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    Building Budgie Cages

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    It is possible to build a bird cage from scratch and provided it is good enough quality, there is no reason why a home made budgie cage need not be just as good as budgie cages bought from a shop. Home made budgie cages also have the advantage of being custom designed, meaning you can build a bird cage that is exactly as you want it. Read on to find out how to build a bird cage. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    How to Build a Bird Cage

    • Budgies, like all birds are flock animals and they love having the space to fly around in budgie cages and love the company of their own kind. The first thing you need to consider when you are building a budgie cage, whether it is indoors or outdoors, is what type of flooring you will use. Ceramic tiles are the best to use when you build a bird cage, lino is also very goof flooring for budgie cages. For outdoor budgie cages, concrete is good, as is a thick layer of large gravel.
    • You will need to make a frame for your budgie cage and this will need to be either PVC or metal covered wood, preferably the latter. If you build a bird cage out of metal covered wood, it will be stronger and will prevent the budgie from chewing the wood. Budgies love to climb so strength of the wire is vital when you build a bird cage, as extra bracing if necessary.
    • Budgie cages need a fairly heavy gauge wire to prevent them from chewing through it or bending it when they climb on it. The wire used on a budge cage must have spacing no larger than ½”. Powder coated steel wire is by far the best to use when you build a bird cage. These are certain not to poison the budgies, which are known for chewing and testing their budgie cages.
    • A budgie cage will need perches and natural wood perches from a pet store are the best because a lot of common woods are poisonous to budgies and you can make sure that you build a bird cage that is safe. You need to wash and age any wood perches before you put them in the budgie cage.
    • When you build a bird cage, you need to design it with space for toys and plan out some sort of layout. Budgies are intelligent animals that need to be kept stimulated with plenty of budgie cage accessories, especially if they don’t have a companion in their budgie cage.
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