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Housing
Wild parrots don't really have a "house" except during breeding season when they lay eggs in hollowed trees.  Most people keep their companion parrots in a cage or aviary.  From the bird's point of view, the bigger the better!  Wild birds spend a lot of time flying and you can offer your bird the opportunity to fly either in a free fight aviary or let them out of the cage to fly around your living room when you get home from work.  Make sure all the windows are closed and the kids know the bird is out and they shouldn't open the doors.  Another way to allow a bird safe free-flight is on a harness but be careful as predators can snatch a small bird very quickly.  For this reason, I choose to keep my birds indoors, unclipped and in a large aviary.  We also let them out when we are home and they have learned to navigate from the bird room to the bedroom very quickly. 

My bird room has just been renovated and a few design flaws were corrected.  The walls are lined with Perspex so they can't chew through the plywood.  The playgyms are no longer standing on the floor, they are suspended from the ceiling which makes it easier to clean.  The food stations are spread around the room to make sure there is something for everyone-seed hoppers, veggie tray, broccolini holders, toast holders and treats in foraging toys.  While at first it may appear you don't have room to make an indoor aviary, if you consider how much room several cages take up, you could probably combine the space and make an
aviary.  Remember not to mix birds of different sizes though!

      Indoor bird room houses 16 small parrots

Hanging bamboo playgym with various toys

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