Shopping list for your bird

Cage

Ideally you should get the biggest cage you can afford, but it should at least meet the minimum recommended size for the species.

Perches

These give your bird somewhere to rest. Getting a few will add variety to the cage and encourage your bird to exercise.

Litter

This should be sand or wood-based.

Food and water holders

Toys

Birds are highly intelligent and love puzzle toys - bright colours always go down well too!

Bird bath

Helps your pet keep itself clean and provides a fun activity too.

Seed mix

Get an appropriate mix for the species.

Millet

This is a nutritious grain used to feed many types of bird.

Cuttlebone

Provides a calcium and mineral supplement for your bird.

Bird grit

Help your bird's digestion.

Egg food

A dietary supplement for proteins and vitamins.

Bird-safe disinfectant

Needed to clean your pet's cage.

Iodine block

For budgerigars, who have a naturally high requirement for iodine.