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Old 06-24-2015, 03:19 AM
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I have 2 female and 2 male birds.Right now, for them its breeding season which i do not want. Every morning at 5 am the elderly female just attacks and chases the other female budgie in the cage. She just wakes up at 5 am and starts attacking instantly the other female budgie. The other cant fight back because she comes in such a suprisse. Blood has been shed 2 times and if i try to make her come to my finger, she just bites me. She just wont let the other female budgie in the cage. So i cant stand waking up at 5 am and letting them out to squeak. She would always catch her in the cage and... she tries to kill the other bird.
I have no cages to seperate the females and i have no idea what to do.

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Old 06-24-2015, 03:53 AM
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I'm very sorry you are having problems with your budgies, but given the circumstances, you really need to separate your females on a permanent basis.
Since blood was shed already, if you do not separate them, it's only a matter of time till you lose your budgie (or even more birds, after one passes away, she can turn against another) from the vicious attacks.
This is an emergency situation and you really can't let this happen, on the first sign of feather plucking done by another bird, you should have acted in order to prevent bloody attacks.
It's not fair for your budgie girl to live in a state of permanent terror, so please either separate and her and her mate into their own cages or find your budgie couple a new home for them, if you can't have two pairs housed separately.

Given your female's violent nature, if I were in your shoes I would even cage her alone due to her bad temperament and put her mate alone in another cage and place the attacked girl with the male she likes best on a third cage.

To avoid these types of situations, this is exactly why I choose to house only 2 budgies per cage (either two males or a male/female pair, never two females). I have 8 budgies so that's 4 cages, I don't mind the extra cleaning, etc. What matters the most to me is my budgies overall health and happiness.
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:09 AM
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I wouldn't agree more with Aluz. You have to separate them unless there will be an attack soon. I know how aggressive a female can be, I've experienced it in the past. One can kill another you know. If you don't have a spare cage, I suggest asking your friends/neighbours or your local pet store for one. If you can't buy one right now, you can make an arrangement in order to get one (today if that's possible) and pay for it another time. This is urgent and your bird's life is in danger. Update us on what you're going to do, ok?
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Oh, so sorry to hear about your problems. I get a feeling that it does happen, unfortunately, although it isn't the rule with multiple birds housed in the same cage.

Aluz has given you some great advice (this is one of our most experienced budgie owners, as you probably already know). I hope you are able to sort out the situation and get you aggressive female either caged on her own or at the very least with a male that she likes

Please keep us posted
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I think you definitely need to follow Ana's advice. Please do separate them.
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I agree with aluz -- the quicker you separate the birds the better!

This is not a situation where you can wait - you must take the necessary action to prevent additional attacks and injuries at this time.
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The cage may be too small for 4 birds. I agree with the others.
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I agree with everyone as well! This clearly is a very dangerous situation, and you must have them separated immediately.
Please keep us updated, I hope there are no other problems!
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Forgive me for not keeping you updated!
Here's what has happened during this time.
Since i have no seperate cages, I made 2 nestboxes, introduced the nestboxes to the hens.
No fighting has been since, but they are keeping distance from eachother.
Aside from that, I found that the elderly female budgie is a unusually intelligent bird.
Will she start to say words or letters if i teach her, i mean she is very old.

Whenever they dont have any food or are out of water, she flies over me a few time until she sees i notice her, then go to the food- or water bowl and bites the bowls.
She walks on the floor, which no other budgie has done before and knows where it's safe to land when she's flying, also she finds places to rest and chew that the budgies dont know.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:41 AM
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Forgive me for not keeping you updated!
Here's what has happened during this time.
Since i have no seperate cages, I made 2 nestboxes, introduced the nestboxes to the hens.
No fighting has been since, but they are keeping distance from eachother.
Aside from that, I found that the elderly female budgie is a unusually intelligent bird.
Will she start to say words or letters if i teach her, i mean she is very old.

Whenever they dont have any food or are out of water, she flies over me a few time until she sees i notice her, then go to the food- or water bowl and bites the bowls.
She walks on the floor, which no other budgie has done before and knows where it's safe to land when she's flying, also she finds places to rest and chew that the budgies dont know.
It's a terrible idea to breed an older bird. Also a terrible idea to introduce 2 nest boxes in a single cage. There may be no fighting now, but if one has eggs/babies and the other doesn't, the other may go in and kill the babies, taking over the nest box, which will cause a fight.

I don't see your "solution" as anything but a temporary pause in the attacks. You truly need to think about getting another cage and separating the birds. And you already stated you didn't want to breed, so giving them a box is a TERRIBLE idea.
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