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    A Guide to Budgie Cages

    ArticleBird AdviceThursday 17 February 2011
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    If you are looking at budgies for sale then you will also want to consider the requirements your budgie’s cage will need to fulfil.

    In this guide to budgie cages you will find help and advice on what to search for when looking at
    cages for sale.

    Material
    Your best bet is to go for a stainless steel bird cage. The benefits of stainless steel are its durability and easiness to clean. Make sure to avoid cages that are constructed from toxic metals such as brass, zinc or lead.

    Size
    Budgies like a bit of exercise so you’ll need to take this into consideration when looking at cages for sale. The general rule of thumb is that the cage should be big enough for your budgie to fly from one side to the other. As budgies tend to fly horizontally more than vertically you may want to look at wider budgie cages rather than taller ones.

    Perches
    Perches of varying length and width are good for keeping your budgies' feet healthy. Wooden or rope perches are a good option.

    Food & Water Supply
    Always place the food and water lower than the perches but never directly below, as this can result in the budgies waste mixing with the food and causing illness. This goes for all methods of dispensing food and water regardless of whether it is by dish or bottle and stands for all pet birds.

    Health & Safety
    Budgie cages should be kept in a room where you spend a lot of time, but not in the kitchen as the fumes created can be harmful to the budgie. Also make sure to keep the cage away from open windows as drafts can cause budgies to become sick.

    Providing your budgie with cuttlebone will help keep its beak nice and trim as well as providing it with plenty of calcium.

    Last but not least, always ensure that the cage doors are well secured as budgies are well known for escaping and going for a roam about the house.

    If you are looking for budgie cages try visiting
    Bird Trader.
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