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Small cages aren’t always cheap. Just ask Petsmart. Don’t waste your money on small parakeet cages that are terrible for your bird’s health. Go big or don’t get a bird at all.

Budgies are small birds with big spirits. They are energetic and highly active and require a spacious bird cage to fly in all directions. Because budgies fly horizontally, they need flight cages that allow them to stretch their wings.

"The only good cage is an empty cage."

Lawrence Anthony
Before we look at the best bird cages for sale in 2021, there are a few budgie-specific guidelines we have to keep in mind:
Small Cages Equal Sad Faces
Small cages equal sad faces
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Horizontal Flight Cage Allows One Budgie to Dwell Comfortably
  • Price: $41.99
  • Size: 30″ x 18″ x 18″
  • 1/2″ bar spacing
  • 3 doors in front, 1 on the side
  • Removable tray for easy cleaning
  • Comes in one piece that folds into place.
  • May require an additional locking mechanism for escape artists.
High-rise flight cage suitable for two budgies
  • Price: $76.24
  • Size: 26″ x 14″ x 36″
  • 1/2″ bar spacing
  • 2 large doors in the front and 2 small doors for feeder cups
  • Removable tray for easy cleaning.
  • Simple assembly
  • Lightweight yet sturdy enough for budgies.
Wrought Iron Cage With Removable Stand And Safety Lock Houses Up To Four Budgies
  • Price: $124.95
  • Size: 32″ x 18″ x 64″
  • 1/2″ bar spacing
  • 4 feeder doors and one large, lockable front door. Nest box compatible.
  • Removable tray for easy cleaning.
  • Sturdy build. May require zip ties to secure cage to stand.
The only cage of its size with 1/2″ bar spacing. Suits up to six budgies
  • Price: $164.99
  • Size: 31.25″ x 20.5″ x 53.75″
  • 1/2″ bar spacing
  • 2 large front doors.
  • Removable tray for easy cleaning.
  • Somewhat difficult to assemble.
  • Sturdy enough for budgies only.
Extra large flight cage with storage shelf and wheels. Suits up to eight budgies
  • Price: $215.99
  • Size: 37″ x 23″ x 60″
  • 1/2″ bar spacing
  • 2 large front doors, 4 small doors for feeders or nest boxes.
  • Removable tray for easy cleaning.
  • Non-toxic hammertone finish

The bottom line is this:

A lot of bird cages are marketed for budgies, but very few of them are safe and promote healthy lifestyles for our birds.

More often than not they are designed for the approval of human eyes.

Bird cages are not meant to be cute, nor are they meant to frame the “art piece” living inside.

Birds are boisterous, demanding, and messy. They are not art pieces.

The cage must be spacious enough for plentiful foraging toys and natural wood perches while also allowing room for your budgies to fly and explore.

The golden rule of bird cages is this: the quality of time spent inside a cage matters far more than the quantity of time.

Keep this in mind as you choose a cage for your budgie or flock.

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