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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries

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Old 05-23-2016, 04:30 PM
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In preparation for bringing Jersey home, I bought supplies from a girl in Colorado, and in that hoard I got the great Finch Flight Cage and a smaller "budgie" cage (that's too small for any bird!). I've been reading through the DIY threads - I wasn't too sure if this should go in that subforum instead - and I wanted to know if there's a safe way where I can take that smaller cage, and attach it to the top? It's house shaped, and the finch flight cage has a flat-top.
I thought it would be a great way to give Jersey extra flying space (when her molt gets over and she has her primaries back), and so she can always see what's going on in my room?

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I know people have asked this before and attempted to put two cages together, but to be honest, the safest and best way is to just obtain a cage that is big enough in the first place. If you have a flight cage, that should be sufficient without needing the after market "penthouse attachment" randomly on top .

What you want to do would require cutting through metal of the wire bars of the original frame, and keeping all the cut sharp edges safe, as well as securing on the top so that it is secure enough... I really don't think it's a good idea. It also wouldn't look that great. That's just my opinion.

I'd use the 'too small' cage as a carrier for vet visits and transports.
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I agree with Julie. The small cage would be perfect as a hospital cage.

I was able to join two of my cages together when I had 5 birds sharing but I was able to take one end of a cage cleanly and only used an open door on the other cage as access- so it wasn't really like the birds were flying back and forth it was just for extra living space.
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Ahhh, that makes sense! It would be a good size as a hospital cage! Thank you!
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Excellent advice from Julie and Emma.
I'm glad you are going to use the small cage as a hospital cage and I'm closing this thread.
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