Getting a Budgie (Shopping List)

LHAquatics

I am getting two budgies. And I just wanted to share what I have for them so far. Here is what I got so far (All these are from Petco):
  • Cage: You & me Flight cage
  • Perch #1: You & Me 8in natural hardwood perch
  • Perch #2: You & Me 3/4in natural wood fir perch
  • Food: ZuPreem Natural with Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids Medium Bird Food
  • Toy #1: Caitec Paradise Wooden Pineapple Hanging Bird Toy
  • Toy #2: You & Me Wood Bird Swing, Medium
  • Toy #3 You & Me Jingle Lattice Balls Noisemaking Bird Toy, Small
  • Toy #4: You & Me Bird 7-Step Wood Bird Ladder, 11" L
  • Millet Spray: Healthy Select Spray Millet - 6 Pack, 4oz
  • Cage Cleaner: Nature's Miracle Cage Cleaner for Birds, 24 fl. Oz.
  • Bird Bath: JW Pet Bird Bath in Cage, Medium
  • Cuttlebone: You & Me Orange & Vanilla Flavor Bird Cuttlebones, Pack of 2

This is My first time keeping a budgie (also known as a parakeet), so I would appreciate any tips
 

FishBoy101

Following (I'm also getting a parakeet soon )!
 
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shrimpyay

Congrats on the new pets, picture tax is required once you get them! I'd also love to see pics of your cage as you get it set up and ready to go.

It's been many years since I kept budgies, but here's a few things that stood out to me:

I recommend getting a net to go around the bottom of your cage. They're REALLY messy and one of those nets will save you TONS of time cleaning.

Also regarding mess: Food bowls are a huge source of mess outside the cage. An alternative for the food bowl would be one of those bowls that hangs on the outside of the cage with a plastic "cave" around/over the bowl. The bird would perch at the entrance and then put their head into the bowl cave to eat, thus preventing some of the mess. Make sure to check it often though, as they will remove the casing around the seed and leave that in the bowl (any kind of bowl, actually, not just this specific type) which can sometimes make the bowl look full, but it's actually just seed casings. You'll need to check often and clean that out. There's tons of bowls like this online--search "no-mess bird cage feeder" and you'll get a ton of great results.

They're also voracious chewers of...basically everything. I'd recommend having a handful of "backup" toys sitting aside so you can replace toys that get too damaged. They're also really active minded and appreciate having toys swapped out sometimes even if they're not broken.

Can't wait to see pics of your new bird-friends!!
 
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GlennO

You will find it harder to tame 2 budgies than one. A single budgie will bond with its owner whereas 2 budgies will bond with each other and pay less attention to humans. Unlike canaries not all budgies like to bathe in a dish of water. They do enjoy playing and rolling around in wet grass. I used to mist mine occasionally with a spray mister.
 
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Dawn Michele

Hello. I have 2 Budgies. Sky & Angel.They are so much fun.
 
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LHAquatics

Thanks for the tips, but I'm not getting them any more
 
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AquaDaBetta

I am getting two budgies. And I just wanted to share what I have for them so far. Here is what I got so far (All these are from Petco):
  • Cage: You & me Flight cage
  • Perch #1: You & Me 8in natural hardwood perch
  • Perch #2: You & Me 3/4in natural wood fir perch
  • Food: ZuPreem Natural with Vitamins, Minerals & Amino Acids Medium Bird Food
  • Toy #1: Caitec Paradise Wooden Pineapple Hanging Bird Toy
  • Toy #2: You & Me Wood Bird Swing, Medium
  • Toy #3 You & Me Jingle Lattice Balls Noisemaking Bird Toy, Small
  • Toy #4: You & Me Bird 7-Step Wood Bird Ladder, 11" L
  • Millet Spray: Healthy Select Spray Millet - 6 Pack, 4oz
  • Cage Cleaner: Nature's Miracle Cage Cleaner for Birds, 24 fl. Oz.
  • Bird Bath: JW Pet Bird Bath in Cage, Medium
  • Cuttlebone: You & Me Orange & Vanilla Flavor Bird Cuttlebones, Pack of 2

This is My first time keeping a budgie (also known as a parakeet), so I would appreciate any tips
Bro this is Fishlore
Anyway you should only keep one, but since you have two it's okay
Take your time on taming them
 
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