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Old 02-29-2016, 10:29 AM
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I rescued a couple a month or so ago. Lately I've been noticing the female was picking on the male nothing big but enough for me to keep an eye on it. Especially when she starts screeching.

Well this morning she flipped on him and had him pinned down. I opened the cage to get her away from him and during this he decided to escape the cage. After about 5 to 10 mins I finally caught him with the help of my kids and got him into their "travel" cage. Which is totally bare other than food and water dishes.

It seems that they will have to be kept separate which is fine with me. The only reason up until now I kept them together was the fact that they have always been caged together and I was afraid with the stress of them moving to a new house they wouldn't handle another huge change so soon. Until now I thought that maybe the change of environment might have lead to an innocent battle of dominance but this is a lot more than innocent.

I'm thinking I am going to wait until he calms down some before putting the spare perches and toys into his new "temp" cage. He's pretty freaked out right now. Now to start saving for a new cage for him.

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Old 02-29-2016, 10:52 AM
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I'm glad you were able to get the male safely away from the female.

Cover the top and three sides of his temporary cage and play some relaxing music to help him calm down.
Sitting next to his cage and talking to him calmly and reassuringly will help as well.

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I'm sorry you had that happen, and you did the right thing in separating your couple.
You should at least try to put one perch on your budgie's cage once he is less stressed. Also for future reference and for fairness reasons, it's always best to place the attacker bird on the spare cage and let the victim stay on the cage they are more familiar with. They shouldn't have to go through yet another potentially stressful event by being placed on a different cage.
In your case and since you have recently rescued these budgies it's very likely they haven't yet had the time to properly adjust to the new environment.
In order to make them both more comfortable, you can cover their cages on 3 sides and also have some background noise from the radio or TV for them.

I hope all goes well and it will be wise to keep them housed separately from now on.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:17 AM
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There are perches in the cage it is just very basically set up. I would have loved to put him in the old cage and her in the spare but given the fact he was out and very panicked I figured it was better to just put him in the spare instead of having to put him back in with her then stress them both more by attempting to catch her and put her in the spare. Neither came to me the least bit tame.
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How big is the cage they share? How many food and water dishes etc?
Could you post some pics of the cage and also of both birds?

There are a number of reasons why they are behaving the way they are and pictures can help us try and determine the reasons.
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I am not home and so do not have pics of the cages. I have 2 each of food and water. She was in season when I got her and I managed to get her out of it and it's been since she's come out that she's been being nasty to him. The cage they shared was actually quite big. Bigger than a flight cage. The cage the male is in now is too small which is why I will be getting a new one. Not sure the exact size but it is a little bigger than the "standard" parakeet cage most people buy.
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Angie firstly thankyou for taking in two rescue budgies. I agree with you decision to house them separately. make sure they can still see and hear each other so they do not stress from that. Keep the little fellow's cage partially covered and warm. His droppings may become runny from the stress also.
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