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

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Finding an appropriate and attractive cage that doesn't cost a fortune has been a little difficult since I live outside of the US. However, I did run across a cage that looks great, will fit in with the rest of my furniture, and is large enough for 2 eventual budgies.

The cage is a Bianca Bird Cage.

My main concern is whether or not they will destroy the wood frame by chewing it. It seems fairly like any exposed wood is just a no-go, but I am struggling to find something that I like (I admit I am pretty particular) and is correctly sized for 2 budgies.

Note that the link goes to an English language listing, so not everything on the website is available where I am unfortunately.

Thoughts and opinions?

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The cage would be a good size for two budgies.
As you are aware, most budgies will chew on exposed wood.
Whether or not they will chew the wood to the point the cage is "destroyed" would depend on the birds.
I believe providing them with shredding and other wooden chew toys to play may help divert their attention away from chewing the wood of the cage.

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I agree with Deborah. Get the chew toys in there before they start a project to redesign the cage

Also, if you don’t have a gender preference, it might be worth noting that (in general) females tend to be bigger chewers than males. My two males love soft balsa wood and also yucca, though they’ve barely made any impact on any of their pine wooden block toys.

Zooming in on that cage, it appears to be unpainted very pale wood. If that is the case, and the surface colour is the same colour throughout, then even if you do get some chewing, it hopefully won’t be as obvious as if the surface were coloured.
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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice Chew toys should help distract them from the wood frame of the cage. If it doesn't, however, be ready to invest in a metal cage

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Thank you for the advice everyone. I've been obsessively reading and watching Youtube videos for a few months now trying to learn as much as I can. Fortunately a few things have lined up nicely such as I already don't cook with non-stick (carbon steel!) and it looks like budgies eat many of the fresh foods I do already (leafy greens, sweet potatoes, berries, etc).

So far the major hurdle has been figuring out which specific things to purchase (pellet mixes, etc) since most of what is recommended isn't available here, and what is available here has no third party or user reviews to verify manufacturer claims.

I also found a cage my partner and I like much better, but while they sell it in two neighboring countries we can't order it here! Maybe we can find a friend to accept delivery and take a drive to go pick it up

Thanks again!
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