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Hi, I am planning at some point in the early new year to adopt a Budgie.... My issue is trying to decide where to place the enclosure. I have 3 choices:

1. Living Room: I find this is of course the most used room being a great room and next to the kitchen but I think it can be a bit chilly at night and I would worry about cooking fumes. I would however have some sort of a perching stand for the day hours.

2. Guest Room: This room is a sitting room normally and guest room at other times. My worry is would this bother the Budgie if someone is sleeping in this room on an occasional basis (no more than 6 or 7 nights a year)... this room is right off the living room.

3. Bedroom: This room is of course not used much during the day but is good in the evenings for sleeping time. Of course they would be let out for several hours of the day and could come to living room for socialization on a regular schedule.


Suggestions or other ideas? Thank you
 

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

It is great that you are planning ahead and thinking everything through carefully before bringing a budgie into your heart and home! :hug:

Whatever room you decide to use, you will need to ensure the room is completely bird safe.
If you were to choose the living room, how often is the front door opened?
How would you ensure the budgie does not escape?
Would the budgie be able to fly from the living room/great room into the kitchen? Do you have a plan for blocking the kitchen off from the great room?
You'll want to ensure the cage is not in an area where it gets drafts of cold air. You will cover the cage at night (top of cage, three sides of cage and 1/3 of the way down the front) and ensure you have a night-light to help prevent night frights.

From the choices you've offered, it sounds as though your bedroom might be the best option as long as you interact with the budgie(s) daily on a regular schedule.

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