Keeping pet birds in good condition primarily means providing them with lots of space, and it’s no different with finches. Despite being small- to medium-sized, these active birds require a sizable cage to lead a healthy, happy life. Maintenance of the bird and the cage is relatively budget-friendly compared to larger birds, but it will require you to dedicate a lot of time.
It is extremely crucial to understand a finch’s housing requirements and make sure that you will be able to provide for it before you get the bird.
Cage Conditions for Housing Pet Finches
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|Can Finches be Housed Together with Other Birds like Canaries and Parrots||
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Things to Remember Before Buying the Finch and Its Cage
Ideally, the cage should be bought and placed in a good location in advance because once you get your finches, and keep them in the cage, they should not be moved again.
Regarding Space in the Cage
- These active birds prefer flying to climbing, so the cage needs to be horizontally more spacious than vertically.
- Each bird should have about 20cm wide space to itself in the cage at all time for it to not feel confined. So make sure you get a cage that is large enough
Regarding Cage Placement
Make sure you can meet these standards for keeping the cage in an ideal place:
- Any room with fluctuating temperatures (due to AC or coolers) or exposure to air freshener/perfume is not suitable for a finch
- The cage should not be accessible to pets like cats and dogs
- Hanging, lifting, and changing the cage’s position randomly might stress the timid birds. So, don’t move the cage at all unless you have to, and even then make sure you are moving it for good at once.
- Keep your birds away from noisy places, like a drawing room with frequent visitors.
Once you house your finches, look if the birds are comfortable inside. A stressed bird may show self-destructive behavior like feather-plucking.
Our Recommendations for Finch Cage
|Prevue Hendryx Pet Products Wrought Iron Flight Cage
A wrought-iron cage having three perches, with the whole setup being easy to assemble yourself. The swift wheels and the removable tray make it easier for you to move and clean.
|Prevue Pet Products Flight Cage
Steel cage to last longer, with the two removable cups having easy access from outside for you to fill them and clean them.
|Yaheetech 39” Roof Top Large Metal Bird Cage w/Toys
Corrosion-proof metal cage with slide-out trays so it’s easy for you to clean. Comes with attached ladders and toys.
|Nova Microdermabrasion 53″ Rolling Wrought Iron Bird Cage W/Stand Perch
This cage has three feeder doors and one slide-out tray with extra space at the bottom. There are a couple of gaps at the top and bottom, so when housing finches, you need to block them; plastic strings or zip ties may work.
|You & Me Finch Rectangle Flight Cage
The rectangle shape of the cage gives your bird enough space to glide, while the rods and food bowls are quite evenly spaced so there is no hindrance. It also has a side door.
|Yaheetech 36″ Portable Hanging Medium Size Bird Cage
Has two large doors that give you easy access into the cage; There is a cute swing attached to keep your birds entertained. But, the cage is quite large, so make sure you have enough space for it.
Before setting it up, make sure to check that the color of the cage is not coming off, or your bird may accidentally ingest it. Also, check each of the locks and hinges to see if they are functioning properly. Never clutter the cage with toys and accessories as it gives the birds less space to move, while also making it difficult to clean.