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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries

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Old 04-16-2017, 11:58 PM
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I got a big cage for 2 little budgies. There are 2 wooden dowels for perch that came with the cage. I've got third sandy perch which I heard is good for their nails to be filing as they perch on that. There's a seed bowl and a water bowl. I got them a calcium block. I also put in a swing. Anything else I should add?

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Have a look through the Essentials to a great cage and Cage Sizes stickies. I also recommend you look through ALL the articles and stickies on the forum so you can give your budgie the best care possible. Additionally, it may be a good idea to have 2 water bowls and 2 food bowls, 1 for each bird. This way they they will both have access to food and water without one budgie chasing the other away.

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do you have the cage's dimensions? this is important to know because even though the cage may seem big, it may not be enough.

dowel perches are unhealthy for your bird's feet. the consistent texture of it can cause them foot sores or even bumblefoot. natural wooden perches are way better for them. you can buy them online or make your own using these guides


safe natural woods for budgies

Natural Branch Perches | DIY - YouTube
sanded perches are also unhealthy for birds. they can hurt their delicate feet and the budgies may also nibble on them and eat the sand coating, making them sick and hurting their crop. if you have a variety of natural perches it should be enough to file your birds nails.

a calcium block is a very good addition to the cage

the swing is a very good toy! most budgies love it. you may want to invest in a bigger variety of toys, however, because you'll need to rotate their toys and perches evey few weeks to keep them entertained.
be advised though that not all products marketed towards birds are actually considered safe. please consult these links

dangerous toy list

Products to Avoid | Topics - YouTube
also, please make sure to visit the forums nutrition and diet section



it is great you are consulting the forum before getting your budgies i cant wait to see pics! will they be tame?
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do you have the cage's dimensions? this is important to know because even though the cage may seem big, it may not be enough.

dowel perches are unhealthy for your bird's feet. the consistent texture of it can cause them foot sores or even bumblefoot. natural wooden perches are way better for them. you can buy them online or make your own using these guides


safe natural woods for budgies

Natural Branch Perches | DIY - YouTube

sanded perches are also unhealthy for birds. they can hurt their delicate feet and the budgies may also nibble on them and eat the sand coating, making them sick and hurting their crop. if you have a variety of natural perches it should be enough to file your birds nails.

a calcium block is a very good addition to the cage

the swing is a very good toy! most budgies love it. you may want to invest in a bigger variety of toys, however, because you'll need to rotate their toys and perches evey few weeks to keep them entertained.
be advised though that not all products marketed towards birds are actually considered safe. please consult these links

dangerous toy list

Products to Avoid | Topics - YouTube

also, please make sure to visit the forums nutrition and diet section



it is great you are consulting the forum before getting your budgies i cant wait to see pics! will they be tame?
Thank you so much for helpful feedback. I will get some natural perches for my beloved budgies. I've had them less than a week now.

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Have a look through the Essentials to a great cage and Cage Sizes stickies. I also recommend you look through ALL the articles and stickies on the forum so you can give your budgie the best care possible. Additionally, it may be a good idea to have 2 water bowls and 2 food bowls, 1 for each bird. This way they they will both have access to food and water without one budgie chasing the other away.
Thanks I did go through them.

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Hi guys just curious to know what you keep in your little birds' cages? Just to see the trend.

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I would definitely replace those dowels with natural wood perches- the dowels can cause bumblefoot. I would also put in some shredding toys (like bird kabobs or palm leaf strands) as well as some harder wood toys for your budgie to chew on.

Personally, I have shredding toys, harder wooden toys, a bell, a swing, several perches in a variety of sizes, and obviously the essentials (water and food dishes, cuttlebone, etc)

This sticky goes over a lot of the things you may need/want to get for your budgie
Essentials to a Great Cage
Have fun rearranging the cage and be creative! If you rearrange every once in a while (change out some toys, add/remove perches, etc) your budgie won't get bored of the same-old stuff!
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I've merged your two threads regarding your budgies' cage into one as they are both addressing the same topic.

The cage you purchased looks like a good size. What are the dimensions?

Length x Width x Height

The answers to your questions about other members' cages can easily be found by reading through the threads in the Budgie Housing section of the forum and reading the link regarding Essentials for a Great Cage link that you've been provided multiple times already.


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