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First introductions

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So, when Pedro moved in he lived in the big new cage and Joepie stayed in the cage he came in. They are going to move in together when they are used to each other. First, let’s see how Joepie responds to him. He has been living alone for a long time – my friend had him for about 1,5 years and she bought him in a pet shop.


When Pedro started chirping, Joepie’s whole demeanor changed. He was very alert and started looking where that sound came from. It was very cute to see.



You look just like me!






Hagen Vision Cage – Review

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February 2011

Since Joepie is getting a budgie of his own, they are going to need a bigger cage.

When introducing a new budgie, the best thing to do is put him in a separate cage, next to the other(s) and slowly let them get used to each other. Before picking up the new budgie, everything has to be in order, so I’ve ordered the cage.

I have decided to get the Hagen Vision II Model M02. It has a size of  L 61 x W 38 x H 88 cm.

I have ordered it at a website I can really recommend. The prices are reasonable and they have loads of stuff for all kinds of pets.

The box arrives and it is huge!

Unfortunately I did not take pictures of the box and what was inside, but what I can say is, this cage is very easy to put together.

Just 2 comments

  • the cage includes plastic perches, those can go in the bin
  • the cage has some kind of grid for the bottom. I have no idea what the purpose of this thing is, but since the budgies have to go to the bottom to eat (that’s where the feeding bowls are) I can’t imagine that grid being very comfy to walk on for them, so that also goes in the bin

Other than that, I’m very content with this cage. It has 2×2 doors, when opened to the inside they stay horizontal so that the budgies can land/sit on them.

The feeding bowls can be taken out easily from the outside with a door on either side.

Play Time

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Here’s Joepie showing his toys who’s boss!

Soon he started really liking the bell he’s head butting here. He was kissing it and regurgitate seeds on/for it.

He clearly saw the bell as a friend, which made me so sad. It really is time for him to have his own budgie to play with!


Don’t leave me!

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Joepie does not like being on his own, clearly.
He follows me everywhere!

Getting to know each other

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I love apple!!

Hello lady,
Can I get some more apple?

Joepie can’t fly and this photo clearly shows his wings cross.




Starting Project Joepie

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The first thing I wanted to change for Joepie were his living conditions. His cage looks a bit boring, and since he can not fly, he has to be able to entertain himself and get exercise some other way.

I want him to have a bigger cage but

  1. he has just moved to a new house with new people, so his cage is the only familiar thing he has
  2. I want to get him a friend in the near future – when introducing a new budgie, keep them in separate cages for the first period. That way they can get to know each other without too much stress. So the new budgie can move into the new cage right away while Joepie lives in his own cage for a bit longer.

So no new cage for Joepie yet.

On the website where I found the most information and where I also joined the online forum, I found a page with cool budgie trees. It got me all inspired, so I got my boyfriend to come with me to the woods and find a good branch to make one ourselves.

This was the end results. Joepie looks happy with it!

I also found a cool climbing toy for him in the pet shop. By the way, pet shops are now my favorite shops. When we are in a new city and see one, I always have to nip in.

So that’s stage 1 complete!