Caging - size

by Michelle
(Quincy, MA)

Do I have to worry about the size or quality of my Parakeet's cage if I will be home most of the time, and the bird is able to fly freely around my bedroom?

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Feb 24, 2012
Cage size is important
by: The Avian Vet

Yes, you should be concerned. I recommend that a budgie live in a minimum size 18 x 18; and larger is even better, provided the cage is set up properly. There is a chapter on this video that will help you set up your cage. - Expert Companion Bird Care Vol. 1 - AS75516

He needs the space because that is where he is going to be most of the time. He should be in there when you are away and at night. This generally means 18-20 hours a day in the cage. Birds need a cage to feel safe and secure and have place of their own.

Dr B

Feb 24, 2012
by: John Fahlsing

When I first got "Baby" I used to put him in the cage then off to work, I let him out when I'm home. Now, I only put him in cage when it's time for us to sleep. I think it worked best this way, of course, his two favorite perches, by the door, high, and over my desk, I leave newspaper so he can poop which he will, so far so good. If your room is safe from people during your absence then go for it. No fans, no electric cords or anything unsafe that will draw their attention to them, get the idea. It's as safe as you want it to be.

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