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I am new to this forum, and sadly my first post is a sad one.
I had 3 budgies, free flying all day, only go into the cage to sleep.
I bought it before realising I needed one wider that taller.
It has an opening roof which you can place a perch into, this also keeps the roof open.
I must have not placed the perch in properly, and one of my birds knocked it out of place, so the roof closed onto him, trapping him on the neck. He died instantly.
I have now altered the cage so the roof cannot close on it's own. I have bent the wires so it falls fully open, and no perch.
I just wanted to share this so anyone with a similar cage can be forewarned.
Pics attached of the cage I bought and how I changed the roof.
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I'm very sorry for the loss of your budgie.

I have several suggestions for you with regard to your cage.

It is not recommended to have mirrors in your bird's cage as interacting with the mirror can contribute to your budgie becoming aggressive and/or territorial.
Additionally, some budgies will begin regurgitating to the mirror to the point where they actually become malnourished. You would be better off to give him shredding toys instead.

I recommend you remove the wooden dowel perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
Pressure Sores
The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:
Essentials for a Great Cage

I would suggest you carefully read the link above Essentials for a Great Cage to ensure you have everything necessary for the health and well-being of your budgies.

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