Choosing a cage for your Budgies is extremely important. The following are some of the tips for someone searching for a suitable cage for their budgies.
Budgies are extremely active birds. When choosing a cage it is important to ensure that the cage is wide enough for the birds to fly across the cage and exercise themselves.
Place two perches on either ends of the cages for the birds to perch themselves. The perches should be at least an half an inch thick to prevent damage to the budgies’ feet.
The bars of the bars should be spaced not more than 1/2 inch apart. A larger spacing can cause budgies to stick their heads out of the cage with the risk of the head getting trapped between the bars.
There should be a sufficient number of horizontal bars as budgies are avid climbers and love to climb the cage walls.
The cage should ideally be rectangular in shape. Avoid circular cages as they make budgies a bit insecure.
The cage should have a removable tray at the bottom to remove waste and keep the cage clean.
The cage should have doors which can be secured effectively. Budgies are clever birds and will soon find a way to open doors that are not adequately fastened.
Budgies are intelligent and playful creatures. They love to play with toys, bits of paper and whatever they can find. It is good to provide your budgies with toys they can play with. The adage “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” holds true for Budgies too.
Selecting Toys for your Budgies
A wide varieties of toys are available for your budgies. Rings, steps, geometric blocks and a whole lot of designs. Budgies love climbing and toys such as a block of steps provide endless entertainment to budgies. Bells are another great idea. Rings and hoops hung from the ceiling of the budgie cage provide interesting perches.
Beads also make good toys for your birds. Beads can be used individually or strung up into beautiful shapes which can also look decorative.
A mirror placed in the cage also provides entertainment for your budgies
When designing or buying toys for your budgies you must take some precautions.
The toys should not be painted as paint can be toxic.
Do not use metals such as zinc or lead in the toys
Wood if used should be untreated.
Do not use glue.
Toys should not have small holes or cracks/splits in which the feet of the birds can get caught.
Check the toys for sharp edges which can injure the bird.