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Default Ferplast Piano Cage Dishes/Food Amounts?

Hi everyone,

I was prepping for the arrival of my two budgies tomorrow (so excited!) and came to a realisation. If I'm feeding my birds in mealtimes, rather than cafeteria style as suggested in the resources on this site, then the small amounts of seed I should be giving them - sources vary, some say a tablespoon, others say two tea spoons - are going to be only a tiny bit of food in the containers that are an integral part of the cage wall (they sit in a housing and pivot around).

At 4cm deep this is how much seed they would have in during each meal time (that's a tablespoon)

I'm a bit worried that the budgies are going to fall in? Has anyone had this kind of cage and had any experience with these feeders? Or have any tips for me?

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hi there im using ferplast giulietta 5. a wooden type cage and have the exactly same feeders like you have...don't worry they can reach there and get the seeds. pay attention to the lock of the feeder since last time I had an accident I didn't closed it properly and my female budgie escaped

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You may want to get a different type of feeder for your budgies.
I would be concerned about really young ones getting into that feeder and possibly getting stuck.

There are many different types of feeders you can choose from.

You can also simply scatter their seed on the fresh clean newspaper on top of the bottom grate in the cage after cleaning the cage each morning and evening.
This allows the budgies to "forage" for their seed and encourages them to utilize the entire cage.

I give my budgies 1 teaspoon of seed (each) in the morning and 1 teaspoon of seed (each) in the evening.
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You may want to get a different type of feeder for your budgies.
I would be concerned about really young ones getting into that feeder and possibly getting stuck.

There are many different types of feeders you can choose from.

You can also simply scatter their seed on the fresh clean newspaper on top of the bottom grate in the cage after cleaning the cage each morning and evening.
This allows the budgies to "forage" for their seed and encourages them to utilize the entire cage.

I give my budgies 1 teaspoon of seed (each) in the morning and 1 teaspoon of seed (each) in the evening.
yes you are correct about the dimension of feeder since my old Gina managed to get inside there preventing jack to come and telling him not to interfere to her meal. an adult budgie can get inside, for the young ones it will need much more shallow feeder

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Thank you Mixxie and FaeryBee,

Mal and merc are 18 and 14 weeks old respectively, so not too tiny. However, they do have a little open trough on the cage which I've been using for seed since their arrival yesterday. Mostly because it's easier to find! We shall see what they think of the Ferplast bowls soon enough!
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