Difference b/t Flight Cage vs. Regular Cage? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-24-2016, 01:49 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:Koudelka is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Koudelka is on a distinguished road
Default Difference b/t Flight Cage vs. Regular Cage?

Hello,

I will be a future owner of one budgie.

From what I am gathering from the forums, it seems like everyone is a fan of Prevue F040 Cage (31x20x53).

I am looking at a similar cage right now (Mcage brand - 32x19x37) but it has less height and more storage on the bottom shelf.

I know these are considered flight cages but does that mean I only use it during the day to let a budgie exercise?
Of course I plan on spending at least an hour a day playing w/ my budgie outside his cage.
Do I need another "smaller" cage at night when the budgie goes to sleep? Or will this big cage suffice as both the playing and sleeping quarters for one budgie.

Thank you for your input!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-24-2016, 01:55 PM
CyrilsMom (Molly)
BANNED
 
Profile:CyrilsMom is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 434
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 126
Rep Power: 0
CyrilsMom will become famous soon enoughCyrilsMom will become famous soon enough
Default

Hi and welcome! A flight cage is the name for a big cage that budgies live in, but has space for the budgie to flutter around in. So in short, you don't need a smaller cage. The budgie would live in the flight cage and come out for exercise. A flight cage is basically just a bigger cage.
  #3  
Old 05-24-2016, 02:21 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:Koudelka is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Koudelka is on a distinguished road
Default

Ahhh...I see.

Thank you for the clarification.

Do most people who own these cages have a seed guard around it?
Since the Prevue and Mcage flight cages do not come w/ the seed guard that protrudes outwards, do most use the mesh/cloth one?

And if so, how often do those need to get cleaned/washed?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 05-24-2016, 09:10 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,669
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It would be a good idea for you to have a small "travel cage" for trips to the vet.

I'd suggest you take a look at Walmart.
I bought a very small cage there for less than $20 which works perfectly as a travel cage.



Here is another option if you prefer to order something on-line.

Penn-Plax Carrier 12 x 8 x 6.75 inch

As far as using a "seed guard" that is a matter of personal preference. I have four F040 cages and do not use "seed guards".
Some people like the cloth/mesh guards. I'd suggest you wash it either weekly or more frequently if it gets particularly dirty.

__________________


Last edited by FaeryBee; 05-24-2016 at 09:16 PM.
  #5  
Old 05-25-2016, 01:15 AM
CyrilsMom (Molly)
BANNED
 
Profile:CyrilsMom is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 434
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 126
Rep Power: 0
CyrilsMom will become famous soon enoughCyrilsMom will become famous soon enough
Default

I agree about getting a travel cage, they are very handy! They mean you can transfer your bird from place to place (breeder to your home, home to vets and back again, while you are cleaning the main cage, etc) with a feeling of security I certainly wouldn't find in a box. If you don't have a walmart, Amazon do a good one.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liberta-Riv...ra+travel+cage

I personally don't have seed guards on my flight cage, I just hoover a lot. It's also hard for me to find a fitted cage cover, so I use blankets.

Last edited by CyrilsMom; 05-25-2016 at 01:46 AM.
  #6  
Old 05-25-2016, 06:53 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:Koudelka is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Koudelka is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you both for your input. Yes...it seems travel cages are needed!

Regarding mesh seed guards....is there a reason you guys dont use it?
Is it b/c they dont look good on the cages? Do they not work as advertised? Are they a pain to clean up and wash as opposed to just cleaning the area around the cage?
  #7  
Old 05-25-2016, 08:38 AM
CyrilsMom (Molly)
BANNED
 
Profile:CyrilsMom is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 434
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 126
Rep Power: 0
CyrilsMom will become famous soon enoughCyrilsMom will become famous soon enough
Default

Honestly.. I just never bothered to get one because my birds weren't bothered by the vacuum. If they were bothered, I'd look into it, but as they aren't, I do that instead.
  #8  
Old 05-25-2016, 10:10 AM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,341
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2535
Rep Power: 11
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have several of the F040 cages and I do not use seed guards, I just vacuum a lot. Also I found that even the largest seed guards I have seen available for purchase, do not fit the F040.
__________________
  #9  
Old 05-25-2016, 10:19 AM
Stranding's Avatar
Stranding (Ann)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Stranding is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1, 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 388
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 455
Rep Power: 4
Stranding is a glorious beacon of lightStranding is a glorious beacon of lightStranding is a glorious beacon of lightStranding is a glorious beacon of lightStranding is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I don't use a seed guard because it just wouldn't be any use with my single budgie. She throws herself entirely into her food pots and chucks it around with gusto. Seeds, greens egg food go everywhere inside and outside the cage. Any guard would be hopeless at catching it.

So I transfer her daily (sometimes twice) to the travel cage while I have a good vacuum round. When all's clean n tidy with a nice new paper carpet, and after she's had a good play and exercising fly around, she goes back in to do the same all over again

NB Haven't mentioned the burrowing...

And I use the same Riviera travel cage as Molle, available here in Uk cheaply (see that Amazon link).
__________________
"And the birds were singing" : Sweet People

https://youtu.be/MNuOzLKWSNo

Last edited by Stranding; 05-25-2016 at 10:48 AM.
  #10  
Old 05-25-2016, 04:46 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:Koudelka is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Koudelka is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you guys for your insightful comments!
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.