05-09-2019, 10:28 AM
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If you post full sized, close-up in-focus pictures of each budgies' cere which are taken in natural light (no flash and no direct sunlight) then we can help determine each of their genders.
Please remove any and all nest boxes and anything else that could be used as a nesting site from the cage immediately.
You need to get an additional cage.
All budgie owners should always have a spare cage to use for quarantine, hospitalization and/or travel.
In this instance, I recommend you move the female into a cage of her own and keep her housed there permanently.
I would recommend a cage a minimum of 30" Long by 18" wide by 18" high for one budgie.
You indicate you can't afford another cage which brings up the concern of vet expense.
Be Prepared for Veterinary Expense
Any pet, no matter the cost or whether it was "free", is a living breathing creature.
When a person"adopts" a pet, that individual assumes the responsibility of caring for that animal.
The pet is totally dependent on the owner for everything, including receiving the medical care and attention it deserves if it becomes ill or injured.
Those who believe that the expense of having a pet ends should be only the cost of the pet plus food, housing and toys are leaving out the most important part of the equation.
Giving the animal adequate medical care is integral part of providing it with a safe and loving home.
Diet is ALWAYS a huge part in the health of any animal as is the cleanliness of the animal's housing conditions.
Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.
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Last edited by FaeryBee; 05-14-2019 at 10:39 PM.