The Travel Cage Safety Tip You Can’t Forget
The Budgie Academy Blog
by Isabel Frabotta
7M ago
It’s summertime! With warm weather comes travel, trips, and get-togethers. Many owners find themselves needing to transport their budgies during this time of year.  While a good travel cage should simplify the task of transporting your budgie, no cage is 100% foolproof. Unfortunately, many owners lose their birds outdoors when the bottom of their travel cage comes off or the sliding door is knocked open, causing the budgies inside to spook and fly away.  A quick and easy solution is to zip tie your travel cage together. Make sure the caging is securely attached to the base, and ..read more
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How to Quarantine a New Budgie
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by Isabel Frabotta
7M ago
When bringing a new budgie into your flock, it’s critical to plan for a quarantine period before allowing your birds to meet. As discussed in our article on the topic, there are several good reasons to quarantine your incoming budgie. Most importantly, the practice helps safeguard the health of both your current flock and your new arrival. But what exactly does a quarantine entail? What rules should you follow? Our quick checklist below will walk you through the basics of quarantine for a new budgie.   1.) Keep your new bird in a separate room. It’s critical to maintain physical ..read more
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Are Flight Cages Worth the Money?
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by Isabel Frabotta
7M ago
As the term “flight cage” becomes more commonly known and used among parrot owners, more cage companies have begun advertising their products as flight cages. But what exactly is a flight cage? Are they really worth it, and do they make any kind of difference for your bird?   1.) Why would I want a flight cage in the first place? In most cases, as long as a cage is safe, you can’t go wrong with a bigger one. In general, it’s always a good idea to offer your birds the biggest cage you can comfortably afford that passes basic safety checks. It’s typically not possible for a cage to ..read more
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When Do Budgies Breed?
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by Isabel Frabotta
7M ago
There are a lot of myths and misinformation floating around surrounding budgie (and parrot) breeding and what controls or triggers their reproduction. In this article we are going to lay out what are the actual factors that affect budgie reproduction and breeding shown not only by decades of scientific research but also by applying that knowledge in our homes. A Common Theme in Bird Breeding Most birds in the world have a defined yearly breeding season. Chickens are a great example. Every year, at the same time each year, resources become plentiful and create a favorable environment to ..read more
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The Facts on Fully Flighted Budgies
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by Isabel Frabotta
7M ago
When discussions of wing clipping arise, it’s hard to avoid controversy from both people who clip and those who don’t. Scientifically, there are many reasons to keep a bird fully flighted. This issue is discussed at length in our article on wing clipping. However, there’s far more to the wing clipping conversation than “should I” or “shouldn’t I.” An unclipped bird isn’t automatically considered fully flighted! Below, we’ll go over 5 key points about fully flighted budgies that all owners should consider.   1.) Flight requires more than simply being unclipped. Without proper husbandr ..read more
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How To Care For Pet Budgies: A Starter Guide
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by thebudgieacademy
7M ago
Download Your Free Budgie E-book! Wondering if budgies are right for you? Wanting to give your budgie’s a better quality of life? Then this book is right for you!   In this book we cover several foundational topics of budgie care to help you get to your budgie care goals!  This book includes: What Is A Budgie? Are Budgies Right For You? Getting A Budgie Choosing The Right Cage Diet Grooming Behavior Click to Download! The post How To Care For Pet Budgies: A Starter Guide appeared first on The Budgie Academy ..read more
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How Do I Evaluate a New Flock Member?
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by Isabel Frabotta
10M ago
Bringing a new bird into your home always comes with a lot of question marks. Will this bird get along with my existing flock? Do I need to worry about conflict or fighting? Is there a chance the other birds will leave them out? These questions can cause a lot of uncertainty and make it hard to decide if you should adopt a bird or not.   Fear not! The Budgie Academy has tips for evaluating whether your potential new addition could be a good fit in your home. Remember: all birds and flocks are unique, so this evaluation process isn’t set in stone. But by keeping these basic questions in ..read more
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How to Quarantine a New Budgie
The Budgie Academy Blog
by Isabel Frabotta
10M ago
When bringing a new budgie into your flock, it’s critical to plan for a quarantine period before allowing your birds to meet. As discussed in our article on the topic, there are several good reasons to quarantine your incoming budgie. Most importantly, the practice helps safeguard the health of both your current flock and your new arrival. But what exactly does a quarantine entail? What rules should you follow? Our quick checklist below will walk you through the basics of quarantine for a new budgie.   1.) Keep your new bird in a separate room. It’s critical to maintain physical ..read more
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Are Flight Cages Worth the Money?
The Budgie Academy Blog
by Isabel Frabotta
11M ago
As the term “flight cage” becomes more commonly known and used among parrot owners, more cage companies have begun advertising their products as flight cages. But what exactly is a flight cage? Are they really worth it, and do they make any kind of difference for your bird?   1.) Why would I want a flight cage in the first place? In most cases, as long as a cage is safe, you can’t go wrong with a bigger one. In general, it’s always a good idea to offer your birds the biggest cage you can comfortably afford that passes basic safety checks. It’s typically not possible for a cage to ..read more
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When Do Budgies Breed?
The Budgie Academy Blog
by Isabel Frabotta
11M ago
There are a lot of myths and misinformation floating around surrounding budgie (and parrot) breeding and what controls or triggers their reproduction. In this article we are going to lay out what are the actual factors that affect budgie reproduction and breeding shown not only by decades of scientific research but also by applying that knowledge in our homes. A Common Theme in Bird Breeding Most birds in the world have a defined yearly breeding season. Chickens are a great example. Every year, at the same time each year, resources become plentiful and create a favorable environment to ..read more
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