Budgie Bird Cage Buyer's Guide
How to Pick the Perfect Budgie Bird Cage
|The Budgie (also called Parakeet) is one of the smallest members of the parrot family and highly rated for their ability to talk. They are smart, affectionate and beautiful birds that have become one of the most loved pet parrots.
Understanding the Budgies Parrot
Budgies (also called Parakeet) are extremely active birds that get exercise by moving around their cage. They enjoy a high level of human interaction, toys, wide variety of activities, and interactions with other parakeets. Most pet owners purchase more than one budgie so they can keep each other entertained.
Many do not realize that budgies, like African Greys, are one of the top talking birds in the parrot species. In 1995, Puck (a budgie from Sonoma California) was recorded in the Guinness book as the parrot with the largest vocabulary after mimicking 1728 words.
They come in a variety of colors and are relatively easy to care for as compared to their larger cousins like the Cockatoo and Macaw parrots.
Picking the Perfect Budgie Bird Cage
Good budgie bird cages can be somewhat difficult to find. Too often retailers assume budgie owners want only small table top cages. The type you buy from a department store. However, these birds get their exercise by flying so a bird cage that allows them to fly freely is best.
Most experts will advise you to select the largest cage you can. At a minimum, look for bird cage that is 18” wide, 18” deep, and 24” high (or larger). If you are able, consider a larger cage especially when accommodating multiple birds it is a plus.
Budgie are small birds so bar spacing is extremely important. Bar spacing that is too wide is dangerous for budgies. Look for cages with bar spacing that is no greater than ½” in size.
Finally equip your cage with a variety of perches (size and placement) and a wide variety of chew toys and soft wood products, creating a home environment that keeps them busy and entertained.
Some features to consider:
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Tips for a Budgie Bird Cage
- Budgie get exercise flying, so room to flight room is important.
- Bar spacing is important for Budgie and all small birds. Look for cages that has bar spacing no more than 1/2 inch in size.
- A variety of perches helps promote foot strength.
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