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Parrot Supplies Checklist for Medium Parrots

For Caiques, Small Conures, Lories, Large Parakeets, Pionus, and Poicephalus

All pet bird owners need certain parrot supplies for their feathery friend!

parrot supplies

You probably need more pet bird supplies than you know. For this reason, we’ve created a simple checklist with links to our best recommendations in order to make this as painless as possible.

Must Have Items

  1. Medium sized cage
  2. Cage lining (newspaper is best)
  3. 3-8 perches
    • 1 Therapeutic perch
    • 1-2 Wood perches
    • 1-2 Rope perches
    • 0-1 Heated perches
    • 0-1 Shower perches
    • 0-1 Dowel perches
  4. Food for medium-sized parrots
    • Grain products
      • Pellets
      • Whole Grains
    • Vegetables & Fruits
    • Dairy & Meat
    • Treats
  5. 3 or more toys for medium-sized parrots
  6. Bird-safe cleaning supplies
  7. Food and water dishes
  8. Travel cage
  9. Avian Veterinarian

Nice To Have Items

  1. Books on medium-sized parrots
  2. Cage cover
  3. T-stand
  4. Spare food and water dishes
  5. Spray bottle for showering your bird

We know figuring out what you need isn’t easy, so we’ve done the hard work for you on this page. We hope we’ve helped you in your pet bird supply hunting endeavor!

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6 replies
  1. viola
    viola says:

    DO NOT get dowel perches for your Parrot!! They can cause bumblefoot and arthritis! Also when getting a rope perch for your bird please make sure your bird is not pulling out the fibers of the perch, they can injust these fibers and it can be FATAL.

    • Katarina
      Katarina says:

      Yes that is true of any parrot from parrotlets to macaws. You can also make your own toys for your parrot. For example our caique loves when we make toys out of toy parts. Caiques (and other birds) also need a organic pelleted diet, with no dyes. If you’re bird is not on this diet change it slowly! My caique also LOVES Bananas, cheerios, and walnuts. Also when getting a rope perch cut off the threads before giving them back. One dowel perch is ok as long as you have varying diameters of other perches in the cage.


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