Our cockatoo spends the day when we are at work on a hanging perch with lots of toys, then when we get home we let him climb ON his cage and play there and have some seeds as a treat. He climbs up and down the outside of his 72" high cage to get lots of exercise. He hates being in the cage unless we have company. But I want to repeat the caution about pets. Two of my poodles have been bitten to blood just because they were within reach. One when she was sleeping on the couch. He climbed down his cage and then bit her toe hard. The other was wagging his tail when his tail got nailed. But our boy is a biter and yours may not be. Just be careful!