Is Winter Stressing Your Bird Out?

Birds have a highly developed sense of light. In humans, we perceive light through our eyes.
Our feathered friends have an additional way of interpreting light conditions, a special gland that surrounds the eye. Read more on this
As days get shorter and the temperature falls, we want you to be aware of some issues the changing weather may have on your birds.
In the wild, animals rely on the cycling of the sun, and the seasons to adjust their biological clocks and metabolism. It is the sun, and changes in the quality of light and length of the day which set the stage for breeding, migration, molting, and daily behavior patterns.


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A Trio of Picky Parrots – Conure, Cockatiel and Parakeet Are Picky Eaters – Help!

From: Wanda  <>

I have 3 birds, a conure, a cockatiel, and a parakeet. My birds are really fussy about their food. I feed the parakeet Hartsfield, the cockatiel is very fussy, I’m trying to teach her to forge her food. She just throws her food out of the cage and uses her dish as a toilet. The conure is very fussy too but she does look for her food until she finds what she wants.

Hi Wanda,

You didn’t mention how your birds are housed so I must assume they are each in their own cage of appropriate size. If they share a big cage or aviary, the dynamics of the situation change somewhat. 


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About Us

Windy City Parrot was hatched in 1993. It is comprised of the following entities. – Internet Sales
The website launched 12/31/01 – Now shipping to North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia Monday through Friday.

Windy City Parrot Supplies and Collectibles
Open 5 days a week with the best selection of bird & parrot supplies in the Midwest

Now offering collectibles too!


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Why Are Brand Name Bird Cages Better?


No Name Cages – Whose makin’ em?

As we struggle with higher gas prices, seek to cut back on summer vacations & find ways to save money on pet care, we are fortunate to have an incredible amount of choices.

Maybe too many?

Over the past few years, has sold cages from numerous cage manufacturers.

How do we choose whose cages to sell? We have 3 criteria.

How long has the company been producing cages?

The China phenomenon is interesting.


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Bird Cage Bar Spacing & Perch Diameter
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Bird Cage Bar Spacing & Perch Diameter

Windy City Parrot recommends
the following birdcage bar spacing and perch diameters.

Every website has recommended cage sizes. We can’t recommend what size cage to buy. We don’t know your needs. We don’t know how much room you have. We don’t know how much social time your bird experiences.

You may have many small birds you seek to house together. Our point? Choose the size cage that’s right for you and your bird. Just make sure the bar spacing is appropriate.


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Bird Cage Dish for Older Cage Issues

Find all our birdcage crocks & dishes here

I ordered these dishes for my cage using the dimensions you listed on your website which are #01 dish measures 5″ across the top including lip. (4 1/2″ not including lip) 3″ tall.

When I received these dishes I checked them and they do not fit my cage. And the reason they do not fit is that they are not the dimensions you state on your website.


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