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

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Old 11-29-2017, 08:00 PM
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So I'm currently in the market for a new travel cage since my current one is super old and worn down.

Below I have linked the two different options I am looking at. I have two budgies that I would need to transport for vet visits, keep in mind my avian vet is around an hour away. Also would it be better to transport my pair in the one cage or in seperate cages? I would really appreciate any thought you guys have on the following cages. Please keep in mind that with the rodent cage I would be removing all the accessories and the level.


Trixie Bird Carrier


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I like the one below enough that I have two of them:
https://www.amazon.com/Kaytee-Me-Tra...s=bird+carrier

The reason to have two carriers is if you are hoping they will both poop on the way to the vet to get separate stool samples. Otherwise, one is fine, as long as you can the second one in. Because the opening is so large, getting the second one in without letting the first one out can, uhm, be problematic. Putting a cloth over the opening until they are both in can help.
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Thanks for that link, the cage looks great but for me to get it shipped to Australia is about the same price as the cage. I know that isn't much but I would prefer cheaper shipping.
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Personally I think I like the Trixie one better. I would take both of your budgies in the same cage. My travel cage is just a bit smaller than the minimum size for one budgie, as sometimes Niko needs to stay in it for a night.
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Leah’s thoughts on poop collection are worth considering, though I just have one small single height vision cage as a travel cage. It has a single rope perch fixed low down as I thought that might be easier to grip whilst travelling.

If you don’t already have a separate quarantine/hospital cage, and this new cage is going to be multipurpose, then I would choose a cage that was at least the minimum size for 1 bird.

If this travel cage is just for travelling, then I think either of those cages would be fine.
Would your 1hr trip be in a car? Are both cages equally easy to secure with a seatbelt?
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Leahís thoughts on poop collection are worth considering, though I just have one small single height vision cage as a travel cage. It has a single rope perch fixed low down as I thought that might be easier to grip whilst travelling.

If you donít already have a separate quarantine/hospital cage, and this new cage is going to be multipurpose, then I would choose a cage that was at least the minimum size for 1 bird.

If this travel cage is just for travelling, then I think either of those cages would be fine.
Would your 1hr trip be in a car? Are both cages equally easy to secure with a seatbelt?

I don't think I would have an issue securing them. I usually hold my travel cage and someone else drives. And I already have a spare cage which is the minimum size for two birds so yes this one will just be used as a travel cage
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I have two budgies and I have bought Suncast-19-Inch-Pet-Carrier-Round.

I have been using this for an year. I have 2 main reasons why I choose this.
1) This is perfect for even Air travel. So, you don't have to spend extra if you are planning for a trip.
2) 4 sides of the carrier are open and my birds were enjoying the view.

It also has a small compartment on top, where you can keep treats or towels or an extra toy.

This size is perfect for two budgies.

Hope this helps you.

https://www.amazon.com/Suncast-19-In.../dp/B000QJEU0Q
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