Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How much does a budgie cost you?

Budgies are among the cheapest pets in the world. Picture (c) that cute site.

How much does it cost you to take care of your budgie? The price for a budgie depends on which part from the world you are from. Where I live in Belgium, they generally cost between 15 and 20 euros. In Norway, the standard price is twice as much (40 euros). The standard price in the U.S. is $20. English budgies and other special budgies cost more. 

What equipment do you need?
  • A medium-sized cage: depending on the quality, anywhere between 5-200 euros (one-time cost)
  • Bird feeders and drinking fountains (one-time cost, below 10 euros)
  • Food basics: quality seed labeled for budgies, together with some fruit and vegetables. Egg food is also good for them. Price: below 10 euros a week.
  • Cuttlebone: around 1 euro a week
  • Mineral block: around 2-3 euros a week
  • Toys: you can make them yourself or buy a few fun toys at the pet store (cheap one-time costs)
  • Old newspaper: one of the best and cheapest cage liners
  • Shell sand for the bottom of the cage: below 10 euros a month
  • Light blanket to cover the cage at night (use one you have at home, you don't need to buy it)
  • Of course, you need to include the costs of going to the vet when your bird gets sick. But that goes for all pets.
As you can see, budgies are among the cheapest and most fun pets in the world. If you are planning to buy a budgie soon, you can also take a look at this handy check list.

Curious about the most expensive pets in the world? Look here!

4 comments:

  1. €60 a month? Really? That's more than I thought o_O

    But if you think that's a problem, you're wrong ;) Bring on the budgies!

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  2. Lol no, it's definitely less. Those are the maximum prices ;)

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  3. What about english? US dollars, I mean. How much would a cage cost? I want budgies SOOO bad!

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    1. I'm not sure... between 80-100 USD? I've never been to the US, you should check with a local pet store :)

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