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Hey everyone ! So, to begin, Iíve had my two untamed birds for about two months now. One is a boy (Rain) and a girl (Lemon) and Iíve began their training. I feed them millet from my hand everyday and they eat from my hand and sometimes even stand on it! (With both or one leg). But the problem is that Lemon bites Rain whenever I feed them from my hand. They get along whenever they hang out on the perch together, they preen and chew on their toy together (kind of like brother and sister fighting?) Any advice on how to stop this? Thanks!

Btw, itís doesnít get to the point where they bleed or anything, itís just like a warning nip. My parents wonít let me get a second cage, but they get along in their cage, so I didnít see any reason to buy another one.


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Thats pretty normal for budgies to have a little peck when there is food, as long as it isn't excessive and no one is getting hurt then I wouldn't worry. Even closely bonded budgies will do that.

You could use their regular seed mix instead of millet. They aren't as likely to argue over that, because budgies loooovvvvveee millet or, get two pieces of millet, wedge one between your index finger and thumb, and the other between your pinky and ring finger, that way each budgie has it's own piece of millet to nibble on.

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Best budgie buds will mug each other over millet in my experience. I sometimes do what IHeartPieds suggest above to hold two sprigs in one hand, but I also sometimes use both hands to separate them more.
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Thats pretty normal for budgies to have a little peck when there is food, as long as it isn't excessive and no one is getting hurt then I wouldn't worry. Even closely bonded budgies will do that.

You could use their regular seed mix instead of millet. They aren't as likely to argue over that, because budgies loooovvvvveee millet or, get two pieces of millet, wedge one between your index finger and thumb, and the other between your pinky and ring finger, that way each budgie has it's own piece of millet to nibble on.


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It is always best to have a second cage on hand to use if your birds need to be separated for any reason.

If one becomes ill or injured, it will be necessary to separate them at that time and the excuse, "I don't have a second cage" isn't acceptable.

I would suggest you save your money and ensure you have an adequate sized second cage to use as a quarantine/hospital/travel cage should it become necessary to use it for any of those reasons.

Additionally, it sounds as though you'd better set up an emergency fund so you will have money to cover any necessary Avian Veterinarian expenses.

When we adopt a pet, we then become responsible for ensuring it receives any medical care necessary when the time comes.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html

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Additionally, you need to ensure you take all necessary steps to prevent the two from breeding.

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-new-old.html

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