Bird cages are usually made of different materials from plastic to aluminum and even wood. Metal bird cages are probably the best idea. Such cages are very easy to clean. In fact, they can be cleaned much better than the ones made form aluminum or wood. Birds like biting down on cage bars, so if it is made of plastic or wood it will soon become useless. Metal cage can withstand all kinds of treatment as well as hot water washing and harsh disinfection. It is very durable and can last for a very long time.
Metal bird houses are not such a great idea as the cages made from metal. Since bird houses are usually hung outside, and they are made to be an enclosed space, it is better to make them from wood. Metal house will become very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, while wood will keep a proper temperature all year round. At the same time wooden houses are closer to nature and the birds often prefer them to any other ones. Also metal accessories are harder to make on your own, while wooden ones can easily be built without professional assistance.
Antique metal bird cages often look amazing. However, they can’t be used to house real birds. Old cages are often painted with lead-containing paint, which can be very dangerous once the birds start biting the bars. Meanwhile, such cages make great decorative pieces. Placing one on your fireplace on some other furniture piece will be great for your home décor. Place some porcelain or plastic birds inside and the look will be complete. There are a lot of ways to use antique cages, since all of them look very special The price tag might be high, but it is worth it.