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

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Hi everyone,

I just joined tonight and I'm looking for advice on cage size. I read the sticky on this but it doesn't really fit my measurements. My cage is 32"W 18"D 18"H. How many budgies could this comfortably fit? Also, can 3 budgies live happily together and what's the best mix?

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Hi welcome to the Fourm, I would not put more than 2 budgies in the cage size you have listed, if you have 3 in it they may feel a bit crowded. It is usually best to keep an even number of birds if you are going to house them together, sometimes with an odd number 2 will become buddies leaving the third one on the side. If you have all of the same gender you will not have to worry about unwanted breeding and possessiveness of a female by a male. I have several flight cages and there are 2 birds in each, in one is a male and female that have been together since they were very young, they are now 7 years old, there is no breeding going on but he is extremely possessive of her, when all the birds are out of their cages he will not allow another male to be next to her, as soon as he sees that happening he swoops in and chases the other male away, luckily he is not combative or fights could happen.
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Thank you Cody Is it better to have 2 females together then, rather than a male and a female?
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If you have two of the same gender you will not have to worry about unwanted breeding. Two birds of the same gender can bond just as well as if you had a male and female. Please know that females can still lay eggs without a male around but they of course will not be fertile. You should not have anything in the cage that might be seen as a nesting site that could be a hormonal trigger such as these little tents that are sold as a place for the bird to sleep, or coconut huts etc.
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Hi there and to the forums!

Cody has given great advice and I agree with her totally. I also would recommend only two budgies of the same gender for the reasons stated above.

Best of luck and let us know how it goes!

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" to ensure you're up to date on the best of budgie care practices. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd be happy to help.

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You've been given excellent advice and I agree totally. Stick with the same gender and don't go more than 2 budgies in the cage you have currently. Additionally, you'll need to get a second cage to have on hand in case you need it as a travel/quarantine or hospitalization cage.

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Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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