In this article we’re going to talk about if you should let your budgie free
Should you keep your budgies inside the cage all the time?
Is it safe to let them out and fly around the house?
If so, how long should you let your little birdie out of the cage
These questions will all be answered in this article
Let’s get started!
Should You Let Your Budgie Out Of The Cage?
Yes of course!
Budgies need some out of cage time
It’s good for them
Because they get to be free and roam around
When your budgie is flying about in an open area it gives your little birdie some much needed exercise
They get to spread their wings and fly about which keeps them healthy
If your budgie is in their cage all day they don’t get to do this regardless of how large the bird cage is
Budgies that get to be out of the cage and fly about will be more happier
A happy budgie is a healthy budgie
Another thing to mention is you get to spend some quality time with your budgie when they are out of the cage
You can carry them on your finger or maybe let them sit on your shoulder
You could also let them eat with you
This will create an amazing bond between the two of you
A question that might come to mind is
Is It Dangerous To Let My Budgie Roam Around The House?
It can be dangerous
But here’s the good news
You can take the necessary precautions to ensure it’s safe for your budgie to fly about
Here’s what you should do before allowing your budgie out of the cage
- Make sure all the doors and windows are closed. You don’t want your little birdie to fly out of the house!
- Turn off ceiling fans
- Turn off stoves
- Open pots of hot food should be covered
What you should do is, get into a routine where you allow your budgie out of the cage
That way you will get into the habit of making sure everything is safe around the house
Never let your budgie out of the cage if you’re not there
Always make sure you are supervising your budgie or someone is there with them
If it’s your budgies first time out of their cage then don’t just let them roam around the house
Start off small by allowing them out in a small room
That way they can get used to flying about and knowing where the walls are or the doors and windows
Your budgie might fly into the wall so just be careful of this
I go into more detail in my article – Do budgies fly into walls?
What if you have a untamed budgie?
Should you let them out?
Let’s find out
Should I Let My Untamed Budgie Out?
Of course you can
Many budgie parents allow their untamed budgies out of their cage
They don’t necessarily need to be tamed
It might be difficult to put them back in but they’ll get used to it for sure
It can take a long time but it will get easier once they know they have to go back in their cage
I actually have written an article on this too which you can check out
Okay so that we know a budgie should be let free out of their cage
Let’s look at how often you should give your budgie out of cage time
How Often Should You Let a Budgie Out?
You should let them your birdies out of the cage when you’re at home so you are there to keep an eye on them
Or someone should be there
It doesn’t matter how long they are out of their cage for
What you should focus on is the quality time you spend with your budgies
How much exercise are they getting
If they are happy being out of the cage then maybe 2 – 3 hours a day
It depends on you and your situation
I think when they are roaming around the house, it’s a good time to play with them and give them your attention
You could maybe put perches up on the walls or small ladders in places so your budgie can sit on high perches and enjoy the view
Should You Let Your Budgie Outside?
This is a big no!
Don’t ever let your budgie out of the house
They could just fly away and not come back again
And you don’t know what could happen when they have escaped
There’s a very unlikely chance they will come back
Looking for them will be difficult too and very stressful
It’s best to keep your birds at home where it’s safe
Have a large bird cage so they have plenty of room in the cage to play about
This also allows you to add a variety of toys so they don’t get bored with the same toys
You can check out my article – Best large cage for budgies
Here’s some other related articles which you may be interested in
Your budgie should definitely be let free and have some out of cage time
This is very good for them because they get to exercise and fly their wings
It keeps them healthy and happy too
Also, it’s a great time for you to spend some quality time with your parakeet
But do remember, when you do let them out, it is safe to do so
You have made sure there’s nothing dangerous in the house, make sure the windows and doors are all closed
Even if your budgie is untamed, it doesn’t matter
Let them out and fly about
Yes, it may take longer to get them back in their cage
But they will get used to it
You just need time and patience for this