The Best Small Bird Cages

The Best Small Bird Cages

For Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Small Parakeets, and Parrotlets

Your small pet birds need certain types of small bird cages. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your bird’s cage.

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Your bird’s cage is his castle and where he will be spending most of his time. So, it’s important that you provide a cage that is comfortable, safe, and entertaining.

When shopping for bird cages, there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration. This includes and is not limited to: the cage size and shape, material, door type, cage bottom, playtop safety, and for the sake of your wallet, price and transportation.

Cage Features

For your own reference, and so you will know that the small bird cages we recommend really are the best for your bird, we have outlined the most important cage features you need to take into consideration when shopping for bird cages on your own.

The table below shows the recommended cage size and bar spacing depending on the size of your pet bird. The highlighted row contains the recommended specifications for small pet birds. So, while you’re looking, keep in mind that these cage sizes are the absolute minimums and bigger is always better (just make sure the bar spacing is right as well).

Cage Size Recommendations
Bird Size Min. Cage Size Bar Spacing
X-Small Rectangular, as large as possible 3/8″ – 7/16″
Small 18x18x18″ or 18x18x24″ 3/8″ – 1/2″
Medium 24x24x24″ 1/2″ – 3/4″
Large 24x24x36″ 3/4″ – 1″
X-Large 36x24x36″ 3/4″ – 1.5″

We know cage hunting isn’t easy, so we’ve done the hard work for you and have found the best small bird cages on the market at the best prices for each type of bird.

Our Pick

Nina Playtop Bird Cage 18x20x51 (More Colors Available)

This is our favorite cage for small pet birds. It comes in a variety of colors and is bigger than the recommended minimum to give your bird a better home. This cage is sturdy and comes with a removable playpen so your bird can spend plently of quality time outside his cage. With a few good quality perches, this is an ideal home for any small bird.

Product Features

  • The unique “lift off” playpen can be removed from the top of the cage and placed on a stand or table for a change of scenery
  • Features include Easy, “No Nuts and Bolts” assembly, Outside access food cups, and Bird Proof Door Locks.
  • Bar spacing 1/2″, Wire Gauge 1/8″
  • 18x20x51 inches, Total cage height: 51″, Playtop dimensions: 25″H x 20″W x 18″D


“This is the most thoughtfully designed cage I’ve ever seen. It connects together so easily and solidly with no screws, making setup a breeze (good instructions too, which is a first!). It’s AWESOME. The playtop is completely removable, just lifts out of the inset top. We have it all over the house. The front door has real hinges, not just screws attaching it to the front panel like my A&E cage. There are 3 (decorative) food dishes. Most small bird cages this size have 2.

The bottom trays slide in and out like a DREAM and there is a shelf on the bottom for storage, which is fantastic. Why don’t they all have that? I do think that you could remove the playtop and seed guards and actually travel with this thing, because it hooks together so easily and quickly and stores mostly flat. It’s not a travel cage by any means, but if you wanted to take it apart and move it to another location, even a motel room, it wouldn’t be difficult.” – Diane K. Miller


More Choices

And, of course, there are always choices! Here are some more quality small bird cages we have found for your feathery friend:

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The Best Small Bird Cages for Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Small Parakeets, and Parrotlets

Midwest Avian Adventure Protege Bird Cage 24x22x24

Product Features

  • High-end bird cage provides more space to stretch and move around inside
  • Powder-coated with natural hardwood perch and designed to fit most home decors
  • Specially designed for small bird?s comfort and safety
  • Easy “no nuts and bolts” assembly
  • Includes perch, stainless steel bowls, removable tray, and toy hook
  • Bar spacing 5/8″

From cockatiels to lovebirds, the Midwest Avian Adventures Protege Bird Cage is a safe, comfortable, and fun high-end home for smaller birds. Powder-coated in black to fit nicely with your home decor, the Protege is a handsome environment that provides your pet with plenty of room to stretch and exercise, thanks to its dome-top configuration. The playpen area slides out of the cage and can be placed on a stand or table, providing a separate play area away from the cage. Providing feed and water from outside the cage is a cinch using the included decorative stainless steel bowls. The door lock is “birdproof” to keep your pet safely inside at all times. The Protege meets Midwest’s strict requirements for safety, innovation, and great looks, all at a value you can afford. It also features a revolutionary playpen, which includes a perch, grate, tray, toy hook, and two cup holders. The entire slide out playpen sits inside the cage and is removable for ease of cleaning and use as a separate playpen. 24 x 22 x 24 inches.


“Great cage, sturdy, and easy to clean. We have one small parrotlet in it–it is overkill BUT does HE have a little sanctuary or what?! There is room enough for a safe plant or two. 🙂 VERY durable coating and durable stand. I like it a lot.” – Deborah Ralph

Small Hook Bill Bird Cage w/ Storage Shelf 22x17x66

Product Features

  • 22″ X 17″ X 66″ ( total overall height )
  • Complete with stainless steel feeder bowls and perch
  • 1/2″ bar spacing

Here is a neat little small hookbill cage complete with built in storage shelf for all your supplies! This cage is 22″ X 17″ X 66″ (overall height). Select your own color from Bronze, Pure White, Charcoal, Platinum, Green or Blue.

Small Hook Bill Bird Cage w/ Storage Shelf 22x17x66

Product Features

  • 22″ X 17″ X 66″ ( total overall height ) – 1/2″ bar spacing
  • Include stainless steel feeder bowls and Perch
  • Top opens
  • Supply Storage shelf

Here is a smaller hookbill cage that is 22″ X 17″ X 66″” (overall height). Select your own color from Bronze, Pure White, Charcoal, Platinum, Green or Blue.

Super Pet EZ Care Bow Front Mini Playtop Bird Cage for Small Birds 18x18x57

Product Features

  • Perfect for small birds such as parakeets or cockatiels
  • Clear acrylic front for viewing
  • Easy to assemble
  • Bar spacing 1/2″

This dynamic and completely unique cage from Super Pet is the perfect new or replacement cage for your parakeet or cockatiel. Easy to assemble with a completely clear front, the Mini Bowfront Cage is beautiful and functional. Features include a completely removable front door, outside access cups, an integrated playtop with accessories bar, high quality gun metal grey finish, and optional floor stand included!


“Worth the money! Do not use spray cleansers as this will blacken the cage-easy wash with water and soap. Some latches pop off or do not connect nicely but too heavy to send back for replacement. I can live with this cage because it’s a fortress and the birds take to this cage like a duck to water!” – juliehawaii

HQ 22x17x46 Bird Cage & Stand for Small & Medium Parrots – Platinum (Other Colors Available)

Product Features

  • 3ea Swing-out, Lock-down cups-can not be removed by bird
  • Cage may be removed from stand for easy cleaning
  • Removable tray and slide-out grill
  • Includes two dowel perches: one for inside cage, one for cage top (when open)
  • Includes cage a stand with casters and shelf for bird supplies

High quality HQ bird cage appropriate for all small to medium sized parrots. Cage measures 22″ wide x 17″ deep by 46″ overall height. Inside cage height is 22″; Cage bar spacing is 1/2″, and the bars are 3mm thick. All welding is machine done, there are no sharp edges, and the powder coating has a beautiful smooth, hammer tone, shiny, non-toxic finish that is easy to clean. Cage construction includes a screw-only construction. That is, the nuts are embedded within the cage tubes. There are two reasons for this: first, the birds can not remove the nuts and disassemble the cage. The second is simply for your benefit, ease of building.

HQ 32x21x60 Flight Bird Cage & Stand for Small Birds – Platinum (Other Colors Available)

Product Features

  • 2 Large Front Doors and 2 Nest Box Door Openings
  • Cage may be removed from stand for easy cleaning
  • Removable tray and slide-out grill
  • Includes two dowel perches
  • Includes cage a stand with casters and shelf for bird supplies

This is a great economy-priced cage that will give your small bird lots of room. The cage measures 32″ wide x 21″ deep x 35″ high. The bar spacing is 1/2″ and the bars are 3mm thick. All welding is machine done, there are no sharp edges, and the powder coating has a beautiful smooth, hammer tone, shiny, non-toxic finish that is easy to clean. The tray is high-grade molded plastic and the cage is easy to assemble. Highly Recommended!


“I bought this cage in black five years ago. It is still just as solid as the day I bought it. Goes together and comes apart easily and well, is sturdy enough to protect my budgies from the cats and the dogs can’t knock it over. Lots of room and easy to clean as well. I highly recommend this cage to anyone who owns smaller parrots, birds, rats, sugar gliders, chins, etc.” – Sharpie

“This was a great investment at a great price. It only took me 15 minutes to put it together which was amazing. You can put several finches together in this cage as it has lots of room. Plus it’s lightweight so you can “wheel it” anywhere in your home or outdoors. The best part is that it has a “slide out grate and slide out tray” which makes cleaning so very easy and quick to do. The BIRDS love there new home :)” – Sassy Sue

Bird Cage 22x22x71

Product Features

  • Pull Down Front Door (9.5″ x 11′), 2 Easy Access Feeder Doors (5.5″ x 4.25″) with Door Pins. Plastic Feeder Cups (3.5″Diameter x 3″Height) with Holder & Locks.
  • 3 Perches (1″Diameter). Removable Metal Grate. Slide Out Bottom Metal Tray. Casters.
  • Dimension: 22″Length x 22″Depth x 71″ Height (With Play Top Open) / 22″Length x 22″Depth x 62″ Height ( With Play Top Closed) — Not Include Seed Guards.
  • Seed Guard Dimension: 31″Length x 31″Depth
  • Bar Spacing: 1/2″. Color: Antique-Silver


“This cage is fantastic! My lovebird is the happiest she’s ever been! It was originally for a larger parrot but we did not get it so my love bird is now a hapy happy little bird.” – Damiana F. Gonzalez

“This is a great cage, especially for the price. This houses a very active green cheek conure with ease. I’d recommend it for any of the smaller parrots, like parrotlets, conures or quakers. Was a bit tough to put together, patience required. Would buy again if I add to the flock!” – jaderaven

“I had a difficult time deciding whether or not the bar spacing would be close enough to keep my two young parakeets in and the cat out. It is PERFECT! The quality of construction is very high the birds love it. If you have a parakeet that needs more room – this is THE cage for you to order. I highly recommend this cage! Thank you!” – Lisa L. Gilman

Aviary Bird Cage 30x18x18 – Black

Product Features

  • Epoxy Coated Finish
  • Cage Size: 30″ ength x 18″ Depth x 18″ Height Bar Spacing: 1/2″
  • 2 Cups, 2 feeder doors, 2 Perches
  • Large Lift Up Front door
  • Slide out bottom tray


“I purchased one of these small bird cages to re-locate one of my rescue birds (Buzz the sparrow) into a smaller cage. He adapted within a day, and has plenty of room to move around. The cage was very easy to set up (5 minutes) and very easy to move around for cleaning. The size is perfect and price was great too. :)” – JLP

“These cages are great for pet ringneck doves. I own a silky orange pied ringneck who likes to spend 90% of his time on the bottom of the cage (as do all doves). I need a cage that has more width than height – this cage works perfectly. It was recommended by a dove breeder, keeper, and enthusiast. The cage is modestly priced so do not expect contstruction suitable for anything more than a dove or small bird. The assembly was quick and easy.” – New York Girl

“Perfect size for parakeets to spread their wings, easy to put together, just unfold it! An all around good buy.” – scolealand

“Bought this cage for a cockatiel (fine for him–probably not for larger billed bird) Wanted a fairly large cage but due to room size and furniture constraints could not get a free standing or other “tall” cage. This fits perfectly on old wooden chest. Looked at a number of small bird cages before purchasing this one. Price/value excellent. Bottom drawer slides in/out easily for cleanning. While probably most ideal for ground lovers–my cockatiel is very happy in it.” – cyndi

Bird Cage 18x18x38 – White

Product Features

  • Epoxy Coated Finish
  • Cage Size: 18″ Length x 18″ Depth x 38″ Height, Bar Spacing 3/8
  • One Large Swing Out Door 12″Length x 15″Height and Two Small Lift Up Doors
  • 4 Feeder Cups with Feeder Doors, 4 Perches
  • Removable Bottom Metal Grate & Pull Out Plastic Tray

Loro Flight Cage 36x30x24

Product Features

  • Pearl White finish
  • Easy, No nuts and bolts assembly
  • Outside access food cups
  • Removable roof allows you to put a full spectrum light on top grate, replace roof and your birds will receive simulated sunlight!
  • Casters for easy moving
  • Bird proof door locks
  • Specifications: Bar spacing: 1/2″, Wire gauge: 1/8″, Dimensions: 36″H x 30″W x 24″ D

Avian Adventures Multi Vista Bird Cage 24x24x71

This cage set is ideal if you have multiple small birds that can’t be housed in the same cage.

Product Features

  • An exceptionally versatile cage for people with more than one bird
  • The base unit can be used as two cages, or as one large ‘vertical’ cage
  • The secret to this unique cage is the panels separating the cages can be removed
  • Dimensions: 24″L X 24″W X 71″H
  • Bar spacing 1/2″

No nuts/bolts needed, thus easy to assemble. Quick knockdown for easy transport. Bird-proof door locks are used. Includes four stainless steel cups, two interior natural wood perches and a bottle of touch up paint. Removable grates and trays for easy cleaning. Food bowls are accessed from outside the cage for bird owner safety. Food bowls “lock in” the cupholder when the food door is closed so the bird cannot pick up and throw the bowl(s). Gold door latches and wheels/casters on white Multi Vista cages. Silver door latches and wheels/casters on platinum Multi Vista cages. All side panels come with removable nest box doors.

Outdoor/Indoor Flight Aviary Cage 39x24x70 – Black

This is by far our favorite cage for canaries and finches. This is a great cage that gives canaries and finches lots of room to fly. The cage measures 39″ wide x 24″ deep x 70″ high. The bar spacing is 3/8″ and it can be used indoors or outdoors. If you can spend the money, this is the absolute perfect cage for your canaries or finches. Highly Recommended!

Product Features

  • Flight cage with 2 perches and pull-out drawer for easy cleaning
  • Features wheels on a rolling caster base and a double front door
  • Made of wire 3/8″ spacing
  • Wash with soap and water

Bird Cage 30x18x59

This is a huge cage at a great price. There is plenty of room for more than one Finch or Canary.

Product Features

  • Two Large Lift Up Front Door (10″x12″) With Small Doors (3.25″x5.5″)Inside
  • Six Cups, 6 Feeder Doors(3.25″x5.5″), 4 Perches. Slide Out Bottom Tray.
  • Cage Dimension: 30″Length x 18″Depth x 55″Height. Bar Spacing: 7/16″. Epoxy Coated Finish. Color: Antique-Silver
  • Stand Dimension: 30″x18″x4.5″
  • Epoxy Coated Finish. Color: Black. Heavy Duty Caster.

Prevue Black Flight Cage 31x20x52

Product Features

  • The two large front doors provide easy access to birds. Each front door is 10″L x 11″H
  • Includes 3 solid wood perches, 4 plastic double cups, pull-out bottom grille, pull-out bottom tray, bottom storage shelf.
  • Wire spacing is 1/2″
  • Cage and Storage Space is 31″L x 20″D x 52″H (Actual cage is 40″H)

Black Flight Cage Let your birds have room to spread their wings and fly! This wrought iron cage is perfect for smaller sized birds and lets you enjoy them anywhere in your house with the easy rolling casters. Features: Two large front doors for easy access. Bottom shelf provides added storage for food and cleaning supplies. Cage includes: 4 plastic cups, 3 perches, pull-out bottom grille and drawer for easy cleaning. Great for parakeets and other small birds. Item Specifications: Size: 31″L x 20 1/2″W x 53″H Interior Height: 40″ Bar Spacing: 1/2″


“First thing, this cage is not really black, or wrought iron, as it is described on the box. It looks more like an antiqued, hammered pewter finish. Black can be viewed as a harsh color for a cage, but this is truly an attractive looking bird cage. The pictures just do not do it justice at all. Secondly, all I can say is OMG! This cage is huge! I took measurements before ordering to make sure I had enough space, but once this thing was put together, wow! I did have enough space, but holding up a measuring tape did not prepare me for being able to truly appreciate the enormity of this cage once it was assembled. My bird looks so darn small in it compared to his old cage. I will definitely be getting him some company. You just cannot purchase a cage of this size for this cheap of a price. And it is very sturdy, way more so than my birds previous one, which was also much smaller and more expensive. I don’t know how good it would be for dexterious birds, for the door latches seem slightly insignificant, but for a flock of finches, parakeets, or doves, it is more than ideal. The amount of space they will have is incredible. You can put a playset in the bottom of the cage, or even on top of it if you regularly let your birds out. And it has doors everywhere. Two large ones on the front, and 3 on each of the 2 sides. I give it five paws, five claws, and more! “ – R. Nowak

“I looked for several weeks for a larger cage for our one parakeet Cloud because we were going to get another parakeet and felt that he needed a bigger cage that allowed for a few toys to hang and just a larger space for him to move and spread his wings. We’re so happy with this purchase because the cage is huge. I definitely think birds need as large of a cage as possible so they can be happier and more mobile. The thing I really like about this cage is that it has wheels on it which makes it easy to move around. It also has a nice pull out bottom tray for easy cleaning. I highly recommend this cage. We looked at local pet stores and at Petco and on many other sites and this seemed to be the most functional cage at a great price. This cage has worked very well for us.” – J. Larsen


We hope we’ve helped you in your hunting endeavor for small bird cages!

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    • SociallyAwkward
      SociallyAwkward says:

      No. Get a modern bird cage. A cage too small will cause a bird stress, and the paint on the bars can chip off and poison your bird.


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