This article contains a full list of all the parts that make up a bird cage. So if you need to replace any of the parts in your bird’s cage, just look through the list below and click on the appropriate link to find it’s replacement.
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Protects the floors in your home from being damaged by bird cage waste and mess and also stops marks, dents and scratches by bird cage wheels. When replacing your bird cage mat it’s good to use one made from antimicrobial materials, is easy to clean, plus absorbent and waterproof. Find out more about replacement bird cage mats here.
Bird cage wheels aren’t needed for smaller bird cages which can be carried by hand but as the cage increases in size, wheels become absolutely necessary. Generally the options available are either designed with a built-in screen or have a set of holes to add the screws to. The best bird cage wheels will have a 360 degree swivel and comes with a locking mechanism you can clip in. Find out more about replacement bird cage wheels here.
Stands provide extra height to your cage and give you more storage area for all of your bird equipment and supplies. Check whether or not the stand comes with a set of built-in wheels as this affects stability and how easy the cage is to move. Many bird cages even come with a built-in storage stand, so you won’t need to buy one separately. Find out more about bird cage stands here.
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If you don’t use bird cage liners then you’ll be spending a fair amount of time cleaning and scrubbing the bottom of a bird’s cage. Liners prevent this as they collect the bird’s waste which then can be easily disposed of and then replaced with a new liner. This will save you a lot of time and effort in the long run. When choosing your bird cage liner make sure it’s made from toxic free materials and it of the right size for your tray. Discover the best bird cage liners in our guide here.
Essential to any good bird cage, the tray allows you to slide out the bottom of the bird cage, enabling you to remove the bird cage liner and any waste that has arrived upon it. The problem with replacing or getting a new bird cage tray is that it needs to be of the correct size and this can be difficult to find. Luckily we’ve got a range of size options available listed in our article here.
Birds can be very messy when they’re feeding. They’ll spread their food all over the place and this mess can damage nearby floors and carpet. To stop this you can use a seed guard or seed catcher which is a piece of material that will fit around the bottom corners of your cage, preventing the mess from spreading. Find out more on which is the best seed catcher in our article here.
If you have a parrot with a powerful beak then they may be able to break the bars and wire of the bird cage that you have bought. Luckily there’s a number of replacement parts that you can use to fit in a new wire mesh if this should happen. You just need to ensure it is of the right spacing, thickness and material. See our guide to bird cages and aviary wire mesh here.
The bird cage door is an area of the cage which is often chewed upon and bitten by its inhabitants. They also become damaged as they are frequently used each day as the owner opens and closes the door so they can access their pets. When replacing your door, double check the sizing and latches included as part of the replacement. Find out more about these doors here.
Birds (and especially parrots) can be incredibly smart so unless you have a properly set up lock then it’s possible that your bird will escape from its cage. Locking options for cages include patented locking systems, spring locks, padlocks, clips and latches. Find out which locking part is best for your bird cage using our guide here.
If you place your feeding bowl on the bottom of the cage or in a loose placement then your birds are likely to flip over the food as they are eating, wasting it in the process. That’s why parrot feeders and caged bird feeding stations which can be attached to the sides of the cage are needed. Look for ones that match the cage door sizes and are easy to open and top up. Discover more caged bird feeder options here.
An open source of water for your bird is also more open to infections and diseases. This is because bird food and bird droppings are more likely to enter this water source. If you use a bird cage water bottle then you can help to eliminate this health risk. Just remember when using these water bottles to replace the water source every day. Find out more about bird cage water bottles here.
If you are opting to use bird cage bowls and they happen to break then we recommend you replace it with a stainless steel bowl. This is because these replacement bowls are much stronger, longer lasting, rust proof and so able to be cleaned more easily. Often a mount is available for purchase when you buy your bowl and this can be attached to the side of the cage. Find out the best bowls and cups for your bird cage here.
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If you’re interested in breeding your pair of birds or you just simply want to provide them with another type of roosting spot then the bird cage nesting box is an item you’ll need. Open nests, enclosed nesting boxes and bedding material is available for you to buy which can encourage this behavior. Just ensure you have the correct sized item to match the size of your bird. Discover the options available in our guide here.
A bird cage cover aids sleep and prevents your birds from being distracted by nighttime lights and disturbances. When replacing one you should check it is of the right size to match the bird cage, is also of the correct shape, and is made from bird safe fabric. Find out the best cover to match your bird cage here.
Sometimes found as additions on the top of bird cages, a play top will contain perches, feeding bowls, ladders and areas to keep a bird’s toys. Their purpose is for your bird to rest in this area when you take it out of the cage. This saves you having to purchase a separate stand for them to hang out on.
Other bird cage parts
Birds are smarter than a lot of people think and so you’ll want to keep them entertained which numerous toys, and playful items. Foraging toys which they have to open for feeding are a good idea, plus bird playgrounds are another fun item your pet can enjoy. Finally don’t forget to create your own items using our DIY bird toy guide, available here.
A bird cage will normally have a few perches fitted as standard when you get a new cage. However, you may want to replace these perches with ones that vary in size, are made from coarse materials and have different shapes to them. These would all be done to promote foot health in your bird and prevent bumblefoot. You can find out how to replace your bird cage perch using our guide here.
Old bird cages will sometimes need a lick of new paint. But when replacing this paint make sure you use one that is non-toxic otherwise you might end up creating a cage that is harmful to your birds. Steps to applying this fresh include 1) choosing a bird safe paint, 2) cleaning the cage and removing the existing paint and then 3) applying a fresh coat to your cage. See the full detailed guide in our article here.
For Brands and Manufacturers
Occasionally you’ll come across a bird cage item that can only be replaced by contacting the original manufacturer. Below are links to replacement items and accessories for some of the most popular bird cage brands available.
- A&E Bird Cage Replacement Parts – With over 30 years bird cage manufacturing experience this is a company that knows how to make a good bird cage. If you need a replacement or accessory item then check out our guide here.
- HQ Bird Cage Replacement Parts – Offering a very affordable range of bird cages, this company ships a large number of cages claiming some 120,000 sales per year. You can replacement items and accessories in our guide here.
- Kings Cages Replacement Parts – This company provides premium quality, high-end bird cages that are expensive. You can find their parts and accessories here.
- Prevue Hendryx Bird Cage Replacement Parts – Perhaps the most popular bird cage brand available, they offer the widest range of cages. Parts can be found here.
- Vision Bird Cage Replacement Parts – Famous for the affordable but high quality cages aimed at smaller sized bird owners. Accessories and parts for these cages can be found here.