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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:52 AM
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Hi everyone.. for those that read my panicked OMG post last week about Ollie Mozie, Kiwi and Apple.. All are well and happy and thriving.

So now that it has been determined Kiwi and Apple need to live separated, I am in need of cages... I have a pretty formal house, so I really am wanting to move Kiwi out of his little unattractive hospital cage now.

I have found a gorgeous gorgeous one but want opinions about size.. the lady is selling it b/c she didn't feel it was large enough for two parakeets.. I would agree, but what about one older parakeet? the cage dimensions are 23.5"w by 25" to the tallest point.. tapering down to about 19.5...it arches up in the Middle. .. By 11 inches deep.. I love love this cage aesthetically but before we go drive an hour to get it want some other opinions.

I feel like width and height are fine.. just wondering about the depth.. His hospital cage is wider than that but is very roomy... He isn't the most active bird in the bunch, and older he seems to climb around more than fly in general. ... Apple on the other hand is over in his big cage all alone flying around like nuts..but then he's proven to be the wild one in the bunch!


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Old 11-27-2017, 09:02 AM
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If there's a diameter, then you're talking about a round cage, correct?

It's actually not a good idea to get a round cage because the lack of corners can be disorienting to a budgie-- everything looks the same.

The minimum size for one budgie is 18 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches, but it's always good to go bigger if you can and have space.

I would look around a little more for a square or rectangular cage
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No it isn't round..23.5 inches long by 11 inches deep, by 25 inches high... So the cubic inches are similar to the 18x18.18.. but shaped different
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Oh, I see. In that case it should be fine for one budgie Since it is a used cage, be sure to check the bar spacing and make sure it's no more than 1/2 an inch, and disinfect it thoroughly.
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It is such a great deal I'm tempted to buy just to have for decoration!.. but I really don't need to do that so was hoping it would be fine..the length and height I feel are more than sufficient,..it was just the thin depth I was worried about..however they flight side to side right? .. He is a really sedate old guy, he climbs around a lot but not a whole lot of flying around even when he has the space.. but he happens to be my favorite so I want him HAPPY .. (and boy does he seem happier alone and just TALKING to his mates than being in there with all those wild birds, he is talking so much more now I think they were STRESSING HIM OUT)
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Mary,

Kiwi should be fine in the cage you've described since he's an older budgie and likes to climb.

Otherwise I'd be very hesitant about the fact that the cage is only 11" wide.
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So this is the cage.. (not the actual one but identical to it)

Does anyone have any idea WHO makes this or other cages similar? I can't believe how difficult it is to find new cages that are more ornate or decorative and not so generic looking?

Backyard Birding Ľ Blog Archive Ľ Vintage Large Victorian Cast Iron Metal Domed Bird Cage & Stand w Glass Accents

The pics in the one above is missing the pull out tray for cleaning it seems.

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Hi Mary

Whilst that cage is very pretty, it isnít necessarily the best for the bird.
More ornate little additions often means more tight little areas to trap toes and to make cleaning more difficult.
The pictures shown were of a cage with a lot of rust, have you seen the actual cage youíre planning to buy?
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Try this, Mary:


Bird Cage, Java Wood Perch, Avian Supplies, Pluck No More, Bird Food

Note that 2 out of 4 of the cages are listed as having 5/8" bar spacing, which is slightly two wide. I would double check with King's if you are interested, because it doesn't really make sense that the large ornate cage has smaller bar spacing than the smaller cage.

I'm wondering if the covered top is a good idea, or if it would make the cage too dark?

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Try this, Mary:


Bird Cage, Java Wood Perch, Avian Supplies, Pluck No More, Bird Food

Note that 2 out of 4 of the cages are listed as having 5/8" bar spacing, which is slightly two wide. I would double check with King's if you are interested, because it doesn't really make sense that the large ornate cage has smaller bar spacing than the smaller cage.

I'm wondering if the covered top is a good idea, or if it would make the cage too dark?
OH yay! .. Look it has the same cage on the front.. white with copper top. Yes, I've thought about the dark top, my husband assures me he will get it lit properly.
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