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GMA

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I was gifted two yellow parakeets with red eyes they had all their wing and tail feathers so I bought a flight cage and then I rescued these two poor babies from a pet store that had their fight wings completely chopped off fortunately they're excellent climbers and they get along well with the two that can fly the two yellows actually try to encourage the others to fly resulting in a couple of drops to the bottom of the cage which worries me but they seem to be fine I want to create as much of a natural habitat for them as possible I'm not trying to domesticate them or do anything like that I just enjoyed them flying around the cage and having a good time my question is should I take the bottom wire out of the cage and just put some grit down there so that they can forage on the bottom of the cage trying to change
 

Sparkles99

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Budgies don’t need grit. :)

I would lower all the perches a bit to discourage budgies from falling.

If you post pictures, we can admire them & help you sex them. Sometimes flock dynamics are impacted by this.
 

Zara

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I would lower all the perches a bit to discourage budgies from falling.
This is a good idea.

You can also set up some rope perches to help the clipped ones get around the cage. I like having a boing (spiral hanging rope) so they can eaily cimb to reach all levels.
 

Scorpi0

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When I first got my budgies and their wings were clipped, I would zip-tie a few ladders together and mount it in a way where they could use it to climb up. They figure it out pretty quickly.
 

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I always cover the grates with paper. For me its easier to clean and the birds dont have to walk around on the wire.
 
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