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A friend of my dad was giving away a bird cage and asked if I wanted it, and I took it. The bar spacing is too big for parakeets. Is there anyway to modify the bar spacing so that it will be suitable for parakeets? I've read about Hardware Cloth and that you're not supposed to use it for parakeets. And Stainless Steel mesh is too expensive. Are there other ways are making this cage safe for my parakeets?

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I would not bother trying to modify a cage that does not have the appropriate bar spacing.

There are so many good, inexpensive cages available for budgies that purchasing one which is has the appropriate size and spacing makes much more sense. The bigger the cage you provide your birds, the better off they will be.
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Thanks for the link, Faery! I could probably sell this cage and get enough for that one. It's quite a large cage.
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Thanks for the link, Faery! I could probably sell this cage and get enough for that one. It's quite a large cage.
That sounds like a GREAT plan to me!
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Hello and welcome to the forums!

I agree with Deborah completely Hope to see some pictures of the birds and their new mansion once you get it!

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