|Toys like these are necessary for a happy bird.|
Too often I've seen Bourkes housed in pretty cages that were too narrow for them to fly in circles. The result is that the strength of their wings weakens and they don't remain adequate fliers. While out of their cage they may lose control in flight and crash exhausted to the floor, or only take short flights from here to there because they know they cannot do more. A once-a-day flight out of their cage is healthy for them, but not enough. They need to be able to fly when caged.
|This cage has a large door and a smaller one in the middle of it.|
|Although not shown here, we like to line the bottom|
of the cage with newspaper, not in the tray, but on the floor.
|The new cages came with an additional side door. Very low to|
use for a nest box, but might work, depending on the pair.
|Make sure the millet you buy is golden in color. |
Old millet will appear grayish.