Guidelines for Cage Size and Bar Spacing

Your bird will spend a lot of time in its cage, so it should be spacious and comfortable. A safe and secure environment is essential for your pet bird, especially when he does not have access to a large aviary.

To stay healthy and happy, even small birds need a large cage for exercise. The taller cages are also necessary for long-tailed birds to be able to move around without damaging their tails. It is important for your bird to have enough room in its cage to spread its wings, but the spacing between the bars should not be too wide.

Having the correct cage dimensions is also extremely significant for the health of your bird. The larger the cage, the better.

A bird cage's bar spacing is the most critical factor to consider as improper spacing can result in injuries. As cages get bigger, the spacing between bars also increases.

 The following guidelines will help you determine the safety of your pet bird's cage and bar spacing. Dimensions are expressed in width x length x height in inches.



Minimum Cage Size

Bar Spacing

Small Birds


18" x 18" x 24"

1/4" to 1/2"


18" x 24" x 18"


24” x 24” x 24”


18" x 30" x 18"


18" x 18" x 24"


24" x 24" x 24"

Small -Medium Birds


20" x 20" x 24"

1/2" to 5/8"


24" x 24" x 24"

Medium Birds


24" x 24" x 36"

3/4" to 1"


24" x 24" x 24"


24" x 24" x 36"


24" x 24" x 36"


24" x 24" x 36"


24" x 24" x 24"


24" x 24" x 36"

Smaller African Greys

24" x 36" x 48"

Smaller Amazons

24" x 36" x 48

Smaller Cockatoos

24" x 36" x 48"

Large Birds


36" x 48" x 48"

3/4" to 1"

Large African Greys

36" x 48" x 48"

Mini Macaws

24" x 36" x 48"

Large Amazons

40″ x 30″ x 48″

Extra Large Birds

Large Cockatoos

36" x 48" x 48"

1" to 1.5"

Large Macaws

36" x 48" x 60"

With our wide selection of bird cages, you can choose from a variety of cage styles, cage brands, and even essential accessories like fun toys and carriers to make your bird feel right at home in his new enclosure, regardless of the species.