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Old 07-26-2015, 05:06 PM
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Hi, I bought this cage from petco.. it was labeled as a cockateil cage.. the one labeled parakeet seemed way too small for a bird and toys... the demensions are 20x16x29. But after reading, I'm worried it will be too small.. mainly because of the way the top is shaped, he won't have a lot of room at the top. I would return it, but my kids destroyed the box. I do plan to buy a flight cage within the next couple of months, but will this work until then? or should I wait until I get the bigger cage before i get my new baby? Also, do I have too many toys in it?? I went crazy buying toys, I have some that I wasn't even able to put in because I knew it would be too much.. I will be putting my new perches in though, I'll just take the old ones out, shouldn't change the amount of space drastically though.. thanks in advance...
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:51 PM
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I think that cage will work fine, especially if your planning on getting a flight cage in a few month's. I'm sure your new little friend will be comfy in there for now, you've outfitted it nicely...
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If you are planning to get a flight cage in a couple of months, I agree with Randy that this one will be fine in the meantime.

If you do want to return it and have your receipt -- Petco is very good about taking back cages that have not been used.

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How exciting , it is always wise to buy the biggest cage you can afford and one that is longer rather than taller. My ,what a happy little budgie with all of those toys yours is going to be.
be sure to show us some more pictures once the new arrival is settled in
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Looks nice!! He'll definitely be entertained with all those toys haha . Dimensions are perfectly fine, especially if you're planning on getting a flight cage eventually as well. Just make sure the bar spacing is 1/2 in. or less so he doesn't try to escape or get his little head stuck or anything!

EDIT: Actually I think I have that exact cage haha! I don't have any birds in it right now, but I believe it was given to me when I adopted a budgie a few years back . I don't particularly like the awkward top, but it's definitely not a bad cage haha
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I think that cage will be great... All I want to add is that in the pics it looked like there was only one perch. You might want to add one more so your budgie won't have to only have one. Looks great though
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That cage is very nice, but as Cathy said, the bigger the better! We have the Prevue F040 and couldn't be happier with it.

Though, I don't see anything wrong in particular with the cage you have. And it looks like you have great toys in there. I would consider putting another perch across the top tower portion so your budgie has a place to perch higher up and has more options for where to be. What is the bar width on the cage? For budgies you should have <1/2 inch between bars so they don't wiggle out (they are smaller than they look). You could always try to return it if you aren't happy with it-- worst they could say is no, right?

Many people who have a big cage (like the F040) also have a smaller cage that can be used for vet visits, travel, going to the sitter's, when cleaning the big cage, or for quarantine of a new bird. That's something to consider as well if you plan to get a bigger cage.

Looking forward to meeting your baby budgie when you get him/her!!
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It is fine and meets the minimum size for one budgie. Also I have run across more then one breeder who advises using a baby cage (smaller cage) for the first few months and than upgrading to a larger cage. I think the baby cage idea is more popular among the birds that require a huge amount of cage space in adulthood.
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That cage looks very nice and comfy! I'm sure your budgie will love it, especially with all the toys! I think that a lot of toys is always good, but not too many, I like to give some space for my birds to fly around in the cage for when I'm not home. But they also love playing with toys!
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I have that cage, we only have one bird in it, a small dove about the same size as a budgie. It's a good size for one budgie It is sturdy and easy to clean as well.

I recommend starting with this cage and getting a flight cage later, as a smaller cage is less fussy to clean with a frightened bird, and makes bonding and taming easier.

I like the toys you chose! But if you get a little hen, you'll have to remove the coconut hut as it can make hens broody and lay eggs

I can't wait to meet the new baby
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