Georgia P. asks:
Is it absolutely necessary that my budgies be let out of the cage?
One got out twice and was out 3 hrs refusing to get near his cage.
Finally, I had to catch him and put him back.
Did everything to get him back in…treats, toys.
They are healthy, eat like little pigs, jabber all day, take baths.
So is it that important for them to be out?
I really love my guys!
The cage is 40″ high by 22″ wide by 20″ deep.
Any help would be appreciated.
No, your budgies can live just fine within a roomy cage.
If they are not interested in you or another human for companionship, they likely would be more than happy to live in their own little protected world.
Your cage is 22″ wide x 20″ deep?
If so, 2-4 budgies should be comfortable there. Any more and it could be crowded.
I would recommend that you install a light directly over the cage set on a timer 12 hours on and 12 hours off.
The light will encourage your birds to return to their cage if let out.
The light also helps keep their hormone levels even so they don’t mate or lay eggs which can result in bickering and other health issues.
You can read the articles we have on this topic in our blog.
BTW – We use a butterfly net
Best of luck