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I just adopted an adorable parakeet named Alfred, but I canít house him with my Lovebird Leona because thatís just an accident waiting to happen. I was looking at breeder cages so that I can house them neatly together but separate. I am also open to two identical cages next to each other. Leona is currently in a 30X30X32 cage which is five foot tall in total height with a play stand on top. Alfred is in a 16X22X24, which has no stand and is just sitting on my dresser. Iím looking for something decently priced, but I am not opposed to any extra cost for quality. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them!

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Congratulations on your new budgie Alfred, since he needs his own home and you want Leona to be in the same type of cage you could always check out the double type flight cages.

When it comes to cages for birds its always best to buy the largest cages possible to assure your bird has room to flap, fly, play jump and move around to be physically active.

These flight cages have lots of room for your budgie to play inside and exercise and should you decide to get another budgie to keep Alfred company you are assured of lots of room for another friend!


The only thing I dislike about double attached cages is you will have to take both birds out of each of their cages and put them in carriers or smaller cages if you might want to take this double cage outside to give it a serious wash with the hose in the summer time.

Its a bit of an inconvenience if you want to do this.


This double cage is only $160






So if you don't like the idea of a double cage that is attached together you can always buy 2 single large flight cages that are identical and place them side by side or apart should you want to. These cages are anywhere from $110.00 and less if you shop around you will find great deals on them everywhere.

They are large and roomy with perfect bar spacing for both your birds, they have dishes perches and a large front door with a good lock. The cages sit on separate stands on wheels which make moving them easy for you to move and hoover under and behind them.



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Thank you for your suggestions I think I might get the two separate cages!
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I would recommend getting two separate cages or stacked cages. Reason I don't recommend a double (horizontally) is because lovebirds are the destroyers of all things toes! I've had lovebirds tear toes off other lovies and other birds through aviary mesh. They can be very territorial, especially when it comes to other species
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Flight cages are great. I had a friend who once had a double flight cage and her issue was she had trouble getting toys/perches in some parts of it because it is so large and hard to reach into and whatnot, just a side note.



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Flight cages are great. I had a friend who once had a double flight cage and her issue was she had trouble getting toys/perches in some parts of it because it is so large and hard to reach into and whatnot, just a side note.

This is true, sometimes I have to have my girlfriend help me set up some toys or perches I want to put on the back wall of the flight cage. There is no easy way to reach in to the back of the cage and be able to reach around the back of the cage to screw things into place so you do need someone to assist on a few things.
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