A **bird cage size calculator** is designed to assist finch owners in determining the **ideal cage dimensions** for their avian companions.

A pair of

budgerigars (budgies), you would input their species and quantity into the calculator. The tool processes this information along with pre-programmed data about budgie requirements, potentially suggesting a minimum cage size of30 x 18 x 18 inches(76 x 46 x 46 cm) for your two budgies.

## Bird Cage Size Calculator

Below is recommended **bird cage size chart** based on species and their sizes.

Bird Species | Minimum Cage Size (Length x Width x Height) | Bar Spacing |
---|---|---|

Finches | 24″ x 18″ x 18″ (61 x 46 x 46 cm) | 1/4″ to 1/2″ (6 to 13 mm) |

Canaries | 24″ x 18″ x 24″ (61 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/4″ to 1/2″ (6 to 13 mm) |

Budgies | 24″ x 18″ x 24″ (61 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/2″ (13 mm) |

Cockatiels | 30″ x 18″ x 24″ (76 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/2″ to 5/8″ (13 to 16 mm) |

Lovebirds | 30″ x 24″ x 30″ (76 x 61 x 76 cm) | 1/2″ (13 mm) |

Parrotlets | 24″ x 18″ x 24″ (61 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/2″ (13 mm) |

Parakeets | 24″ x 18″ x 24″ (61 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/2″ (13 mm) |

Parrotlets | 24″ x 18″ x 24″ (61 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/2″ (13 mm) |

Cockatiels | 30″ x 18″ x 24″ (76 x 46 x 61 cm) | 1/2″ to 5/8″ (13 to 16 mm) |

Lovebirds | 30″ x 24″ x 30″ (76 x 61 x 76 cm) | 1/2″ (13 mm) |

Ringneck Parakeets | 36″ x 24″ x 36″ (91 x 61 x 91 cm) | 1/2″ to 5/8″ (13 to 16 mm) |

Conures | 36″ x 24″ x 36″ (91 x 61 x 91 cm) | 5/8″ to 3/4″ (16 to 19 mm) |

Caiques | 36″ x 24″ x 36″ (91 x 61 x 91 cm) | 5/8″ to 3/4″ (16 to 19 mm) |

Senegals | 36″ x 24″ x 36″ (91 x 61 x 91 cm) | 5/8″ to 3/4″ (16 to 19 mm) |

Pionus | 36″ x 24″ x 36″ (91 x 61 x 91 cm) | 5/8″ to 3/4″ (16 to 19 mm) |

Amazons | 48″ x 24″ x 36″ (122 x 61 x 91 cm) | 3/4″ to 1″ (19 to 25 mm) |

Cockatoos | 48″ x 36″ x 48″ (122 x 91 x 122 cm) | 1″ to 1.5″ (25 to 38 mm) |

Macaws | 72″ x 36″ x 72″ (183 x 91 x 183 cm) | 1″ to 1.5″ (25 to 38 mm) |

## Bird Cage Size Formula

**Width**:**1.5 x bird’s length****Depth**:**1.5 x bird’s length****Height**:**2 x bird’s length**

**Example**:

For a **cockatiel** measuring **12 inches** (30 cm) in length:

- Minimum width:
12 x 1.5 = 18 inches(46 cm)- Minimum depth:
12 x 1.5 = 18 inches(46 cm)- Minimum height:
12 x 2 = 24 inches(61 cm)

The minimum cage size for a single cockatiel would be **18 x 18 x 24 inches** (46 x 46 x 61 cm).

## How big should my bird cage be?

As a general rule, **the cage should be at least 1.5 times wider than the bird’s wingspan** and tall enough for the bird to fully extend its wings without touching the top or bottom. Remember, **bigger is always better** when it comes to bird cages.

**Species**: Larger birds naturally require**more space**. A**macaw**needs a much bigger cage than a**canary**.**Number of birds**: More birds necessitate**more space**. Always increase cage size proportionally when housing multiple birds.**Time spent in cage**: If your bird spends most of its time in the cage, it should be**larger**than if the bird is frequently out for supervised playtime.**Enrichment items**: Consider space for**perches**,**toys**,**food and water dishes**, and room for the bird to**spread its wings**and fly short distances.**Legal requirements**: Some regions have**minimum size requirements**for bird cages.

## How big should a cage be for 4 birds?

**Determine base size**: Calculate the minimum cage size for one bird of the species.**Multiply by bird count**: Multiply the base cage volume by**4**for four birds.**Add extra space**: Increase the calculated size by an additional**25-50%**to ensure comfort.

**Example**:

If the minimum cage size for one budgie is **18 x 18 x 24 inches** (46 x 46 x 61 cm):

- Base volume:
**18 x 18 x 24 = 7,776 cubic inches** - For 4 birds:
**7,776 x 4 = 31,104 cubic inches** - Add 25% extra:
**31,104 x 1.25 = 38,880 cubic inches**

This volume could translate to a cage measuring approximately **36 x 36 x 30 inches** (91 x 91 x 76 cm) for four budgies.

## Do birds prefer tall or wide cages?

**Wide cages**are preferred for most birds, especially those that fly horizontally like**finches**and**canaries**. Wide cages allow for more natural flight patterns and exercise.**Tall cages**can be suitable for birds that climb more than they fly, such as**parakeets**and**cockatiels**. However, even for these species, a combination of width and height is ideal.**Rectangular cages**often provide a good balance, offering both**horizontal space for flight**and**vertical space for climbing**.

Remember that **cage shape should mimic a bird’s natural habitat** as much as possible. For instance, **Amazon parrots** would benefit from a wide cage that allows side-to-side movement, while a **lovebird** might appreciate a taller cage with plenty of climbing opportunities.

## What size cage for 6 finches?

**Start with base size**: A single finch requires a minimum cage size of about**20 x 20 x 20 inches**(51 x 51 x 51 cm).**Multiply for group**: For 6 finches, multiply this volume by**6**.**Add extra space**: Increase by at least**25%**for comfort.

**Calculation**:

- Base volume:
**20 x 20 x 20 = 8,000 cubic inches** - For 6 finches:
**8,000 x 6 = 48,000 cubic inches** - Add 25%:
**48,000 x 1.25 = 60,000 cubic inches**

This could translate to a cage measuring approximately **40 x 30 x 50 inches** (102 x 76 x 127 cm). Remember, **finches benefit greatly from horizontal space** for flight, so prioritize width and depth over height when choosing a cage shape.

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