Looking after Budgies Guide
Budgies can be excellent pet birds that are very chirpy, happy and friendly. One of the best things about budgerigars is that they are really easy to care for. Budgies are also very good for people who have smaller houses or apartments. Keeping a budgerigar is a good way to learn the basics of bird keeping before moving on to other birds. To find out more about caring for a budgie, read this article.
Caring For a Budgerigar
- The first thing you need to do before you start caring for budgies is to buy a suitable budgie cage. Budgie cages need to be large enough to allow a budgerigar plenty of movement and space. Our guide for Buying Budgie Cages will be helpful here.
- When caring for budgies, you need to ensure that their cage has plenty of different sized perches so that they can exercise their feet and legs. Wooden perches are cheap and effective for a budgerigar. A budgerigar’s cage will also require a feeder, waterer, mineral block, cuttle bone and a mineral block. Budgies are very playful and active birds so toys are always a good idea.
- It is now time to go and shop for the budgerigar and there are a number of places you can look. Buying a budgie that is finger trained is a good idea but you should at least look for a budgerigar that is friendly. You can search for budgies for sale here on Bird Trader.
- Budgerigars need food and water daily and they are completely dependent on you for their care. Caring for budgies is a good way to learn the basics and it is always a good idea to put some fresh fruit or vegetable in the budgie cage as a treat.
- Part of caring for budgies is providing them with emotional care. Budgerigars are very social animals and love human interaction. Talking to your budgie regularly may even mean he starts to repeat your words. Budgies can be trained to be quiet by placing a sheet over the cage at night.
- The budgerigar’s cage needs to be cleaned at least weekly and the food and water changed daily. Putting newspaper at the bottom of the budgie cage will make cleaning easier. The budgie cage needs to be kept somewhere that is free from drafts and drastic heat changes such as radiators or vents.