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Old 10-13-2016, 03:36 PM
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Should the bedding be high enough for my Budgie to walk along the bottom without having to grasp the cage wiring at the bottom? This may not be the right place to post this thread new to this site!

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Welcome to the forums! You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
If you are new to budgies, the information on the several articles and sticky threads at the top of each section will be extremely useful as you become more acquainted with the species.

What type of bedding are you currently using? In case you don't know, you can use plain newspaper to line the cage's bottom.
As for the grate at the bottom, depending on the cages, the grate can be removed. Even when it's on the cage, budgies can easily walk and adjust to the barring at the bottom since they are familiar with the material and used to climb on the cage's bars.
Still you can line the cage's bottom in order to block your budgie from standing or walking directly onto the wiring if you want to.
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I am using wood pellets currently I am considering using paper towels to fill it to the top though.
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Hi Trent and to Talk Budgies!

You can simply put newspaper or white paper kitchen towels on top of the bottom grate in the budgie's cage. This makes for easy clean-up and allows the budgie to play on the cage floor easily.

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Hi Trent and to the forums!

I agree, there is no need to fill the tray up all the way to the top. The grate is uncomfortable for budgie feet, though, so you can either take it out and simply line the tray with paper, or do as FaeryBee suggested and put the paper directly on the grate

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Welcome Trent, Budgies do not need bedding as such the only time you place a bedding sort of material is into a nesting box for a breeding pair.
The bottom of the cage can have simple newspaper or kitchen paper as advised. I use both depending on the size of the cage. The paper can simply screwed up and burnt, disposed of or placed into a compost bin even. Hope this helps
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