Photo by Dave Location: Waynesboro, VA Shown: Galah "Bandit"
Whenever I go out of town and leave my birds behind, I always make sure they are housed in their own cage. I would hate for a fluke accident to happen and my birds to get in a fight that someone can't break up, resulting in serious injury.
Even when birds get along really well, they all have fights. That's why I'm writing this post because I feel it's important that if you have multiple birds, you have multiple cages. My macaws, for example, shared an aviary most of the time when they were really young but any chance I got I would give them their own aviary, too. Then when they'd come back to share one they'd be happy to see one another. But as they have gotten older they've required more space away from one another. Which has made me realize the importance of having a cage for each bird. I even like to have an EXTRA cage "just in case" which has actually come in handy more times than I ever thought it would.
So for the safety and betterment of your birds, make sure you not only have enough cages to house your birds separately if needed but also keep an extra one on hand, too.
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.