keep him confined in his cage. He has to learn that going in his cage is part of the routine and he can only learn that if he is out of his cage.

    • Kenny
    • December 15, 2016
    Reply

    I have been looking into getting a bird as a pet. Cockatiels sound like a pretty cool bird to get, as long as I get the right cage. I understand they need to be able to at least flap their wings in the cage, I would like to let mine out. How easy are they to handle when out of the cage? Will I ever be attacked when trying to put one back in the cage?

    • cristina
    • December 22, 2016
    Reply

    To be honest, I prefer my little bird to stay on a play station if is possible,than in a cage 🙂 I want him/her to feel the freedom but also the safety :))
    Of course, you need also a cage and I prefer the largest and the most comfortable one :))
    I loved your post and is adorable the photo with your little buddy and the teddy bear :)) so sweet:)))
    Thanks for sharing and I am looking for more info :))
    Love birdies:))
    Cristina

      • Maureen
      • December 22, 2016
      Reply

      Thanks for the kind comments Cristina. I also like Binkie(that’s my cockatiel) to have his freedom and now he is very used to it. He loves his play station but he also loves the freedom of going in and out of his cage. I was away for 2 weeks and he was confined in his cage the whole time. He was not a happy camper. When I got back and let him out I had a very hard time getting him back in for the night. It took him about 3 days to trust me again.
      There are times when your cockatiel needs to be in his cage especially when you are in the kitchen using burners and your oven. My guy knows no fear so he is more than likely to land on a hot burner. I’ll keep him out if I am getting a salad ready but once I start cooking he is in his cage.

    • Michel
    • December 22, 2016
    Reply

    Great post. I also have a cockatiel website, so this was interesting to read. I have grown up with cockatiels in my life, and never has there been a time when I haven’t had a cockatiel.

    I also prefer to buy a separate cockatiel play station, as if it is on top of the cage, you can’t move it elsewhere, and the birds need to actually get away from their cage at times, otherwise the become to attached to the cage.

      • Maureen
      • December 22, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Michel I have had cockatiels for just over 20 years they are a great pet. Since you have had them all your life do you find a difference between the males and the females. The last two that I had were females and they were polar opposite to the guy I have now.

    • Yvonne
    • December 22, 2016
    Reply

    I’m glad to see that the stand bird cages looks quite roomy. It would be a sad thing for a bird to be confined to a small space. Just curious, do you ever let the cockatiel out of the cage? I imagine they will love the freedom if only for just a short while.

    Does the cage need to be cleaned often?

      • Maureen
      • December 22, 2016
      Reply

      Hi Yvonne I let my cockatiel out every day. The cockatiel I have now is the yellow one sitting on the play station with the little stuffed teddy bear. For some reason he loves that little teddy bear. As far as cleaning the cage I change papers 2-3 times a week and the cage gets washed once a week. He is out quite a bit since I am retired and home all day so if your bird spends a lot of time in the cage you may need to change the papers more often.

    • Netta
    • December 22, 2016
    Reply

    Hey Maureen:

    Your article does remind me of birds I’ve had in the past. Like any critter in your life, they are a joy and a large responsibility. A comfortable cage that’s roomy and well-planned is certainly a must.

    In many ways choosing the right cage is like making a “room” for your little buddy.

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