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I am new Mom of 2 parakeets-I have had them approx.6months. 1-female larger & of the two. Recently I have noticed the female has been bullying the male to the point I think the
male has lost some weight. I was thinking of separating them but have concerns about them missing each other & if it will possible to reunite them down the road. Any help much appreciated.

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Please house the two budgies in separate cages.
The male should not be subjected to on-going bullying.
You can place the cages side-by-side and if you allow the birds out of cage time, you can allow them out together as long as they are carefully supervised.

They may be able to be housed together in the future. You will be able to tell over time.

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When there is consistent bullying done on a daily basis and you notice constant fights for food between your budgies, then you have no choice but to separate them onto different cages.
This is especially so when one of your budgies is not able to get enough food to eat. Given the severity of the case, it would even be safer to house them separately on a permanent basis if the issue with food is an ongoing problem. It's not fair for your male to be constantly in a stressful environment where he is not able to get proper nourishment.
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