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Unless you home is an aviary, you will probably need canary cages to house your birds.

Canary cages are commonly bell-shaped and are mainly built using wire. This classic design is very widely used today and for good reason. Canary cages of this design are very light weight and are easy to clean as well. But more recently, people have come to understand that bell-shaped canary cages aren't ideal for the birds.

Besides metal, canary cages are made from other materials, chiefly wood, like mahogany, oak, elm or ash. These are primarily hard, close-grained wood that are strong and sturdy. Soft woods like fir are never used since these woods are susceptible to infiltration by insects and other pests.

Wooden canary cages are usually found in expensive, ornamental cages that only avid canary lovers use. Wooden canary cages are more elaborate and aesthetically more appealing to collectors. They can be carved with complicated designs and they heavier weight compared to metal cages adds to the impression of a sturdy canary cage.

Metal canary cages are commonly made with perforated zinc. Canary cages made this way are much lighter and are suitable for moving around with. Metal canary cages can also be elaborately decorated, but of a different style from that of wooden cages. These metal canary cages are produced with metal in a combination of glass to create an elegant effect. In some cases, the canary cages can also be made from porcelain for a similar effect.

Metal canary cages are more durable than wooden or hard plastic cages, unless of course, you are getting a metal cage with very thin wires. These cheap metal cages will get damaged quickly and are probably not worth your while.

In general, canary cages should be at least two feet in height and more than a foot in length and breadth. Although many canary cages are much smaller than this, they are design with more consideration for the owner than for the bird.

Canaries, being birds, do fly and flying is also a form of exercise. Canaries fly back and forth (in fact, most birds fly in the same way), rising in height only marginally as they take flight. Therefore canary cages need to provide enough space for your canaries to move forward and backwards while taking flight, even though the “flight” could be just a short flutter from one end to another.

Therefore, it is better to get cages that are wide in design rather than typical bell-shaped canary cages that are taller than they are wide. There are many more considerations when choosing your canary cages, do read up on these information on our website. We hope they will be useful for you!

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