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Default Can you keep 2 female budgies with one male budgie?

Is this possible? I would like to add a male to our little flock in the hopes of Percy breeding next year, but to do this can I keep the male with Monty and Percy? Or would I have to move Monty back into her old cage after the new budgie has been quarantined? I've read online that it is possible to keep 2 males and 1 female but I haven't come across anything for 2 females and a male


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It is not recommended to house two budgies of one gender with one budgie of the opposite gender.

This applies to two females with one male as well as two males with one female.

Having an even ratio of males to females is a much better option.

Why do you want to breed your budgie?
For the majority of people, having budgies and never breeding them is a much better option.

Budgies do not need to breed in order to have healthy and happy lives.

Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility. This requires extensive research and an openness to continual learning.
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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.
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