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Alright, I've seen many different opinions on how large a conure cage has to be at minimum, some saying wingspan at least, others listing exact measurements. I'm not wanting to know minimum, I want to know a good size for a dusky conure or a GCC. Feel free to tell me your experiences with good cage sizes for conures and I would really appreciate it if anyone can recommend me a good brand that's reliable and safe. I just need overall tips about owning a conure and their cage size (how much space, where to place perches, etc.).

I know bigger is always better but I want to know if I will be able to purchase a good sized cage that the bird will be comfortable. I also would like to know what type of metals are absolutely safe for birds as well as where to put the cage relative to window and such.

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Re: Conure Cage Size

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Alright, I've seen many different opinions on how large a conure cage has to be at minimum, some saying wingspan at least, others listing exact measurements. I'm not wanting to know minimum, I want to know a good size for a dusky conure or a GCC. Feel free to tell me your experiences with good cage sizes for conures and I would really appreciate it if anyone can recommend me a good brand that's reliable and safe. I just need overall tips about owning a conure and their cage size (how much space, where to place perches, etc.).

I know bigger is always better but I want to know if I will be able to purchase a good sized cage that the bird will be comfortable. I also would like to know what type of metals are absolutely safe for birds as well as where to put the cage relative to window and such.

Thanks so much!
You can go as large as you want as long as bar spacing stays small enough. Most people do 1/2in or smaller for conures. I keep my conures in about 36x24 cages. Height is often wasted by birds since they tend to hang out at the top half most of the time but some are crazy active. I tend to just use stainless steel when it comes to metal. Windows depend on drafts and heat. If you get a nice draft you might have to move the cage in the winter and if the sun heats up an area too much that would be a problem too. I keep my cages by a window and everyone does fine. I just drop a blanket down the back of the cages in winter to keep the chill off. A lot of these questions are personal choice and circumstance decisions. Especially the perch question. Just get a bunch of different sizes and wing it when you put it together. You might change it around a few times until you like it or find that somehow a bird poops on a perch in a certain position and you have to rearrange.

Old setups you can use for some ideas.



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I agree! In my case, JoJo uses every inch of his cage, playing with toys on the bottom!
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