Stop the caging of birds

STOP THE CAGING OF BIRDS!


By John Anderson,


NYPR


Published 6 December 2017


Caged birds are suffering, living in tiny cages, and many are never let out of their cages or not for long enough. Caged birds crave freedom and companionship with other birds, not the cruel reality of forced solitarily confinement for the rest of their very long lives, being locked inside a tiny cage.


Parrots kept in cages all the time, may sleep most of the time during the day to help alleviate boredom. While others will begin to self mutilate. First they might start with over preening, then go on to plucking out their feathers and after years of doing this, the birds feathers will not grow back again.


Some parrots go even further and self mutilate their own skin. These birds will then be much harder to re-home in this condition. And living outside in an aviary or Sanctuary, will not be an option for these birds either.


If your Parrot has already started to feather pluck, please read this information, please read this link: www.beautyofbirds.com


Please consider building an indoor aviary for your birds, or buying a large double cage. (You could join two cages together, after removing the two inner panels to make one larger cage) For example, 2 x 3ft into a 6ft Cage.


If you are going to keep a parrot in a cage, you should keep the cage door open as much as possible, a cage should only be used as a safe place where the bird can eat, sleep, play, and whenever it's not safe to leave the bird unattended when you need to go out of the house.

Its now time to admit birds shouldn't be kept in cages. For more information, Please follow this supporting link: www.thedodo.com


We are not saying here you shouldnt have a bird as a pet, but ask you to provide proper care for your birds, according to ALL of our Adoption Policies.


You should give them plenty of time out of their cages, as much as possible. We recommend you open the birds cage for 8 Hours minimum, or upto 10 Hours, each day. You could split this into two separate sessions, once during the day and then again in the evening, or whatever works best for you. If you do this for your birds, you will be helping them to avoid the many behavioural problems that can arise, if your bird doesn't receive proper care.


If you don't intend building an aviary, or letting your bird out of its cage, but keep the Parrot caged all of the time, for the rest of its life, then you shouldnt be keeping a Parrot as a pet. (This is animal cruelty) Please think seriously about building an aviary or rehoming your bird with one of the many rescue and Sanctuary organisations.


Something to think about!


Please consider getting another bird(s) to give your pet bird a mate, (Especially if it's a parent reared bird), so the bird is never alone when you are not around.

Birds belong in pairs, never alone. If you're the owner of a pet bird, you've probably pondered the possibility of getting it a cage companion. That depends on many factors, say the experts. Should you get another bird? Please read this link: www.webvet.com


All pet bird/Parrot species will be much happier in a pair, and for many this is the ideal permanent setup; but some only really thrive with the full interaction of a flock, as they would in the wild.


If a breeder or rehoming charity is offering to sell or rehome a non-tame single bird, (Parent reared bird), you should question their competence - a good seller knows that a single bird will live a very lonely, unhappy, and unfulfilled life.

Some different species of birds can live together. Often people ask about having mixed flights with various different species of birds living together: Can I have this bird with that bird? Will they be Ok, together?


There aren’t really any set rules on which species can go together, but there are guidelines that can help you in this situation. Please use this link for further information: www.robharveyfeeds.com


You might of sometimes wondered, will my birds survive if I set them free from their cages? You may of bought birds without realising how guilty It would make you feel watching them sit in a cage all day. And after having them for many years, you might feel you want to let them go free. Please read this link for more information on the subject: www.quora.com

An Aviary or Sanctuary situation is the better option, for some birds.


Option 1. Build an indoor aviary for your birds, or buy a large double cage.

Option 2. For you to consider for tame pet birds, is to have 2 or more and house them in doors over the winter, and let them live in an aviary in the summer months. (Make sure you install some high security system, as mentioned below)


Some birds also need the companionship of other birds, not just their owners, or some stranger off the internet that you know nothing about.


Let's try to give every Parrot a Cage Free Life.


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Option 3. Is to consider placing your birds with a bird Sanctuary, especially untamed birds that do not belong in cages.


Videos, Photos of aviary's and Sanctuary's from around the world.

BuildAnAviary.com - Don't let your pet birds suffer in undersized cages. Discover how to build a full sized aviary that will provide your birds with plenty of space and security to live with other birds." Please visit this link for more details: www.buildanaviary.com/

Aviary Security


You will definitely need some Security for your outdoor aviary. Please go here for advice...

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