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Old 04-26-2016, 09:04 PM
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Default Male Budgies Mate Behavior?

Very recently, after my budgie healed, I let him and his buddy visit each other and listen to music. 2 year old Cujo is either displaying mating rituals or something towards Austin, who is about 8 or 9 months, or he is displaying some flock behavior?

Basically Cujo fluffs right up and sticks his face in Austins, and sings. He also bobs his head and tries to groom Austin, and the two sometimes hold beaks for a couple seconds. They also sit quite close and have their heads touching. I think Cujo is just very happy to see Austin again after they didn't get to see each other for about 4 or 5 days.

Both are definetly boys.

Austin is not aniticipating the same behavior as Cujo as much, he every once in a while will peck him away, not angrily, just to let him know his opinion I guess.

Its very cute and isn't a problem I am just wondering what's going on specifically? Perhaps Cujo misses having a cage mate since Letty is no longer around? I don't think so though, they seem pretty happy to each have their own homes.


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Old 04-26-2016, 09:23 PM
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They are behaving quite normally.
Cujo is just letting Austin know he considers him to be a really good buddy.
My males do this with one another all the time.
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Oh that's really good too know, especially since Cujo didn't like his previous birdy friend, or the other before it. He doesn't seem to connect with other birds well, but obviously he connects to Austin!

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I love it when my budgies do that, the cuttest thing they do is when they go to sleep they'll cuddle up and sleep together.
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Aw, it sounds like they are best friends, and Cujo is just making sure that Austin knows it. It's totally normal, and a good sign!
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I had two baby boy budgies acted very similar, that I thought for a long time that one of them was a female. It is good that they get along pretty well
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Awww besties.
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I'm so glad to see this! We have two, and I had thought our indigo one was a girl, but it's seeming that is not so. Bar-Bar (our mature male) has acted a few times like he is "courting" Gypsy, but we didn't think much of it other than thinking it was cute looking. Bar-Bar also chirps at Gypsy constantly (sweetly and quietly) Gypsy will sometimes kiss at him, but the past few days he/she has been not acting nicely towards Bar-Bar. Will they bond okay being two males, or is Gypsy going to be an issue when he matures fully? I only ask because the past few days there have been a bit more issues....

We let them out for the first time last week. Gypsy is fearless and flew/fell right out. (After reading some of the sticky notes I'm wondering if he got hurt because he has refused to fly/fall out again. They assured me at the pet shop the clipping wouldn't harm the ability to 'fly' down). The second time we opened the door Bar-Bar spent the night flying around and since then Gypsy hasn't let him out of the cage. We leave the door wide open and Bar-Bar is interesting in leaving, but Gypsy chases him away from the door.

Any ideas on this?
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I'm so glad to see this! We have two, and I had thought our indigo one was a girl, but it's seeming that is not so. Bar-Bar (our mature male) has acted a few times like he is "courting" Gypsy, but we didn't think much of it other than thinking it was cute looking. Bar-Bar also chirps at Gypsy constantly (sweetly and quietly) Gypsy will sometimes kiss at him, but the past few days he/she has been not acting nicely towards Bar-Bar. Will they bond okay being two males, or is Gypsy going to be an issue when he matures fully? I only ask because the past few days there have been a bit more issues....

We let them out for the first time last week. Gypsy is fearless and flew/fell right out. (After reading some of the sticky notes I'm wondering if he got hurt because he has refused to fly/fall out again. They assured me at the pet shop the clipping wouldn't harm the ability to 'fly' down). The second time we opened the door Bar-Bar spent the night flying around and since then Gypsy hasn't let him out of the cage. We leave the door wide open and Bar-Bar is interesting in leaving, but Gypsy chases him away from the door.

Any ideas on this?

Generally speaking, two males will bond and get along well together.
In the end it all comes down to the bird's individual temperament and personality. If they continue to get along well, chances are high you won't notice a negative shift on your budgies' behaviours when Gypsy reaches maturity.
For detailed information, you can check this link on flock dynamics:
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html

It's normal for Gypsy to have trouble when flying or balancing himself due to the clipped wings. It's possible he didn't have the time to practice and better adjust to having the wings clipped when at the pet store. When he feels more confident and comfortable in his surroundings, he will venture out of the cage to meet his buddy.
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Okay, thanks. I will check out that in just a few.

I was told when their wings are clipped they will grow back if they are not yet comfortable in their surroundings. We had an accident a few weeks after we got Bar-Bar and he lost his tail feathers. They grew back in 2-3 weeks. We've had Gypsy for just over a month now and his wings haven't shown any sign of growing...is that normal?
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