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Hi, my name is Joseph Calabrese, I’m the founder and primary author for the caringforfeathers.com website. To sum myself up quickly, I love parrots, and I love teaching others how to care for them!

I’m the proud carer of Arthur, a male pied cockatiel.

I first started my interest in cockatiel care in 2020, which is when I adopted Arthur, and then began sharing everything I know on this website in 2021. I’m dedicated to helping you give the best life to your feathered friend as possible through free content and the services I offer!

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There are many high-quality foraging toys on the market, but there are also plenty of crappy ones. This article reveals the top 10 foraging toys on the market for small parrots, such as cockatiels or budgies…

Cockatiels are very costly pets. One of the most expensive one time payments you’ll need to make is toward a large, sturdy cage. This article compared the 14 best cages for cockatiels…

Organic wood perches are the best types of perches to have inside the cage. After all, they are what wild parrots primarily perch on. Out of this top 10 list of natural wood perches, there are perches of varying shapes, sizes, textures, and purposed that are beneficial to your bird…

Top 3 Cages For Small Parrots:

i.Pet Bird Cage Aviary Large

Details about this cage:

Dimensions: 31″ L x 18.5″ W x 54″ H 

Bar spacing: 0.6″ 


  • Best budget bird cage
  • Includes slide-out tray for easy cleaning
  • Easy to assemble (instructions included) 


  • Not very sturdy
  • Bars bend quite easily

A&E Cage Company Elegant Style Flight Cage

Details about this cage:

Dimensions: 32″ L x 21″ W x 61″ H    

Bar spacing: 0.6″ 


  • Easy to clean
  • Strong & durable materials
  • Built-in bowl holders


  • Assembly instructions unclear

A&E Extra Large Flight Cage

Details about this cage:

Dimensions: 40″ L x 30″ W x 72″ H    (HUGE!)

Bar spacing: 0.5″  


  • Huge cage that can easily fit 5 cockatiels
  • 2 Large front doors
  • Slide-out tray for easy cleaning
  • Strong & durable


  • One of the most expensive bird cages on the market

Top 3 Perches For Small Birds:

Birds LOVE Medium Sized PepperWood Perch

Details about this perch:

Length: 10″ 

Material: Natural hardwood


  • Hardwood, which makes it very durable
  • Thick diameter (about 1.5″)
  • Good surface variety (healthy for parrot feet)


  • A bit pricey

Niteangel Natural Wood Platform Perches

Details about this perch:

Length: 6.5″

Material: Chinese fir wood 


  • An ideal roosting perch
  • Doubles as a shredding toy
  • Good value for money


  • Can be destroyed quickly
  • Bark removes easily during cleaning

JW Rope Perch For Birds

Details about this perch:

Length: 32″

Material: Soft rope


  • Easy to bend & twist
  • Available in different sizes
  • Colourful (interesting to birds)


  • Fibres can be frayed
  • Can be intimidating to birds afraid of bright colours

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