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

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Review my cage setup, please? Constructive criticism always welcome 😀. (Note: there normally is a veggie bowl, on the right, but I took it out)

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Your cage is a good size for one budgie!

I would recommend you remove both long wooden dowel perches from the cage.
I suggest replacing the lower dowel with another natural wood perch such as a grapevine perch or multi-branch perch.





Make sure you keep a close eye on your budgie with regard to the rope perch. If you see him chewing on it or it gets at all frayed from his toenails, then it needs to be removed.

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I'd also think about adding a shredding toy for your budgie.

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Ok, thank you! I'll see where I can find those types of perches. Also, I'll be getting some more of those kabobs soon. Lately she's been shredding the balsa wedges (see right of photo). We got a ton a bit ago, and they're actually a lot cheaper than the kabobs!!

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The shredding toy doesn't have to be the type I pictured -- that was just put in as a reference. If you are giving her balsa to shred that's fine.

There are other types of shredding toys featured in this link:

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Great advice from FaeryBee.

When you take out the dowel perches, (and your bird's flight feathers have regrown) I'd rearrange the other perches turning them 90*, lying front to back rather than side to side, so that when moving from perch to perch, she/he's going across the length of the cage rather than the width. If the rope is too long, you could place it running from eg. the front side of the cage, along towards the back side, and then spiral it up to attach on the roof.
The toys, I'd hang nearer the walls of the cage, so that there's some 'flight' space in the middle and place the water and food bowls at different ends of the cage to encourage more movement.
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Excellent suggestions offered by JRS! :thumbup;
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Wait, why should the perches be going lengthwise? I've seen that on some other people's cage setups, but why would that help? I'm really just wondering.

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Wait, why should the perches be going lengthwise? I've seen that on some other people's cage setups, but why would that help? I'm really just wondering.

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It appears from the photograph, that if you were to view your cage from above, then the front wall of the cage as seen in the photo, is one of the long sides of the rectangular base & roof, yes?

If the above is true, then if you turn the perches 90* (i.e. Attach them to the front and back walls instead of the side walls) then the distance between one perch and another parallel perch can be made greater. Moving from one perch to another would entail moving a greater distance, as your bird would then be moving along the (longer) length of the cage instead of the current (shorter) width of the cage.
It would give more opportunity to exercise (may need a little wing flap, rather than just a hop).

If the photograph is deceptive and the cage base is actually square, then obviously rotating the perches would make no difference.

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Ah ok. Thanks so much!

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