10-04-2017, 12:57 PM
It's always tough picking out a new bird for a previously solo bird. If you had a pair that was friends before, you can sometimes match up a potential personality if you watch them for a while.
How long have Luna and Uma been together?
You said you don't have room for two cages, may I ask what happened during quarantine, or did you buy them at the same time?
While Luna might be somewhat annoyed by some of Uma's attention, from your descriptions, there's no anger or very troubling behaviour at the moment. The bickering you've mentioned sounds like normal budgie behaviour to me and if they are fairly new to one another, they will have to establish boundaries.
Are you able to get them a bigger cage to give them a bit more space?
I also wonder if you would be able to get two cages that stack one on top of the other?
It's worth pointing out that my birds share one large cage.
They all have their own personalities. Cassie is a very hyper, bossy female who runs the roost. I have some very quiet girls and boys who aren't as active. They all live together in harmony as they have plenty of space and options to make things work for them.
My birds aren't tame, and some are more fearful of human interaction than others. All my birds come out for free flight in a secure, bird safe room and this doesn't affect them getting that out of cage time.
If you truly feel that Uma isn't right for you, then perhaps taking her back would be for the best, however, I feel like, with time, they may get along, especially if they've not been together long.
Also, remember that Luna has now enjoyed the company of another bird and that taking that away from her now may have a negative impact on her mood.