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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:21 PM
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Hello everyone,

The cage and natural wood perches finally arrived in pieces over the past week, and today I finished the initial set-up. All perches in the cage are now natural wood, with different diameters and shapes. I also replaced the rope they had outside of the cage, since they were chewing on that. Here are some pictures how the cage is right now:

Front view:

Side view:

Rope replacement for now:

Play pen on the table:


I'm planning on getting (a) swing(s) for them, since Jimmy really liked sleeping on that, and elaborating the outside part.

The cage is small (50x30x64cm), but I can't make more space for a bigger cage, so I try to compensate it with their outside time. They are always free to come out, except for when I cook or when I'm out of the house (which isn't often, not even when uni starts). So far they have been getting outside time in the range of 10 hours, when uni starts it will at least be 6.

What do you think? What could I improve? Is the set-up alright the way it is?

Also, the feeders that I got with the cage do not fit in the holes in the bars that are made for them. Now they are open and Jimmy is clever enough to come out through them when it is actually his bedtime but he thinks it is not. How do I cover these holes in a bird proof way? So far it hasn't been much trouble, since Jimmy gets sleepy soon enough and he will stay in when I put him in then, but of course he shouldn't be able to just come out.

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:38 PM
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Hi, Fenne

Will the food and water dishes you have hook over the bars right above the openings for the food/water dishes so the backs of the dishes block the opening?
If not, perhaps you can find dishes that a a bit larger that would successfully block those openings.

The perches you chose for the cage look great.

I would definitely recommend at least two swings for the cage.
(I have more swings than the number of birds in all of my cages.

Do you have sand/grit as the base of the playground?
If so, I recommend you empty that out as eating sand/grit can lead to crop impaction.

https://talkbudgies.com/diet-nutritio...ur-budgie.html

You might want to offer another shredding toy or two.
I would put them on the playground when you expand it since cage space is limited.

I'd also suggest getting a mineral block.

The link below has examples of good shredding toys, mineral blocks, etc.

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html

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Alright! I will go to the pet store tomorrow to get the swings and mineral block. When I have some money the end of the month I'll elaborate the playground and such. They love their wooden toys, so I'll look for more of that.

I have sand on the bottom, I'll change it.
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Sounds great! I'll look forward to updated pictures (you can post them in this thread) after you make the additions.

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Hello! I'm finally here to update. The cage had changed a while a go already, but I didn't have the time yet to take and post pictured because university started. Here is the current set-up (which they seem to love):

This is how it is when opened:



Detail of one of the new perches I made myself, the cage has 2 of these:


Updated mini-playpen:

This one is usually with me on the table, not on my desk where it is in the picture. Jimmy's favourite spot, since it is close to me usually.

Perch 1 in my room:

This one is high up and they hesitate to go there still. I'm working on showing them it is a safe spot.

Perch 2 in my room:

This one is on one of my cupboards, they occasionally go there to see what I'm doing in the kitchen.

Perch 3 in my room:

A little swing close to the window, for now this is too scary for them, but I'm also working on this.

Where the cage is, since that also slightly changed:

They seem to prefer it here, I guess it's because my main chair for relaxing is closer to this side of the desk, they always come to the side of the cage where I am, chatting to me.

This is the cage when it is closed:


They had 2 swings in the top at first, but they couldn't settle with that. They kept making a fuss about who got to sit where. When Jimmy would be on one, Kimmy HAD to sit there, and vice versa. I figured it would settle in eventually, but after a week things only seemed to get worse, so I made one big swing for them. They now don't fight over it anymore and even sleep together on it. They settled over it in less than 2 days.

I'm currently working on a way to hang that big swing somewhere in my room to for when they are out. The little balls made of strings of wood are by far the favorite toy, that's why I put one in pretty much every spot for them in the room.

I added a mineral stone as well (which I knew I had to get by the way, before it was told here) and it has been a success, they both often have pink faces from chewing on it. I replaced the sand on the bottom with toiletpaper, which I change every day. I initially had this, but a breeder told me to get sand, since they need the minerals from that. I now see that this isn't true, and that it can even be dangerous.

What are the thoughts on this now?

P.S. bonus picture of Jimmy and Kimmy with pink faces from the mineral cube: (the red spot on Jimmy's foot is because he ran through a drop of hairdye that I hadn't seen when I cleaned the mess, I got rid of the dye so he wouldn't ingest it, but it stained the skin)
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Their set-up looks great!
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