Last Updated on July 27, 2022 by Ali Shahid
Having the perfect cage size is essential to your Budgie’s happiness since it will spend most of its life in it. While it is easy to find out the size requirements of a single budgie cage, what size cage for 2 budgies? what would be the cage size for 3 budgies?
In this article, you will learn more about this, as well as other factors, to help you purchase the best cage for your bird. It is critical to provide ample space for budgies to fly, hop, and play in if you want them to be healthy and happy.
A cute cage is not necessarily going to provide a decent home for it. Here are a few minimum sizes that you should be aware of, including their height, width, and length. It is possible to calculate the cage’s volume by multiplying these three factors together.
- For a single budgie cage, the minimum size would be 18x18x18 inches, which translates to 8,336 cubic inches volume (46x46x46cm = 97336 cubic centimeters).
A minimum of two budgies requires a size of 30x18x18inches (77x46x46cm = 162932 cubic cm), which gives a volume of 9,720″ cubic inches.
It’s recommended to keep 3 budgies in a cage that’s at least 32x18x20 inches in size, which makes a volume of 11,520 cubic inches (82x46x51 cm = 201756 cubic cm).
It can be confusing because there is a wide variety of bird cages on the market, many of which are unsuitable for keeping Budgies. To help you make a decision, there are a few basic steps you can follow.
- The first thing you need to make sure is that the cage that you are going to use for your budgie is the right size
- In addition, it must be a safe environment
- A clean environment is essential for budgies, who must be able to live in a healthy home.
- Feed containers and perches are among the things you need to consider.
- A few special toys must also be accommodated.
The first thing you should consider when choosing a cage for a budgie is the size of the cage. The majority of the exercise that budgies get comes from flying, which is why they are very active.
You must save up for a flight cage if your budgie is going to spend the majority of its time in a cage. For a bird that will be out of the cage for a few hours a day, a smaller cage may be appropriate.
It is better to have a cage that is longer horizontally than one that is tall and narrow. They require to fly to maintain physical and mental health. It is important to take into account that cages are often taller than they are wide, so there are not a lot of options for you.
It’s probably because they’re easier to fit into our houses. The cuteness of some cages isn’t an indication that they will provide a good environment for your budgie.
In choosing the right cage for your budgie, safety is one of the most important factors to consider. Budgies may easily escape from cages with too widely spaced bars, as some bird cages are not suitable for these small birds.
For your Budgie’s safety, we recommend buying a cage designed specifically for them. To prevent them from squeezing through – or getting trapped trying to squeeze through – wire cages are best because they are chew-proof.
The bars of the cage should not be more than 1/2 an inch apart. Your Budgie could get injured if the bars converge, so make sure all the bars run parallel and do not place sharp points or edges near them. Also, make sure the cage door opens quickly.
Budgies are intelligent creatures and can learn to open doors quickly. Make sure the door is easy to lock and can be locked quickly if necessary. As a final note, all toxic materials should be kept out of the cage, since Budgies are known for chewing on their toys!
I think the most important thing is that your bird needs perches on which it can sit and sleep and play. There should be a variation in thickness between the soles so that the pressure doesn’t always fall on the same spots on the foot.
Ensure that your budgie’s toenails come into contact with at least one of them, so they will get worn down and need less trimming. Non-poisonous tree branches are my favorite.
The variety of sizes and textures allows the feet to be exercised, and budgies love chewing on them, so they should not be toxic or poisonous.
Feeders are the next item that needs to be purchased. It is recommended that you have three pots, one for seed/sprout mix and one for water, along with one for vegetables and other things.
These are the simple bowl-shaped or font-shaped types that catch seeds at the bottom as they exit the tube. My preference is bowl-type feeders, but I always make sure the budgies have actual seeds available at all times.
Blowing the seed is the most efficient way to do this; the empty husks will drift away. Take a look at the angle between the feeders and the perches to see where they are positioned.
The budgie needs to be able to get to the feed, but at the same time, it shouldn’t be able to poo on the feeder itself.
There is often a misunderstanding among budgie owners regarding where their cage will be kept inside their homes. It’s something to keep in mind before you select a size. It is important that the cage is easy to clean and move.
There need to be several places where food/water bowls, toys, and bedding can be easily removed from the unit. For the cage to be placed successfully, it will have to be in an area that has good ventilation and temperature control.
The cage should also be kept away from direct sunlight in order to prevent a lot of heat build-up. You should also make sure that you do not place the cage in a place where other pets will be easily able to access it.
Putting a budgie cage right next to a hungry cat isn’t going to make much sense, would it? As a last consideration, you should keep in mind that budgies thrive in a social environment.
Make sure that you do not place them in a basement that is out of the way with little or no social interaction.
The bigger the cage, the better it will be for your budgies, so always keep this in mind while purchasing.
It’s not a good idea to adopt a pet if you have a limited amount of time to spare and if you don’t manage responsibility well either.
Ali Shahid is a veterinarian by profession and an animal lover. He loves to give expert opinions about different animals. He has worked in top organization of birds like Bigbird Feed and Poultry Research institute. He loves birds, especially parrots and has great experience in different parrot farms.