Hello! I have a budgie who is around 5 years old, is pretty tame (doesn't let me stroke her) but sits on my shoulder wherever I go, gives kisses, preens me, takes naps on my finger, etc. She has learnt a lot of noises such as my text tone, and whenever I come home gets really excited and I let her out her cage as soon as I get home.
I have been recently thinking about getting her a friend as I go to work from 9-4 each day and in that time she is just in her cage with the radio on. She doesn't seem depressed, she has lots of toys which I change round regularly, nice sized cage, and interaction in the morning and when I get home.
I just feel sad for her when she's alone when there's no one at home. Although, the thing that worries me is that she is very dominant over her cage, and gets very upset when there's major change. For example , I changed her layout of her perches and toys around the other day and she sat in the corner and wouldn't play, and as soon as I changed it back she was happy again. I am not sure if a new budgie would benefit her in the long run or not, and was wondering on people's thoughts? Would Joey lose the bond she has for me? Would they fight if Joey gets upset about the change ??
Thanks in advance for any help