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

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Old 01-18-2017, 07:22 AM
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It's that time again - looking for a new cage. My budgies are super active and even though they spend majority of their day playing outside, they still manage to break their perches, cage bars,... Unfortunately, we don't have a wide selection of cages here, especially not larger ones but I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Pet-Suppl...ack/B00400OLWE
Even though it's a bit smaller than 'recommended' size, it's still one of the largest I could find. I would keep it without divider of course and my budgies would still spend majority of their day outside. I am concerned about its durability because as I said - my budgies tend to break everything! If anyone has any advice or experience with this cage, it would be appreciated!
What about this one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...hps_bw_c_x_1_w

I have 4 budgies and they also have another 'vacation' cage that they like to go in during the day.

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My bird cage is very similar to the second one you linked. It's very sturdy and I'm quite happy with the quality and it's easy to clean and can be stacked. However both those cages would be the minimum for two budgies so if you bought them, you would need to buy two cages and house two birds in each cage. Considering your birds spend a lot of time outside of the cage, I think that sort of set up would work quite well, just be sure not to crowd the cages with too many toys and perches. Also perhaps try adding more chew toys into their cage, so they will hopefully chew those instead of chewing the cage

If you want to have all 4 budgies in one cage, something like this would be more appropriate and is very sturdily built.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liberta-Ore...ords=bird+cage

Personally I would go with two separate cages as budgies tend to remain near the top of the cage so they don't use all that space at the bottom. Having two short and wide cages ensures that the budgies will use all the space provided.

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I haven't bought anything yet, just looking around

As I said, they don't offer much choice around here and I would like to be able to keep them all together because they are all really bonded.
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I agree with CC. Those two cages are too small for 4 budgies.

That Liberta Oregon cage looks great and has a lot of positive reviews! Your birds would love it.

This cage looks good, too. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ridgeyard-P...rd+flight+cage

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I had issues with cages. Zooplus has a lot of great cages and very good prices.

This cage is like the second one you linked but double the height, so it's like a flight cage.
Finca Melodia Bird Cage | Free P&P on orders 29+ at zooplus!
Dimensions are Dimensions: 75.5 x 45 x 90.5 cm (L x W x H)

All I'd say is to get some zip ties when you put it together to make it a little more sturdy.
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With which one did you have an issue? Second one?
I saw this taller one too but I always read advices that budgies don't prefer tall cages...
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A wide cage that is 30" wide x 18" tall is better than a narrow cage that 18" wide x 30" tall.

A cage that is 30" wide x 36" tall is better than a cage that is 30" wide x 18" tall.
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No, I had issues finding a good cage.
I had no issues with any cage I've had. Although it is tall I find that it's not so tall that it's wasted space. It's more important when you are looking at taller cages and not taking into account the width.

Budgies fly side to side not up and down which is why just tall is no good for them.
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