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Old 08-15-2020, 04:44 AM
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Hello! My son is desperate for 2 budgies and has saved up for the last 6 months enough money to buy both them and a cage. We have found someone who is selling baby budgies that will be ready to leave their home in around 2 weeks and who has reserved us 2 of them. My son is keen to bond with and tame them but I keep reading that you shouldn’t try and take 2 birds at once which concerns me. I had a read through the stickies but I just wondered if anyone had managed to tame 2 budgies from babies with success?! We are a busy full time working household with 3 kids so I thought 2 budgies would be best for their welfare. I also wondered if someone could help me with cages. We are thinking of a . Vision Bird Cage Model L01 - Large. I just wanted to check that was big enough for 2?. We are leaning toward the longer rather than taller one as I read it’s more important for the cafes to be wide rather than tall?!. Sorry for all the questions we just don’t want to mess it up!!!
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The L01 is ok, many people like that cage because you don't get a lot of seed hulls falling out because the sides at the bottom are solid. Be aware that the cage does not have a pull out try at the bottom so to clean the cage you must remove the cage from the base, some people don't like that feature of it. If you have the space there is a popular flight cage F040, here is a link to what it looks like, https://prevuepet.com/product/164/fl...ge--black-f040, you can find this on various internet sites including Amazon. How old are your kids? It is important that they understand that a budgie is not a pet that they can cuddle and hold and sometimes very young kids don't understand. A budgie will always be a budgies best buddy and there is no guarantee that any one budgie will become hand tame, however since you are getting them from a breeder, depending on how much they have been handled, you may have an easier time than if you got the bird elsewhere. In any case it takes time and a lot of patience, but they are great birds and a lot of fun.
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Ooooh! how fun!

The Vision cage is good at keeping the mess in, especially for new first time owners who aren't really expecting how messy they can be.

Taming two chicks at a time can prove to be a little bit more of a challenge. They will naturally bond to each other. However, it can be done! It will just take a little more time, patience and persistence.

If you're able to have two cages, that would help the situation. That way you can spend time with each bird and build a strong bond with them individually. Once you feel that you have built a good bond, then you can put them together in the same cage.
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Hi and welcome to Talk Budgies!
Thank you for taking the time to read the stickies and budgie articles!
I'd go with the Prevue Hendryx F040 cage if you have the room for it. I have both F040 and F050 cages and, for the money, you can't beat them as far as room for your budgies!
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