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Old 02-01-2018, 06:18 PM
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Question Is this location suited for a budgie cage?

Dear Budgie fans,

I am considering adding a new friend to the household. One of the problems I'm facing is space. I don't have a lot of it in my room. Since I am still going to school, I will not be able to be home for quite some time and therefore I want to have two budgies so that they can keep each other company whilst I'm away.
The only place I have in the room that would be plenty, is under my bed (which is at least 60 cm/24 inches high), but that would mean I would have to put it on the floor, since I won't be able to put a table under it.

So, as the title suggest, I am wondering if this location is fine or not, since I have not seen or heard about a cage being placed on the floor before.
The temperature there is quite consistent and there is a lot of light, but not direct sunlight.

I will certainly get them out of the cage daily and have them roam in the room so they can have more space, but they would spend most of there time in the cage.

These will be my first birds ever and I intent to take good care of them.

Thank you in advance for any advice that you could give,
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:50 PM
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No under the bed is not a good idea. For one this area collects a lot of dust, and two it will stress the birds out being on the floor. How much time will you have to spend with your birds each day? Is there anywhere else in your house that you would have space for a cage? The minimum cage size for two budgies is 30 x 18 x 18 inches
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:55 PM
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Keeping your bird's cage on the floor under your bed is definitely not acceptable.
Budgies need light and open air space around their cage.
Subjecting any bird to the dark confined space under a bed would be extremely stressful for them emotionally.
If there is no other place in your room where the cage could be located (such as on top of a chest of drawers or on a very sturdy shelf) then I recommend you wait to get budgies until you are in a different location/environment which is more conducive to housing them.

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I figured as much.

In that case I will consider another room in the house.

Here are pictures of the place I mentioned earlier with a plastic card for scale. As a reference.

Thank you again for your advice. I will keep doing some research in the meantime.
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Hi Aron and to the forums!

I completely agree with FaeryBee. You should not put them under your bed! Budgies love to be high up (so on a table would be good!) and should have plenty of light (but not direct sun).

Meanwhile, you've come to the very best place to continue your budgie research! Be sure to read through the links provided above, which include the forum's many articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subforum for easy reference) to ensure you have all the right information to care for any budgie you may get.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help

Keep us posted on how things go!

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Choosing a different location to place the cage will definitely be advisable and spending time researching as much as possible before bringing budgies into your heart and home is always best.
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Remember, it is not just your life you are effecting with the choices you make; any decision, whether for your convenience/ease/enjoyment, is going to be their life in which they have no choice whatsoever.
It is better to take twice as long as you wanted and ensure your budgies will be happy (or not get budgies at all if it won't be a good living situation for them) than to get budgies and not be prepared to give them the very best life possible.

I hope reading all the stickies helps. Good luck
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I have managed to get rid of a lot stuff on a desk to make space for a cage. It is about 70 cm x 45 cm (28 inches x 18 inches) and there is more than enough room vertically. It is next to a window but not directly in front of it and it is about 80 cm (32 inches) off the ground.
I'll make sure not to open the window if it is a lot colder outside than inside, to prevent having the birds in a cold draft.

I presume this place is a lot better but is there anything else I should be worried about?

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It's a huge amount of fun working at a desk with budgies right there! Though a tad distracting.

Are you living at home or away while you are at school? If away, what will happen when you go home? Will you be able to take the budgies with you easily?

Another piece of advice: take the time to find an avian vet before you get budgies and make sure you have an emergency fund to pay for potential vet bills.
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The advice Leah offered is EXCELLENT!

I'm interested in your answers to her questions as well.
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