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

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Old 09-15-2018, 10:41 AM
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Hi everyone,

I've been worrying for a while that my cage isn't large enough for my two budgies. It's 26 inches in length, 14 inches in width, and 21.4 inches in height. The cherry on top is that the roof is curved, so that's a bit less space.

What are your opinions on it? They're given time outside of the cage daily, but I just feel like it isn't enough for such active little birdies.

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You’re right in that budgies are definitely active little guys ! So with that, smaller body size doesn’t equate to smaller cage. The biggest one you have room for is always best if possible.

We recommend a cage at least 30" x 18" x 18". When it comes to space, length is always more important than height.

A great option for budgies is the type of cage that is marketed as a “flight cage”. They will have appropriate 1/2” bar spacing, and are usually around 21x30” length and width. https://www.amazon.com/Prevue-Pet-Pr...37970705&psc=1 Here is an example of a standard flight cage. Several brands make a similar cage.

Your budgies are probably used to their cage, so aren’t “suffering” if they’re getting along well, but keep in mind to upgrade soon as you can.
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Thank you, RavensGryf!

I found the Prevue F070 cage: it's 37 1/2 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 40 1/2 inches tall. Excluding the stand, I think it's 20 1/2 inches tall. If I zip tie the spring loaded doors shut and don't use the divider, would this be a good cage?

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Do you have a pic? It sounds good. Yes, zip tie any spring loaded doors shut .
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Sorry, I don't have a picture.
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The F070 is actually a breeder cage with a divider in the middle. A better option I think would be what RavensGryf suggested or check out the Prevue F040 or F050 unless you are looking for something with a divider.
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The F070 is actually a breeder cage with a divider in the middle. A better option I think would be what RavensGryf suggested or check out the Prevue F040 or F050 unless you are looking for something with a divider.
The divider for the F070 is removable, so they'd be getting the full space. I'll check out the F040 and F050 as well, though. Thank you!
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I have both the F040 and F050 cages.

I highly recommend the F050 cage and plan to replace both my F040s with the larger cages in the future.
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You're very welcome.
We'd love for you to post a picture of your new cage in this thread once you have it home and all set up!
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