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So basically this;

 

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is the cage in question. The sizing is; depth 45 cm, width 76 cm, height 90 cm.

 

Currently I only have the two birds but as we would like to get more in the future we were wondering how many birds would this house potentially? Please note that this is the image of the cage from where it was advertised and I purchased it, the set up will be very different and that horrible perch is being replaced by natural eucalyptus branches from our yard.

 

I understand that it will rely on the nature of the birds themselves and not to be creating an imbalances in gender (currently I have a hen and cock bird who get along swimmingly so i'm hesitant to alter that but my father also wants birds of his own). We have two other cages but since one was given to us and was designed for rats it may take some altering to be made good for birds and the other is smaller, probably housing two birds at the maximum - better housing only one.

 

The end game will be the complete conversion of our woodshed into a three flight aviary but for now, how many birds could be housed reasonably in this cage? My instincts say four at the max and no more but I'd like to know what you more experienced handlers think about it. Thanks for any and all advice in advance :) xx

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IMO 4 is the max. I would not put more than 2 in that one myself.

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That's what I thought myself. Thanks :)

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They can live in that cage but I always think of the mess they would make followed by the possibility of sickness.

 

Some bird breeders jam em in until the door wont shut.

 

They will be happier and healthier as just one pair and more productive than if there were 2 pair in the cage.

 

Good luck with the shed conversion. When I was living in a unit I was counting the days down until we moved into our own home and had our own aviaries. I had birds in cages everywhere prior to moving.

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That's precisely what I'd thought, we should just get another cage for dad's pair and leave Dany and Edd in this one.

 

Thank you! It's a huge task, a lot of space to deal with but it'll be awesome once it's all done :)

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I agree with the other members.

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Just thought I would point something out while we are on the topic, since other people looking for advice may search this. You wrote:

 

"...the other is smaller, probably housing two birds at the maximum - better housing only one."

 

I always tell people that if a cage is too small for two budgies, then it is also too small for one budgie. Even a single budgie needs space. I feel sorry for birds crammed into shrimpy half-size cages simply because "there is only one bird". Or people put a finch in a tiny cage because it is a tiny bird. Poor finch!

 

I think four birds could be happy in your cage, if they are the right four. But having a backup cage to separate them is a great idea, and keeping them separate altogether is even better. (Especially during the quarantine period.)

 

I think it's great that your father wants birds, too. It's hard to be the only bird lover in a family. :D

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