Hi, I'm thinking about getting a budgie. However, I have a few concerns as to if my home would be a good fit for them. I have two guinea pigs that need to have timothy hay every day. Obviously, I would not house the budgie and guinea pigs together, and I wouldn't feed the budgie hay, but hay particles would still be present in the budgie's environment in relatively large quantities. Would hay cause the budgie to have any bad reactions, hurt its health, etc.?
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We used to have timothy hay in the house as well since we had a hamster-- it never affected my budgie and I don't think it has any averse effects. Since timothy hay is a natural grass, as long as there's not excessive dust lying around (which can be solved by vacuuming), there shouldn't be a problem
I'm glad you're doing plenty of research before bringing a budgie into your heart and home!
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Thank you for doing your research prior to bringing a budgie into your life!
I agree with Star. The presence of the Timothy Hay in the budgie's environment will not be a problem.
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These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.