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Old 01-17-2017, 12:47 PM
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Early december we added a boy, Tundra, who's 4 or 5 months old now and our newest girl, Nevi, 2 weeks ago (she's 3 months old maybe). We have also our 2 year old boy Tiki.

Tiki is very bonded to us. He speaks, comes when called. A lovely little guy.

He and Tundra every day come out to play around the downstairs and eat everyday together. They get along great.

So a few questions concerning Tundra, Tiki and Nevi's arrangement.

1) Should I put Tiki and Tundra together? If we still take Tundra out separately for training, will he warm up and become a people bird still with diligence? He currently is. He steps up, loves his head scratches, and is starting to come when called. He's very sweet. If we want him to bond to us tightly as well as Tiki, should we hold off adding him with Tiki for a bit longer? Or just add them and see how it goes?

2) Can two boys bond so tightly that they would not want to mate with female later? I read about this once but would think it isn't common.

3) As for Nevi, I plan to house her separately as our male Tiki is very, shall we say, wanting to breed with anything with or without a pulse. I fear if he was housed with Nevi there would be some fertile eggs WAY before she was ready.
But, I'd like her to be able to play with the boys (supervised of course ;-) ). But there are two boys which I know could create competition. Should I only let her come out with one at a time? I don't want Tiki to fight over her. So advice on this time out of the cage dyamic lol.

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If you wish to solidify the bond with Tundra, you can keep the current arrangement of having him housed separately from Tiki for a few more months (6 months if possible). If in the future you want to house your boys together, you will still have to spend daily quality time with them in order to maintain the good bond.
Housing all 3 budgies together at a later date is not advisable as this can trigger animosity between your budgies and the chances for fights to happen will be higher too especially when all budgies mature. Also with 3 birds, more often than not, one will necessarily be left out by the other two.
The way a budgie will connect with a given mate will depend on their personalities and on how compatible they are.

After quarantine time is over, you can slowly introduce Nevi to the boys and later on let them have supervised out of cage time together. Depending on how they behave when interacting, you will then know if all 3 can continue to spend some time together while out of the cage or not.

If you haven't done so already, you can check this link: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
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Aluz, thank you for your reply.

So your saying ideally keep Tundra in separate cage for up to 6 months to tighten a bond with him?

As there are three, and the numbers are rather odd, when Nevi finally (after quarantine) does play outside her cage, should I just give her one boy at a time to play with then? Or just try three at a time and see how they go?

I'll have a read of that article. I read something like it in the past on here, but not sure if I read that particular one or not.

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Yes, by keeping the current housing arrangement and having one-on-one sessions and quality time with Tundra for a few months (ideally 6 months) you will be strengthening and truly solidifying the bond with him.

After quarantine you can let the 3 birds to have supervised out of cage time together. After you see how they interact you can then make changes if needed, especially if there is fighting or issues with Tiki being overly passionate.
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As far as bonding to Tundra, is it ok that he gets 2-4 hours out of cage time with Tiki a day? Will he bond too tightly with him? I play with them both during this time and I spend maybe 30-60 min with him a day either talking to him on my finger or letting him sit on my shoulder. Is that enough to bond with him despite his buddy around do you think?

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