Category: Pets

Bird Cage Selection Guide For 2017

You are a bird enthusiast and now you are planning to set up a place for them in your home but still want to leave some room. Here is a guide to help you select the only best for your pet and for you.

1. CHECK THE RIGHT SIZE

You should consider two things when choosing a cage. Always put in the mind the spacing. Proper bar spacing will prevent injury and escape of the bird. Bigger Cage is always better as long as you follow the proper bar spacing. Consider the bird’s adult wingspan in width, depth and height.

2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT STYLE

There are two types of cages that you can choose from: play top anddome top cages. Play top cages offer a spacious living space and also a play space. You can attach toy hangers, perches and ladders. There is also a liter catcher placed under the play top so you will not worry about droppings and you can just conveniently remove them upon cleaning. Dome top cages on the other hand offer more wing and headroom. It is open so the birds are free to climb around.

3. CAGE APPEARANCE

The usual cages that you can find are made of wire which is the standard. However, if you are more into the aesthetic, there are available cages which are powder-coated or paint-coated wires.

4. USE NUMBER OF PERCHES

It is always ideal to have several perches with different sizes since outside, in their natural habitat, the branches they rest on differs in shapes and diameter. This will help the bird exercise more to keep them healthy as well.

5. DOORS

Look for cages with swinging style doors. Smaller doors are ideal to prevent the bird from escaping.

6. DISH ACCESS

Outside-access bird dishes are common in larger cages. This is very easy for you since you do not have to open the cage and reach inside to fill water or food dishes. There are also some which are already attached to the door or on the bars.

7. SEED GUARDS

This will prevent mess like scattered food, droppings or bits of chewed toys. It will help you with the cleanup process.

8. SHELVES

You can also add shelves that are built-in so you can store food, treats and maintenance supplies. Selecting parakeet cage with stand is not really that hard as long as you know the breed of bird that you will keep, and then you are good. Bird cages and its features depend on the breed as well since different breed of birds has different attitude and personality so you should also take this into consideration.

CHECK THE BELOW RECOMMENDATIONS:

· Mcage Large Flight

Birds that enjoy this cage are usually finches, canaries and other small birds. This features wooden perches and its bottom shelf can be used for storing items and food.

· Vision M02

The Vision M02 is best suited for medium-sized birds like lovebirds, parakeets and finches. It has more length however it can be a little bit restrictive when it comes to breeds that have more active lifestyles than others.

· Prevue Pet Select

This cage basically has all the primary features of an ideal bird cage which includes a play area and seed guards.

A Double Tragedy for Lucy during a bad Dog Training

Oscar is Lucy’s pet and has been for the last three years. Lucy lost her husband in a road accident. It was so difficult for her as most of her activities revolved around her husband. In the morning, Lucy and her husband took a walk along the sandy beach of Hawaii.

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After that she would prepare breakfast for her husband and Oscar before starting on her household chores. Michael, Lucy’s husband worked from their home. At lunch time, she would make sure she was in the house to prepare food for him. He was the main bread winner for the family.

In August 2012, Michael was diagnosed with cancer of the lungs. It was at stage four. After a short illness he passed away. All this while when Michael was alive, Lucy did not even at one time bath, feed or give Oscar much attention. So when Michael died, she was had no idea how she could take care of Oscar.

During the mourning period, Oscar was a great help to Lucy. He kept him busy and though not entirely, she replaced Michael as a friend and companion. Since she did not know how to take care of him, she booked an appointment with a veterinarian for vaccinations and a dog trainer in San Diego to mould some of his awful habits.

On arrival to the trainer’s premises, Lucy was excited that she had found a way to reward her dog for being supportive during her mourning period. Little did Lucy know that it would be another long day for her. Oscar was very calm but as soon as the trainer tried petting him, he jumped up and barked. The trainer tried petting him again; Oscar jumped on him, threw him down and bit his hands. Lucy was so terrified she screamed for help. Pet owners rushed to scene to rescue the trainer. Oscar finally let go of the Trainer but as he was running away from all the noise, he was hit by a reversing car and got a fatal injury. Lucy wondered, “ is a dog was really a man’s best friend or nightmare?”

Lucy felt like she had done more harm than good to Oscar. She had made some obvious mistakes which most people make when looking for dog trainers. For example, when she arrived at the trainers premises, she did not monitor the mood of her dog. Oscar did not wag his tail so he wasn’t comfortable. Since she had never attended previous dog training with Michael, she did not know what to look for and the best environments for dog trainings. The training centre was noisy and the trainer’s voice was loud, it could easily be confused for yelling. Oscar must have felt insecure due to the noise.

After the whole incidence, the trainer was so bitter at Lucy. Dog trainers are meant to help dogs acquire good habits. This was not a right attitude. If a dog trainer makes you feel inadequate, let go of them. Lucy did not know that she could report the dog trainer to the association of Professional Dog Trainers. They handle unprofessional dog trainers.

Like Lucy, many pet owners mean well for their dogs but end up experiencing a dog training gone bad. Take time to get the best dog trainer. A dog cannot be forced into a good habit, they need to feel secure, loved so that they can adopt to the expect behaviour.