I have a beautiful male, green-colored parakeet named Perri. He is a healthy, happy little bird and likes to talk a lot! He loves his house (I don’t like to call it a cage) and is very comfortable in there.
Your parakeet’s home should be large enough to move around comfortably, with narrow gaps between bars. They like to fly and climb a lot so they need plenty of space both horizontally and vertically. It is best to choose a “parakeet cage” with a pull-out bottom drawer, as this allows for easy cleaning and keeps your parakeet away from his droppings.
We have a variety of perches that are conveniently spaced so it is easy for him to move around. Having different perches are good for their health. It lets them rest their feet, exercise their foot muscles, and keeps their beak and nails conditioned. We have a couple long, bigger wooden perches, a couple medium length, skinny woodren perches, and a couple shorter, plastic perches. Perches need to be placed throughout so that your parakeet can move freely around, and access his food, water, cuttle bone, toys, etc. Some other ideas for perches are rope, stone, and concrete. You can also put branches in there, but be sure to stay away from poisonous plants!
Perri also has a ladder, in which he likes to weave in and out of, a treat bar, cuttle bone, food and water (of course), and a couple toys. Parakeets love toys! Bells, swings, ladders, mirrors, balls, etc. Perri’s favorite toys are whiffle balls! They are plastic, colorful, and have a bell inside. He likes to shake it and hear the sounds it makes, then throw it down onto the floor, and dive after it. He also mimics the sound it makes when he skakes it… “chicka chicka chicka!”