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HI, I Just got three Budgies. Because someone gave me a free cage. I've had budgies growing up and when I was newly married in the past. But now I'm proud owner of three new budgies since Saturday. One is 3 months old and two are 6 weeks old. But as I filled up the cage I realised the cage may be beyond repair. The wood is all grey and weathered and the wire looks old and broken in some parts. I planned on replacing the wire when I found the broken bits but now I'm thinking why even keep the wood. MIGHT have bitten off more than I can chew in thinking I could build one but I'm going to try anyway .Also cause I want it to be the right flight size for three.

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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new budgie friends! :)
You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
Even though you are not new to budgies and it's been a while since you've had them, it would be a good idea review the information on the articles and sticky threads located at the top part of each section of the forums.

From your description of the cage, it really doesn't seem suitable for your budgies, and it would be best to get them a more appropriate and safe cage for them to be in. The broken bits of the cage can potentiate escapes and if the wiring is sticking out, it can even harm your budgies if they happen to get stuck or bump hard into the wiring.

You can buy a good flight cage for your budgies without having to worry about which materials to use and having to make everything from scratch.

You can check this section of the forums for all the detailed information on housing: Housing for Budgies - Talk Budgies Forums

Best of luck with everything and feel free to post some pics of your new budgies when you have the time!
 

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If the cage you were given is in as bad a shape as you indicate, it is important you get the budgies into a proper cage as soon as possible. The very minimum size cage for three budgies would be 32" long x18" wide x20" high
Volume = 11,520" cubic inches but bigger is always better as long as you ensure the spacing between the bars is no more than 1/2".

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Welcome to TB :welcome:

I look forward to hearing about your new flock :) you have already been given excellent advice but please feel free to ask any questions along the way also :clearwing 2:
 

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Welcome to the forum. You should have no problem buying a suitable cage with enough space for three budgies. It's great if you want too make one but I'd be concerned about the state of the cage and the potential risks you have with the birds getting injured, escaping or anything else like that.
I had budgies when I was younger and coming back into it twenty years later, I thought I'd be in a great place but there is so much information on budgie care and it was a massive shock to me coming on the forum and learning so much. I have listened to the wonderful advice and read a lot of stickies and am now much happier with my level of knowledge.

Do you know the sex of your budgies yet? I would love to see some pictures of them.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your 3 new friends. It does sound like the cage should be replaced soon. I'm sure you will find a wealth of information here on all budgie topics (cages included). Good luck with your build or new cage choice, which ever route you choose.
 

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:) Greetings congratulations on your new budgies.as some of our wonderful friends have recommended.I would replace the cage when you are able to soon.our stickies here have some links for some really neat cages at a affordable price on some.blessings and hope to see some pictures soon.we're here if you need us.:green pied:
 

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

You've already been given great resources and advice, so I will say congratulations on your new budgies and I'm sure that they will enjoy a new cage :D

Be sure to read through all the links provided to ensure you're up to date on the best budgie care practices that have developed. If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help :thumbsup:

Hope to see you around and we'd also love to meet your trio when you get a chance! :photo:

Cheers! :wave:
 

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Hi and :welcome: to the forum!

I wouldn't bother fixing an old wood and mesh one. An affordable and safe option is a powder coat painted flight cage. Great advice has been given regarding a cage large enough for your new 3. The 32x18" flight cages are the "standard flight cage" size that you can order from most any company online. I have my 2 budgies in a double version of this flight cage with a removable divider. Several companies offer this style as well. Good luck :).
 
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