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

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Old 07-05-2018, 01:06 AM
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Default Budgies with Zebrafinches in a very big aviary?

I recently got a very big aviary 180cm x 80cm x 80cm, and I have 2 budgies and 2 zebrafinches that I want to house in it. I read online that budgies and zebrafinches get along well if:
-there is enough space for all birds
-there are no nests/nesting material and any intent to breed the birds

It seems to me like I have the space, and I don't intend to breed them at all, so what do you think? Is 180cm x 80cm x 80cm enough for all 4 birds? I also don't intend to get any more birds too. Help please.

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Old 07-05-2018, 11:24 PM
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Bump. Please help.
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:43 AM
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Hi Ivan,

There is a chance they may happily coexist, but itís still a gamble. They may initially seem to be doing well together but then a bird comes into breeding condition and personalities suddenly change.

Whilst those dimensions sound like a really great space for 4 birds, I honestly feel that the birds would be more content if you could perhaps somehow divide the enclosure into two separate species areas.
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Hi Ivan,

There is a chance they may happily coexist, but itís still a gamble. They may initially seem to be doing well together but then a bird comes into breeding condition and personalities suddenly change.

Whilst those dimensions sound like a really great space for 4 birds, I honestly feel that the birds would be more content if you could perhaps somehow divide the enclosure into two separate species areas.
Can they get into breeding condition without a nest or nesting material? Because there is nothing in the cage that resembles a nest or anything, and I do not intend to put any.
Anyways, I called the store from which I bought the aviary, and turns out there is a missing piece that they forgot to ship with the cage that splits it into 2 cages.

Thanks for your help!
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Yes, once mature, they will come in and out of breeding condition regardless of having nesting areas.

I’ve seen many displays of small bird mixed aviaries before, but I mean aviaries, not large flight cages. Nonetheless, as a beginner, and so many different factors involved whether it will work or not, it’s best to have separate partitioned areas as Julia suggested. I hope you get your missing piece shipped soon. I hate when that happens .
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Thank you both so much.
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As mentioned, these birds can co-exist very well in aviaries. However, having them in a large cage, like you are getting, is a bit more risky as it doesn't provide as much space. You would want to have a back-up cage for if anyone gets aggressive as they go in and out of breeding condition throughout the year.
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