03-01-2016, 09:22 AM
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The cage you are getting for your two budgies is a good size for two. I can guarantee you two budgies will not be "lonely" so getting more for fear they will be isn't necessary.
While your cage would be big enough for 4, the more room each budgie has, the better off they are and I wouldn't advise putting four in that cage.
If you do get more budgies in the future, you will need to quarantine them.
Quarantine means housing your new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room where your current bird(s) are housed for a period of 30-45 days.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.
It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.
Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"
Additionally, if you are thinking about breeding in the future, you will need to know as much as possible about budgies and their care and then do extensive research regarding best practices. You will need individual breeding cages for each pair.
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