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Hello, We just adopted two buddies, a male, and a female they are two years old. We transported them in their cage and would like to upgrade them to a larger cage. They have had very little contact with people. How long should we wait before making the change? Any advice would be appreciated...thank you.
 

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Do you already have the larger cage?
If so, what are the dimensions Length, Width and Height.
The bigger the cage you can provide for your budgies, the better off they will be.
Ensure the space between the bars is no more than 1/2".
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If the small cage they are in, will fit into the large cage, then put it inside the large cage on the floor and open all the doors of the small cage.
If not,
When you are ready to move them into the new cage, you can do so using the following instructions.
I would move them into the large cage as soon as possible. That will allow them to adapt to the new cage while they are settling into their new environment.


To make it less stressful for your budgies, take everything out of their current cage except for one perch.
Set up the new cage and include a treat, such as some millet.
Put the two cages side by side with the doors open and facing one another.
Stand back and let the budgies move of their own accord. This may take some time, but when they get hungry or thirsty they'll move over into the new cage to eat and drink.

Budgies need a minimum of two weeks to settle into their new home and you should not be trying to touch or tame them at this time. They are often submissive initially because they are terrified.
You can cover the top and three sides of the cage to help them feel more secure. Play music or the TV for them when you are not around during the day.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to trust you and it takes a great deal of time and patience on your part.
You should never grab your budgies or force them to be touched.
To bond with your budgie, you need to build their trust in you.
They will have to learn over time that you will not hurt them, grab them and try to force them to allow you to hold them.


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The new cage is 31 x 20.5 x 53 inches. We had our Lady Gouldian Finches in this cage. Thank you for all of the information.
 

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That will be a great cage for them!!

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your new budgies once they are all settled into their new cage and comfortable enough to have their pictures taken.
What are their names?
 

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Hello and welcome to the forums!

FaeryBee has given you excellent advice and resources!

Meanwhile, you’ve come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Please be sure to have a look around the forums’ many budgie articles and “stickies”, included above, to ensure you’re up to date on everything. If you have questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we’d love to help.

Best wishes!

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