Now this is very much a "for future reference" as I would not want to put an untamed bird in a cage with only two main, large, doors. And I don't have any avalible, not to mention.
But is there such thing as to much room for a single budgie? Or even a pair?
We have three large double critter nation (made by midwest) cages which currently house our pet rats. Over the next few years we intend to drop down to a single double CN or a Quad CN for the rats (as they pass and our numbers lessen).
This will leave me with an extra cage. It is very large, one unit (half the total cage we have) is approx 3ft by 2ft by 2ft. Overall the cage we have is a little over 4ft tall, 3ft wide and 2 ft deep. Would this be to much room for a single bird, or even a pair? Would it be better to only use one unit, aka half the total size we have? (Bar spacing is 1/4 in I belive, small enough female rats cannot escape so I dont think it would be to big for a budgie) or could I even go so big as two double units (4 high, 6 across, and 2 deep)?
Again this would be a few years in the future, but I was just thinking. Everyone always says bigger is better! XD but I know with some animals (like certain reptiles) to large a cage can negativly impact them. I want to give him lots of room, but I don't want to terrify him with access to to much space.
Thank you in advanced and I hope this isn't to confusing!
Bar spacing wider than 1/2" is not recommended as budgies have been known to get their heads stuck between the bars.
If the bar spacing is correct, then either the 4'high x 3'wide x 2' deep or the larger size will be fine.
I currently have one budgie in a flight cage that measures 45" high x 31" wide x 20" deep and he absolutely LOVES having that much room.
If I had room to do a cage double the width I would happily house two budgies in that space.
One thing, make sure the cage is very well cleaned after use by rats... Their normal bacterial flora is not handled well by birds (this goes for any mammal). Having said that , for most birds you can never get a cage that is too big... Bigger is almost always better. However there once in a while is a bird who is overwhelmed by too much space and seem to do better in a smaller cage... Mostly tho these are birds that have spent their lives cramped into tiny cages and do not know how to deal with all the space.