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Question:

September 5, 2019

Budgie cage


What is the minimum cage size for a single budgie which is out of the cage for one or two hours a day. Is 19×14×22(lenght×depth×height) inches too big for a single budgie which can fly out of the cage for 1 or 2 hours a day.


Answer:

Hi Beyza,

That cage would be a minimum size for a budgie, mainly because 14 inches is a bit narrow for a cage. The length or width and depth of a cage is more important than the height. Birds fly back and forth and not straight up or down. A 20 X 20 X 20 cage is a good size. Birds need room for toys to play with as well as perches to move around on. And room to fly if the bird’s wings are not clipped. You see budgies in smaller cages, but they will get more exercise and as a result be happier and have a longer life span with a larger cage.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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