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

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Hello everyone.... so, yesterday as planned, we moved Jamie and Claire to their new cage (aka mansion).

To prep for the move, I moved the new cage into their room on Saturday so they could have a chance to check it out a bit and get used to seeing it.

When I woke them up Sunday morning at 7 am, I started moving their things into the new cage immediately. No breakfast... they were clearly not very happy about this. I made sure the cage doors were almost level and as close to each other as possible. I laid a piece of newspaper on the floor of the cages between the two entrances to create a little bridge to ensure they didn't "drop out" when crossing over. Although my husband assured me they wouldn't, I wasn't taking any chances!

I moved everything into the new cage except for one perch. After an hour or so, I realized that the one perch I left for them in their cage was too far away from the cage doors. They were staying huddled in the back corner and weren't even interested in what was going on in the other cage. So we moved the perch closer to the entrance and waited.. and waited... and waited. They werenít happy and at times were anxiously clinging on to the side of their cage. I was getting really worried and a bit stressed out. When it says to "be patient", that is no joke. Claire was taking all of her cues from Jamie.. if he got closer, she would go too. At times I would sit with them and talk, sing, etc. but at around 2:30 pm I decided to go watch some TV in the other room and just "let them be". At 3 pm I went back to the room and peeked in and low and behold... there were in the new cage snacking on the treat stick. Thank goodness!!

They appear very content and curious about their new digs. They seem to be having fun learning where everything is and even getting to use their wings and fly from perch to perch. Last night they did really well and didn't make a sound after it was lights out and curtain closed. We put 3 swings into the cage to see which ones they preferred. Turns out Claire slept on the little swing on the right and Jamie was sitting beside her when I woke them up this morning. I think they like to be beside each other at night so going to monitor and maybe move the other little swing to the right side so they can swing side by side at night.

I am still working on perfecting their cage setup but here is a picture I snapped yesterday. I have added some toys and plan on replacing all plastic dishes with more stainless bowls but for the moment it's nearly perfect just seeing how happy they are!

Thanks all for the wonderful advice with this process!!!!


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You sure did get them a cage with a lot of room to move around in. Also, it is a safe for birds to not injure themselves type of cage. Some bird cages birds can get their leg caught in the cage bars because they have the ring on one leg. But not on this cage. Bars are all safe. This is no budget cage, you did the best for your 2 birds.
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Their cage looks amazing!
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Wow, what a wonderful cage!

I'm sure they love being so spoiled

The only thing I would suggest is to take out the mirror. Budgies don't need mirrors, as it can lead to aggression and malnourishment if they think the "other budgie" in the mirror is real and try to feed or defend it.
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Excellent choice on a cage! I've had a few of those cages -well built.

I, too, second removing the mirror.
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The cage you bought for Jamie and Claire is great!
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Awesome new flight cage
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How roomy! I bet they love it already! Good job!
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I have read about mirrors and the negative effects they can have but honestly, I have never seen any negative behavior from either of them with regards to the mirrors. There is the small one connected to the little red perch (in the back of the cage) and another one with a small bell on it. They appear to enjoy the mirrors and play with them with their beaks (ring the bell, play with the beads). They aren't obsessive with them either. I'm sure much debate has been had over mirrors, but are they really that bad as long as they don't start acting aggressive or regurgitating, etc?
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We like to err on the side of caution with mirrors, because many people read these threads (including brand new owners). Itís very common for them to cause problems for budgies.

If there is no problem for your birds at this time then fine. Make sure to monitor your birds closely with the mirror toy. Mine have a small plastic pear with a hole in it for them to stick their head in and look in a small mirror inside it. They do so occasionally with no issue.

I used to have a ladder with a mirror which came as a set with other toys, so I put it in and decided to monitor my birds use of it. For a while it was fine, and largely ignored, but one day I started noticing smudge marks on it when Chip started getting a little too interested in it and began to feed it. I then removed it.
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