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Hey all! So, my 2 little guys are currently are in the Petco finch bird cage, but they hardly get any exercise, and are RARELY, SUPER RARELY, allowed to be taken out of the cage(parents won't let me). This YML cage is quite a bit larger than the cage I have now, and it is on sale for around $60(and free shipping!!!!!! ). If I keep my 2 in here, they will barely get any time out of the cage. I understand that budgies require more horizontal space, but I still think it is a good buy. The bar spacing is 3/8, so it should be fine. What do you all think? Thanks! BTW, if you've had this cage before, can you tell me what you think of it? Thanks!

Link to cage: Amazon.com : YML 3/8-Inch Bar Spacing Tall ShellTop Bird Cage, 18-Inch by 14-Inch, Black : Birdcages : Pet Supplies

Wait...I just multiplied the dimensions togethers, and it's smaller than my old 18x18x30 one. Never mind! Or am I doing some math wrong?

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No, I would not purchase the cage you linked.

The dimensions of the cage you've listed are
18"x14"x35" which comes to 8820 cubic inches.

If I remember correctly, the dimensions of the Petco Finch cage is 18"x18"x30" which comes to 9710 cubic inches which is the minimum recommended size for 2 budgies.

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This cage would be a better option for you.

Amazon.com : Finch Parakeet Canary Cockatiel Breeder Metal Large Flight Bird Cage 30 By 18 By 36 Inch H : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Finch Parakeet Canary Cockatiel Breeder Metal Large Flight Bird Cage 30 By 18 By 36 Inch H : Pet Supplies


However, I'd save your money up and get a Prevue Hendryx F040 for your budgies if it were me. They generally run about $130.00 and Amazon has even had them as low as $89.00 in the past.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/17632065?w...235032&veh=sem
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I agree with FaeryBee, the cage you're looking at is not recommended. If you save up a little more to get the Prevue Hendryx F040 your budgies will be much happier and have lots more flying room than they would get in any other cage
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Ok, thank you so much, all. Will ask the parents if we have room for the large F040 cage in the house. If all fails, I shall get the smaller one linked by FaeryBee.
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If you can't afford/have enough room for F040 then there are two cages I know off the top of my head that have enough room for 2 for around $50 with free shipping.

Prevue flight cage Prevue flight cage

Petco Gable Playtop

A full size flight cage like the Prevue F040 or F050, A&E Flight cage, King's Flight cage or HQ flight cage are a better choice but the two above are adequate. I never owned the Petco cage but have owned the Prevue flight cage I linked. It is flimsy but will work fine. I used it as a baby cage for a young GCC and it held up fine for the few months we used it.
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I always use the smaller cage as a quarantine cage for my budgies and I notice a huge difference when they get to move from that into the large set up cage I have.
It will be a great investment and keep your birds happier if you can fit in the larger cage.
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That cage is not wide enough for one bird never mind two. Try and get the Preveue Hendry cage. Your budgies will love it especially as they dont get much out of cage time.
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Where do you guys keep your cages? Where I have my budgie's cage now, the F040 will not fit.
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I don't have one but I know that if I had it I would maybe move over a shelf or something and it easily fits in several corners of mine without taking too much space, I would put it across from a sunny window Is your budgie's cage on a table now? If you move whatever's next to it aside, would it fit then?
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Here is my set up. I currently have the A&E Flight cage in use. As you can see the stand puts it at about the same height as the night stand. The cage can be lifted off the stand so the stand isn't necessary. I prefer using the stand due to needing a place to store carriers, supplies and non-perishable food. I know of a few who favor the wrought iron flight cages because they can then use their own table/low dresser/stand.

My own personal take is that I hate coated wire cages and cages with insecure doors. The one on the left I have only had since May and I already in absolute hate of it. It was great for a few months until my budgie grew up and became a more aggressive chewer and a curious mechanically minded door opener. I intend to trash the old wire cage soon and replace with an identical A&E flight. By getting rid of the night stand and replacing the floor lamp with a clamp on it won't make a huge difference in floor space.
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