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

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I have a pair of budgies and a large flight cage. I have been planning to get a cockatiel. Can I keep him and the budgies together? p.s The cage is large enough. Or should I just get another pair of budgies?


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I wouldn't keep different species of parrots in the same cage- there is too much of a risk of the cockatiel accidentally hurting the much smaller budgies
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We never recommend putting different species together regardless of your cage size. Although we all hear or see exceptions to the rule, our advice to someone asking is no. Don’t do it.

Budgies should not be housed with another species in a cage. They are not only very small and delicate, but they’re also known to be the more aggressive species.
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Please do not consider getting a cockatiel if you plan to house it with the pair of budgies you have.
It is never recommended to house different species of birds in the same cage.

How large is your cage? Length, Width and Height?

Why do you feel the need to get another pair of budgies if you do not get a cockatiel?

There are many things to take into consideration before getting another bird.

Do you really want another pet?

1. If you decide to get another budgie in the future, please be sure to observe quarantine for the new budgie.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"


2. Introducing the new bird to the current bird

Introducing two birds


3. Flock Dynamics
Flock Dynamics

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4. Where do you plan to get the new bird?

Why buy from an reputable breeder rather than a big box pet store


5. Vet Expense and Housing
Do you have the time, finances, etc to devote to another bird?

Are you ready, willing and able to house the new budgie separately on a permanent basis if it does not get along with your current bird after quarantine?



Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
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I agree that birds should be housed by species. That is best. But besides Budgies, I also like finches and Cockatiels also. As for finches, my friend has 3 finches, the mother, father, and their daughter. I see them a couple times a week.
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Before getting any other birds, please examine your reasons. I encourage you to read all the links in FaeryBeeís post above.

Just one more small bird (let alone a pair), increases your likelihood of vet expense, increased upkeep expenses, more mess to clean, and could very likely cause you to keep the newcomer housed separately, if the existing budgies donít accept a new budgie into their cage, even if it is a large cage. In fact, you will need a separate cage for the quarantine period anyway.

Itís a lot to think about. Anytime we add a new animal, regardless how small, there are significant changes that take place, and some of the changes might make you wish you didnít do it. Just give it a thought first. Then of course, as it has been said above, if you get a cockatiel, it absolutely must be housed separately.
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Thank you for valuable advice. I will definitely rethink my decision to buy a new bird.
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Thank you for valuable advice. I will definitely rethink my decision to buy a new bird.
You’re welcome. Thank you for taking it into consideration. It’s definitely something worth thinking about. If after you examine your reasons, and know the possible consequences, and still want to add another bird, we’re here for you.
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