Can You Keep Two Budgies In One Cage?

In this article you’re going to learn if you can keep two budgies in one cage

You’ll learn if two budgies can stay together

Will they get along?

How big should a bird cage be for 2 budgies

You’ll discover all this in the article

Sound good?

Let’s get started!

Some budgie parents wonder if they can keep two budgies in one cage

It can be a concern

But to be honest with you

Many budgie owners keep more than two budgies in a cage

Some even keep 6 in a cage without any problems

It’s advisable to have more than one budgie


Let me explain

Why You Should Get Your Budgie a Friend

Budgies are very sociable animals a

They love company

Now if they’re alone

They will most likely get bored

And if a budgie gets bored then this is not good for them of course

It could lead to depression

This is unhealthy for a budgie and can lead to other health related problems

Last thing you want is to take constant trips to the vet and your budgie to be poorly

But by giving your budgie a companion will be very beneficial

They can play together

Sing together

Fly about together

It keeps them busy right?

I’m not saying don’t spend time with them if you have two

It’s important to spend quality time with your birds

But when you are not about at least they have each other

This will keep them entertained along with their toys too 

I’m not saying you can’t keep a budgie alone in their cage without any companion

They can still be happy

I actually have written a post about this which you can check out by clicking the link below

Can I keep a single budgie alone in a cage

I go into more detail

But yes, keeping two or more budgies in a cage is a brilliant idea

Related Article – Can budgies live alone?

How Many Budgies Can Live Together

This really depends on the size of the cage

You don’t have to worry about how many can live together because they are very sociable animals

I’m sure budgies would love each other company

So the more you have the better for each budgie

But remember you will have to look after them

If you’re a new budgie owner

I would recommend getting just 2 budgies to start with and see how you get along

Now if you have 2 budgies you need to make sure you have a large enough bird cage

This is very important

A small bird cage will not go well with your budgies

They need space right?

So let’s look at what cage size is best for two budgies

What Cage Size For Two Budgies


There’s not such thing as the right size

It’s better to get a large cage

The bigger the better



With a big large birdcage your bird has more space

They can fly about

Walk about

Have enough space for toys

It gives them a bit of freedom when they’re in the cage

And this space will keep them happy

Because they can fly about

And you can also add plenty of toys to keep them entertained

There are many large cages out there

They’re not cheap!

So you want to make sure you get the correct one

When I say the correct one I mean a cage that will last you long

So the material has to be of the highest quality

I understand it can be a bit overwhelming

Because you don’t know which one to get

But lucky for you I have written a article about the best large cages for budgies

You can check it out by clicking the link below

Best Bird Cages For Budgies

Are Budgies Happy In Cages

Budgies love flying time and being free

This keeps them healthy and happy

But this doesn’t mean they won’t be happy in cages

As long as you have a large enough cage for them to fly around it should be okay

Having a variety of toys in your budgies cage is important too

This will keep them entertained when they are in their cage

You can check out my article – How many toys does my budgie need in it’s bird cage 

You should let them out of the cage as much as you can

Let your budgies fly about in the house

This gives them freedom too right

And it lets them explore

It’s a great way of spending time with your budgies too

Do make sure the windows and doors are closed

You don’t want them flying out of the house

Leave their cage doors open too because they’ll go back in it when they want to sleep or if they want to eat

Great for exercise too where they can spread their wings

The main thing is – flying time keeps your budgies happy and healthy and that is the most important thing

I actually have a in depth written article about this which you can check out by clicking the link below

Are budgies happy in cages 

Wrapping It Up

It’s perfectly fine to keep two budgies in one cage

In fact, you can keep more than two budgies

Some people keep 6!

But it’s very important that the cage is large enough

There are no such exact measurements of how big a bird cage should be

You can be the judge of that

The bigger the cage the better for sure

Don’t forget to check out my article on the best large cage for budgies

Best large cage for budgies 



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