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.
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.
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
|Min. Cage Size
|Rectangular, as large as possible
|3/8″ – 7/16″
|18x18x18″ or 18x18x24″
|3/8″ – 1/2″
|1/2″ – 3/4″
|3/4″ – 1″
|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.
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.
“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
And, of course, there are always choices! Here are some more quality small bird cages we have found for your feathery friend:
|Small Pet Birds
|The Best Small Bird Cages for Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Small Parakeets, and Parrotlets
Small Hook Bill Bird Cage w/ Storage Shelf 22x17x66
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
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
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)
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)
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
“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
“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
Loro Flight Cage 36x30x24
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.
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!
Bird Cage 30x18x59
This is a huge cage at a great price. There is plenty of room for more than one Finch or Canary.
Prevue Black Flight Cage 31x20x52
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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