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

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Default Will it work ? Housing Budgies with Zebra Finches//Cage Sizes

What size cage should i get to house 3 budgies and 3 zebra finches?

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To house three budgies the cage needs to be at a MINIMUM 32x18x20". I would not recommend housing finches and budgies together! Budgies can easily hurt the much more delicate finches with their strong beaks
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It is never recommended to house such different species together in a cage. Budgies (in the parrot family) and finches which are softbills, are too different in temperament, behavior, lifestyle, not to mention the obvious size difference. I’ve seen certain finch species with gentle parrots such as budgies and cockatiels in a larger mixed aviary, but that is a different thing all together than a cage.

Although I have seen people with 3 budgies who live together harmoniously, it is taking a great risk once the birds are mature. When their hormones kick in, two males will have a high chance of fighting over a lone female. Then with two females and one male, the dominant female or the pair can become aggressive to the other one. It’s generally not recommended. I’ve known someone who kept 3 together and it worked out with their individual personalities, but that is not always the norm.

A good size cage that we recommended for one budgie is 18x18x30 inches minimum. 46x46x76 centimeters. For example this: https://express.google.com/product/1...235874_5643243 Of course bigger is even better.

A nice size for 2 budgies, is a standard sized flight cage. The dimensions are around the same at the previous one except it is much taller at about 91cm high. Here is an example of such a flight cage: https://www.houzz.com/product/592187...l-pet-supplies

If you can’t find these items where you live, then just make sure the size is not too small. If you are uncertain, please take a photo and show us .
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My problem is that i have a budgie pair and a zebra pair and the two females(budgie and zebra ) are always together and ignore the males. So thougt of adding a female of each or removing the males.
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I'm confused.
Right now you have a pair of zebra finches in with a pair of budgies - is that correct?

This forum does not recommend housing birds of different species in the same cage.

However if the birds you have are co-habitating successfully at this time, do not add any more birds.

Having three birds of each species is going to result in many problems within your flock, especially since you're already housing birds of two species together.
Any time you have two same species birds of one gender with another bird of the same species of the opposite gender, you are asking for trouble.

For the number of birds you have currently, you should have as large a cage as you can get, ensuring the spacing between the bars is no more than 1/2".

I would recommend you get a cage that is a minimum of 40" Long x 18" Wide x 32" High
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Would a pair of zebras a budgie and a coturnix be fine in 30x18x18 be fine? The budgie has no problems with zebras and they sleep together.
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It is never recommended to keep different species together, especially in a cage that small.
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Farhan youíve asked recently about cage sizes and mixed species:
https://www.talkbudgies.com/housing-b...cage-size.html

I really donít understand what your overall objective is here, but I feel that you need to completely rethink your perspective, concentrate on the welfare of the individual birds and begin to think in terms of quality rather than quantity.
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Here’s the answer: NO.

As JRS has pointed out above, you have already asked a similar question, and received the best answers.

I have only ever seen mixed species like that in an aviary, with non-aggressive species. It is most definitely out of the question to house a budgie, pair of finches, and a quail together in a modest size cage.

Please house all of these species separately. It is not at all natural for them to live in the manner you are planning. Please rethink your plan. All of the species deserve the largest cage that you can possibly find.
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I agree with the posters above. You should NOT put those two species together.
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