Hi! I haven't posted here in awhile, been busy with school, but I will try to post more often now. I have a bit of a dilema, my budgies make a terrible mess and my parents are not too happy about it. Poop is flung out of the cage, there is seed hulls everywhere (more on the floor then in the cage) and feathers galore. There also seems to be a fine dust that settles on everything in my room (where they are kept), its not just normal dust, it happens in any room the birds are in. I have never really seemed to notice it before but now I sure am! I have a good little dust buster that I use every single day to clean up the mess they make under the cage but its getting out of control. I find that everything settles to the bottom of the cage underneith the grate thing and when they fly around in the cage it gets swept up and onto the floor. My room is currently being re-done it was getting so bad, and they need to go back in that room, but I need to find a solution to this problem first.
This is the cage:
(except mine has two large doors)
There are 7 budgies and 1 cockatiel living in there.
So basicly I need to contain the mess to INSIDE the cage. My parents think I should cover certain parts of the cage with plexglass, something that I could take off easily and clean because it would become covered with poop within no time (better then my walls!). Either that or rehome a few of the birds (as I think I may have too many in there)...which I don't want to do but it may come to this. It did cross my mind at one point to rehome all of them and use their cage for my rats but I quickly slapped myself and thought how could I
They are my babies and I love them so much, I can't imagine what it would be like without them.
Any ideas or suggestions will be much appreciated!