When you choose a budgie cage, you need to know the size of the parakeet and to consider that he needs more space to grow up. The more space the better and the budgie will feel more comfortable. The budgie parakeet cages must allow them to spread their wings without hitting the bars and to jump easily from one perch to another. This is where they will spend their whole lives, and in order to have a happy parakeet you must assure him the desired comfort.
The budgie cages size and stands
A comfortable budgerigar cage is about 31.5 inches long, 21.7 – 25.6 inches wide and 23.6 – 25.6 inches high. From the cage he should not miss toys, branches, or bars. If you have two or more parakeets, you need a larger cage or a loft in order to give your budgie a pleasant and healthy life.
Attention! Do not use secondhand cages because they are carriers of germs.
The material from which the budgie parakeet cages are made must be stainless steel and not have sharp parts that could injure the parakeet. Bars should be thin and placed a small enough distance apart so that the budgie cannot be hurt. We recommend that the budgerigar cage not be round, otherwise the parakeet will not feel comfortable which emphasizes the feeling of insecurity. The distance between bars should be between 0.4 – 0.5 inches and horizontal bars are preferred.
The bottom of cage
The bottom of the budgerigar parakeet cage must be removable in order to clean the cage easily. Do not use sand or other materials that the bird can swallow or a disease will appear. The bottom of the cage can be formed by bars and underneath you can put towels that you must change daily. Clean the whole cage once a week with hot water and mild detergent. A budgerigar parakeet should spend 3-4 hours a day outside the cage and have to sleep 12 hours. At night cover the cage with a lightweight and smooth material in order to maintain darkness and to avoid a stressful budgie.
The budgie cage accessories
Budgerigar cages must have at least 3 perches placed at different levels, not too close together to allow comfortable movement for the budgerigar parakeet. Perches must be of wood or other materials of various thicknesses, placed at various heights. These are the most popular for budgies. Use of sandpaper perches is to be avoided because the budgie can hurt. Choose fresh branches that have not been sprayed with insecticides and avoid cherry branches because they are toxic. Hang a bone of sepia, which is a natural source of calcium, on the edge of the cage and do not place food and water bowls under perches.
For water and food use bowls made of stainless steel, hard plastics, or ceramics because these must be cleaned daily. You can put bowls either on the bottom of the budgie cage or near the perches so the budgie can reach the food.
Budgerigar parakeet love to bathe in water because in this way they clean and maintain their feathers. Use a shallow bowl that you fill it with water or you can buy tubs designed for parakeets. Splash the budgie parakeet with water if she does not bathe. Budgies enjoy a new toy, but beware that it not be dismembered into small pieces. Change the toys regularly so that the budgie won’t get bored. Do not crowd the budgerigar cage with too many toys. After washing, dry perches and the accessories very well before reintroducing them into the cage.
Attention! Never add detergents or any other substance in water.
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It should be placed away from the sun, light and air flow. Do not place the cage on the floor or in rooms with temperature variations. An ambient temperature of 20-25 degrees is ideal for budgerigar parakeets.
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