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

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So, I have had a pair of budgies (95% sure they are male and female) for over a year now. Their whole life, they have been in the classic Finch flight cage (I think you guys know what Iím talking about). Since Iím about to be moving houses, I want to know a way to improve their lives. Would an aviary with only two budgies be an option? I would consider adding more birds, but I have no idea how they would react. Any good compatible breeds? So, after that short paragraph, what would you guys suggest? I just donít want them to be stuck in a small cage anymore. (It is prefered for them to be outside :/

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Hi there and to the forums!

I'm glad you're looking for options to make your budgies even happier than they already are

If by "aviary" you mean "very large cage", then yes, that would be a good idea It is not advisable to house budgies outdoors (even if you have great climate outside) unless you have taken a number of precautions (building a roof over them, fencing/netting around the enclosure to keep out predators, etc.) and it is not preferable to house them outside, so don't worry about that.

If you are financially able to invest in a nice large cage for them (a favourite around here is the Prevue Hendryx F040 or F050), that would be a great option! They will love the extra space to fly around in and explore

Here's a link with some more information:
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Adding more bird is not always a good option. Budgies can only be housed with budgies in a cage, as other birds have larger beaks and can be dangerous to the tiny budgies if they are ever annoyed and lash out, even accidentally. Additionally, even adding budgies isn't a great idea if your two already get along; more birds could upset the flock dynamics and may end up needing to be housed separately anyways.

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I agree with StarlingWings. Housing your budgies indoors is much safer for your birds.
I would suggest you look into getting either a Prevue Hendryx F040 cage or a Prevue Hendryx F050 cage for them. I have both.
Housing just two budgies in either one will give them lots of room to fly around and plenty of room for safe budgie toys as well.
You can put a sheet under the cage which makes clean up much easier.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Prevue-Pe...&wl13=&veh=sem

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Thanks to both of you guys for the quick replies! That cage looks great! Do you think it/a similar cage would be available at a bird expo or not? I was planning to go to a bird expo soon to get some perches and toys, and it would be even more convenient if I could get the cage there too!
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As I've never been to a bird expo I really can't answer that question.

However, Walmart has free shipping so why not simply have it shipped to your home -- you can't get more convenient than that and their price for that cage is excellent right now.

Be sure you use clips to secure the side spring latch doors for safety.

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...-security.html
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Sorry for asking soo many questions. I’ll most likely buy the F040 from Amazon. What is the best way to attach a nest box to the side door? Or is there another way?
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Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility. This requires extensive research and an openness to continual learning.

Before anyone on this forum answers questions regarding breeding, it is important we have more information from you so the best advice for your particular situation can be offered.

Have you owned budgies before or is this your first time?
Do you have any experience in breeding budgies?
How old are the budgies you currently have?
Do you know if they are related?
What conditioning diet have you been providing them?

An individual needs to have a good background in basic budgie care and then do extensive research into the proper breeding practices prior to making the decision to accept the responsibility of the commitment required for breeding responsibly and ethically.

Please read the information in this link:https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-new-old.html

After you provide the answers to the questions above, we can talk about budgie breeding.
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