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Why aren't round cages good?

I forgot what the reasoning was for not to use round cages. Can someone refresh my memory.

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Round cages can be bad news because they can be detrimental to a parrot's psychological health. Birds are very intelligent creatures, but many have driven themselves crazy climbing around and around in round cages, and feeling like they're never getting anywhere. Giving a bird an angular cage provides them with reference points to different locations in their territories -- thus helping them feel confident, safe, and secure.


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What Ross said Also, the curvature of the round cage is very bad for their feet, they can't get a good, solid grip on the bars and tend to just slide around all the time

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Well put Ross.

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Many birds also get heads trapped as the bars at the top have smaller gaps

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Great info! Also, parrots of all species do best with the maximum amount of horizontal space you can provide. Round cages are always taller than they are wider. Cages with lots of lenth, left to right are best.

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I've also read that Parrots need a square or rectangular cage so that if they feel insecure, scared, nervous, etc they have a corner to "hide" in where in a round cage that is impossible.

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