How to Move Birds to a New Cage

Are you thinking about moving your bird to a new cage? Bird owners may want to do this for several reasons. They might need to replace a broken cage, or they change cages every year or so. Whatever the reason, you want your bird's transition to be as smooth and comfortable as possible.


  1. 1
    Get the new cage all ready for the bird's move. Set up the food, water, toys, mineral block or cuttlebone, etc.
  2. 2
    Let your bird see the new cage. If it can see it first, then it will better adjust to its new surroundings.
  3. 3
    Let the bird perch on the top of the cage. This way, it can examine the new cage and adjust to it. Feed your bird some millet while it's on the top so that it knows that this is not a punishment, rather, something exciting and fun.
  4. 4
    Start putting your bird in the cage for several intervals at a time. Let it eat millet while in the cage and talk to it softly. Let it adjust to the new cage slowly.
  5. 5
    Make the move. If your bird has accepted the short intervals nicely without any fuss, then you are ready to let it stay in the new cage for the whole day. For the first few days, your bird may seem uncomfortable, but that's OK. Feed it millet and talk to it softly and calmly. After a few days, your bird should've adjusted to its new cage!


  • Move some of the bird's old toys into the new cage so it has some familiarity.


  • Don't immediately put your bird in. It will not like the sudden change, and it will not adjust to the new cage as well.

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