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Old 03-20-2015, 07:26 AM
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So my Alfie who I had first always seems to be getting agro with my other bird and younger bird bambi. If bambi hops on the swing Alfie with go mad at her/him, if I try and do bonding time with bambi who is not hand friendly, will land on me if alfie does but I cant get her/him to step up to my hand. My question is whether this is normal behaviour? should I maybe separate them into different inclosures? I feel bad for bambi. Is it just a matter of time and patience maybe.

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Hi what sex is your older budgie ? Is your cage big enough for two budgies to live in comfortably, you could try having two swings so they have one each.
When you are working with Bambi leave Alfie in the cage so he can't interfere.
Also as it was Alfie's cage to start off then he will be territorial about it and the things inside it.
You need to take everything out and clean it, then place the toys and swings back in a different place then put Bambi in the cage first so Alfie isn't the boss. Hope this helps.
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thanks I will look at those suggestions. I think the cage is big enough for two but I will try and post a pic of it. as far as sex I thought alfie was a boy. I keep trying to put up a close up pic of him but am having trouble...
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Cathy gives good advice. If you have a developing bullying problem, the best thing to do is go to 2 of everything at the same height in the cage (2 food dishes, 2 water bottles, 2 swings, etc.) - you want to put the swings and food dishes at the same height if possible because birds can try to form a hierarchy based on how high up they are. For example, your bully budgie could try to only take the higher swing, higher food dish, etc., and end up bullying a bit too much.

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I was told the same thing. My birds don't fight, but I was advised to put all perches at the same level in the cage. That way no one will be king of the cage. Now, when they are on any of the play areas, there is a bit of that budgie "oh, you touched me, you're so annoying" chatter while they find who gets to perch where. But it's never anything that's true fighting. I'm extremely lucky and everyone shares food and water like friends. I think my birds just come from extremely docile parents. Lol
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