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I haven't kept budgies in almost 10 yrs, I need a bit of a refresher on cages.
I have a ferret cage and wanted to keep some budgies in it. I was thinking, 2 birds. Maybe more. But definitely want at least 2. I don't like keeping them alone.

This is the cage, wondering if it's appropriate. (hoping I put the image in correctly)
The dimensions are:
36"L x 25"W x 38 1/2"H

Bar Spacing:
1"
Wire Guage:
12-guage, 15mm

All the ramps and platforms are removable and would be taken out.
[img:center]https://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/PetsUnited/T650231_118705?wid=500&hei=500[/img][/IMG]


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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

Thanks for asking your question before using the cage for budgies.

The cage you are describing is not at all appropriate for budgies simply because of the bar spacing.
Bar spacing for a budgies cage should never be wider than 1/2".

A budgie can squeeze through an opening that is 1" wide.
Anything between 1/2" and 1" is no good because the budgie can get stuck between the bars.

If you can find a cage of similar dimensions with 1/2" bar spacing, that would be great.

Unfortunately, I can't see the picture you posted.

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thank you for the reply! I'll read through the info you posted.
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I haven't kept budgies in almost 10 yrs, I need a bit of a refresher on cages.
I have a ferret cage and wanted to keep some budgies in it. I was thinking, 2 birds. Maybe more. But definitely want at least 2. I don't like keeping them alone.

This is the cage, wondering if it's appropriate. (hoping I put the image in correctly)
The dimensions are:
36"L x 25"W x 38 1/2"H

Bar Spacing:
1"
Wire Guage:
12-guage, 15mm

All the ramps and platforms are removable and would be taken out.
[img:center]https://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/PetsUnited/T650231_118705?wid=500&hei=500[/img][/IMG]
I can't see the image either but I've seen a lot of posts on various boards of people using either the "Ferret Nation" or the "Critter Nation" for birds and that sounds like what you are describing perhaps. The "Ferret Nation" has 1in bar spacing; the "Critter Nation" has 1/2in bar spacing and would theoretically work. The cages have one large front door - it's like one half of the front of the cage opens up. This may or may not be an issue for you. It would be for me as my guys aren't tame and would come flying out every time I opened the cage to feed them. I can see the appeal though, as it's a roomy cage and it's hard to find anything that is 36" in length.
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