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

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I'm trying to get lunas cage set up best as possible for her, can you all take a look and let me know if it looks ok?
She is severely clipped and has a hard time getting around, she can't fly across the cage. She does a lot of crawling around on the bars to get to place to place. I want her to have plenty of places to perch or hop from without it being too crowded.



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Did a little re arranging, seems a bit more comfortable now. I've switched the water dish(big green one) and the food dishes. She prefers the food up high and is eating more now.
I also moved the ladder to the left side of the cage and put another short perch in, attaching it to the door. I wanted her to have a place to sit when I open the door during training.
Oh, the short perch low on the left side was moved a bit higher and to the right some. Now she can easily access mid level without bar crawling so much.
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It looks fine to me!
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Gail,

Does she have a swing?
I don't see one but maybe I'm missing it?

If not, I'd recommend you get her one.
Most budgies love them.

Otherwise, it looks fine.
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I took the swing out, she would often fall trying to get on it. I've been meaning to sand the perch down so its not only a bit skinnier but also irregular shaped.

I hate that she's had every flight feather cut off, poor thing has no control.
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When budgies are clipped they will discover they can flap and simulate flying while hanging tightly onto a perch. When her flight feather are shed and she grows new ones
she'll then have to learn flying and landing outside of the cage. There's a learning curve.
They do like real flying.
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I'd put the swing back if it were me.
Luna is bound to falter trying to get on it but the attempts to do so will only help make her stronger and more determined.
She'll figure out a way to climb to it when she really wants to.
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You can also try and adjust her cage to that she's more easily able to make the transition from perch to swing.
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She does the flying in place, at least for a few seconds at time once in awhile.

I expect her to falter but she was hitting the cage floor pretty hard, dropped just like a rock. Since I took a portion of the cage out its a good 16" shorter so she doesn't have as far to fall.
I took the swing to the sander and thinned down the perch some while adding plenty of bumps for foot health.
Hopefully I placed the swing in a spot that will be easier for her to get on it. I really think I need a different swing this one is pretty big, could be used by a cockatiel.

Unfortunately, not many stores around here carry parakeet sized accessories and I really like examining things before I buy them. Makes it hard to buy online.
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That's okay if the swing is a little oversized... better than undersized! As long as it's not too big to leave room in the cage.

Mink and Chip have one they really like, and it's for a cockatiel or green cheek conure.. OR two budgies side by side it would be perfect for, but Mink and Chip refuse to sit together .
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