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    Choosing Budgie Cages

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Any pet bird will need a bird cage and it is important when choosing budgie cages to buy one that is not only big enough but is designed in such a way that you can add things to keep budgie birds mentally stimulated. Budgie birds are members of the parrot family which means that they love to climb, to chew and most importantly, escape. This means that you should put some thought into a budgie cage, read on to find out more. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Finding a Bird Cage

    • The most important part of any bird cage is the size. Some cheaper products that are marked as budgie cages are more suited to even smaller birds like finches. Budgie birds need a cage that is at least 20” wide, 12” deep and 12” high. 
    • Because budgie birds from the parrot family, they love to escape from the bird cage and are very adept at doing so. To prevent budgie birds from escaping, or getting injured doing so, the spacing between the bars of a bird cage should be no more than ½”.
    • Budgie cages need to be made from certain materials as they love to chew and will quickly destroy a bird cage that is made from wood or plastic. It is important not to buy a painted bird cage also. Budgie cages that are powder coated, made from brass or made from stainless steel are the best choice for a bird cage.
    • All budgie cages will need regular cleaning so evaluate the cage for how easy this is to do. Budgie birds have a habit of scattering their food so it is a good idea to avoid buying a budgie cage that has a plastic bottom as these can easily mould and be difficult to clean.
    • Budgie birds, like all birds, like to be kept off the ground so consider buying a budgie cage that has a built in stand. Not only is this a better bird cage for budgie birds but if it has wheels, it is very easy to move the budgie cage from room to room or even outside in the summer.
    • Budgie birds are very smart and a lot of budgie cages have simple unsecured, guillotine style feeding doors which can be a very easy way to escape from the bird cage. Budgie birds generally can’t open most latches on budgie cages but any unsecured doors will need a latch to prevent escape from the bird cage.
    • Flight cages are much bigger versions of budgie cages and this type of budgie cage allows much more room, which budgie birds obviously appreciate. If possible, buy a bird cage that has horizontal slats as budgie birds love to climb.
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