There are moments in the life of a pet bird when it needs to travel with you. In these moments you’ll need an appropriate travel bird cage or bird carrier of the right size. A bird carrier isn’t as big as a normal bird cage but it shouldn’t be too small either.
When do you need a bird carrier? Well, the most obvious reason is your regular trip to the vet. Bird owners also use it to bring their birds to work if their work day is longer than expected. In this case the bird really needs to love to be in the bird carrier or can be let free from time to time.
Just as we love our homes our pet birds love their cage as home which makes the design of the cage for your bird very important. Here are the most important points you need to know before choosing your bird cage.
First of all the perfect bird cage needs to provide enough space for your bird to move around, to fully extend his wings inside the cage. Additional space is needed for bird toys, dishes, perches and other places your birds love to hang out such as swings or nests.
Birds need privacy, a place they can call their own, like so many other pet. They like to hide in a nest-like hut, shelter or any other kind of hideaway. Getting your pet bird a hideaway is one step toward helping to establish calmness and rest for them.
A bird hideaway gives your beloved bird a place of his own where he feels secure and safe. They look so cute and comfortable when they sit in their hideaways. Actually it is recommended to have a bird hideaway if your little bird shows anxiety related problems. But also healthy and happy birds benefit from having a hideaway. They use it for their naps, for some play time and also to hide from loud scary noises made for example by vacuum cleaners.
A long time ago I worked for some months in a Chinchilla Breeding Station in Hungary. This station had dozens of chinchilla cages with hundreds of chinchillas. I was totally fascinated by these small rodents with their thick soft fur, but mostly I was amazed about their motion-loving headstrong personalities. In short time I advanced there as the chinchilla catcher – because of my fast reactions. Those chinchillas though weren’t pets, the breeding parents you could even call to be wild. But their babies were sold as pets to interested people all over the world.
This is the best situation if you want to get a Chinchilla as pet: getting them as young. When you handle young chinchillas gently and patiently, your chinchilla will bond closely with you.