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    Caring for Budgies

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Budgies make excellent pets and are very popular amongst people of all ages due to their relatively easy care and friendly nature. Budgies are members of the parrot family and are known for their ability to talk and their intelligence. A budgie is the ideal pet for someone who doesn’t have much space. Read on to find out more about budgie care. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Providing Budgie Care

    • The first thing to do once you have decided you want to buy a budgie for sale is to find the correct cage. This is a vital part of budgie care and the cage needs to be at least 20”Wx12”Hx12”D although more is a good idea for caring for budgies. The spacing of the bars for a budgie cage should be no larger than ½” to prevent the budgie escaping or injuring itself. If you intend to start breeding budgies or at least keeping more than one, the cage obviously needs to be a lot larger.
    • All budgie cages should have wooden perches in them, preferably of different sizes so that budgies can exercise their feet. Essential bird accessories when it comes to providing budgie care include a feeder, waterer, cuttle bone and a mineral block as well as the budgie food. Budgies are very intelligent and need mental stimulation, especially if they are on their own so buy some toys as well.
    • The next thing to do is buy the budgie itself. If you want to start breeding budgies, you will obviously need a male and a female. When buying a budgie for sale, buy the one that seems friendliest and as an extra bonus, is finger trained.
    • It goes without saying that an essential part of daily budgie care is to feed it and provide it with plenty of water. Fresh fruit or vegetable in the cage is an excellent treat alongside the refular budgie food.
    • If you want a budgie that is friendly, take some time and provide some daily budgie care in the form of talking to him and spending time with him. Budgies are very friendly birds and the more you do this, the more the budgie will respond.
    • The budgie cage will need to be cleaned out at least once a week. Lining the budgie cage with newspaper will make it easier to clean. Don’t forget to clean the budgies’ feeder and waterer at the same time. The budgie cage should be kept in a room that is free from drafts and away from noticeable heat changes such as radiators or air conditioning vents.
    • If you intend to start breeding budgies, you may want to read our article about breeding budgies for more information.
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