Cages For Finches - Lot's of Room To Fly | finches cages
Finches make interesting very lively, and cheerful companions. They make great pets, it should be a pleasure to care for those charming little gems. In the busy world we life in today a finch is an ideal pet. Finches don’t need the social interaction other birds like parrots demand. In order for them to be happy in your home, we as the pet finch carer need to provide the best possible home for them.
These beautiful very small and active birds must have a cage that is minimum two and a half feet long. The cage bars need to be close enough together to prevent injury to these small and very active birds. They get their exercise by flying so to keep your bird happy and healthy the finches cages must provide enough room for that. There must be more than enough space for short flights. I would advise to have actually two cages. One is used as a temporary cage while cleaning the other.
Within the cage several things need to be provided. At all times there should be a separate feeders for water and food. Extra dishes that can be placed in the cage should also be there for treats and grit. A great way to entertaining yourself is to place a small dish filled with water in the finches cages but only for a short period of time. This should be done several times a week. A nest box to sleep in will be very much appreciated from your finches.
Perches to rest on are needed by your pet finch. They should be of different sizes to provide exercise for your birds feet. To keep the toe nails trimmed, perches made of cement are great. But they are very hard on on their feet and should not be used exclusively. I would recommend using natural perches made from the trees like pear, maple, poplar and cherry. Paper sprinkled with grit, or grit paper should be used at the bottom of the finches cages. In order to prevent mites, you can also attach a “bird protector” disk to the side of the finches cages.
Also toys are needed in your finches cages. Often they like plastic rings bells and generally shiny objects for their entertainment. Lot’s of different kinds of toys are available for your bird in pet stores, retail outlets like, swings beads, ladders, and mirrors. Provide your bird with a view toys at a time keep changing them often to keep things interesting.
Very important is to clean the cage regularly at least once a week. It is a fairly simple process use hot soapy water. Make sure to clean the cage thoroughly including any accessories, rinse and dry. To make it easier cleaning your finches cages line the bottom of the cage with paper, newspaper or a brown paper bag, paper towels can also be used.
If you follow these simple and straightforward guidelines, I am sure your finch will repay you with many happy years of fun and companionship.