10-21-2017, 06:28 PM
When I first joined the forum, I just had one male, Jimmy. And after learning more about budgies, I learnt it would be best to get a male friend for him, which we did. The pair were great friends, got on well together and were happy and content.
My Dad then surprised me and brought home two female budgies and dynamics changed dramatically when they were introduced. There was never any trouble with fighting, but there was the struggle to work out each of the positions in the flock.
I loved my two girls but at the very beginning, I was seriously concerned about how this could impact the flock.
Jimmy and Jay, who were buddies, have never really been buddies since. Jay is much more interested in female budgies now than males and that friendship between them is lost.
The point of this is that bringing in a new bird does not mean that Percy will like the new bird you bring into the flock. Monty might like it more.
Or neither of them will.
Or Monty and Percy might start to bicker because there's a male they both like, then what happens to the 'spare' bird?
I have a mixed flock the live together in a community cage. This works for my flock because besides from Jay and Star, none of the males and females are interested in one another. There's no flirting, no feeding one another, no mating. The only birds that preen and feed one another besides Jay & Star are Henry and Stan.
Breeding is something that I would consider very carefully. When you have no questions and doubts about your abilities to care for your adult budgies.
You also need a plan for what becomes of the youngsters.
A lot to consider before taking that step.