Iíll start from the beginning, we got Percy in August as we noticed that Monty was starting to show symptoms of being bored no matter what we did with her. When we first got Percy she wasnít in a good way, she hadnít been fed properly at the breeders and was very underweight, wasnít eating and had a tail bob. After a couple of weeks of steaming, hand feeding her and giving her plenty of vitamin a rich veggies as well as guardian angel (that stuff is honestly a miracle worker!) she picked up extremely quickly and began to get much better. She was introduced to Monty slowly after her time in quarantine. Monty had always been incredibly close to me and my family, she much prefers our company than another birds. Monty and Percy have always had an okay relationship with each other, but over the past month Iíve noticed a lot of bullying going on. Percy wonít let Monty eat and insists on regurgitating for her instead, sheís nipping her tail and to top it all off yesterday, she attacked montyís face and bit her wing causing Monty to fall to the bottom of the cage. I of course was horrified, the only thing that will calm Percy down and get her to be nice to Monty is playing the sounds of a male budgie singing.
I donít know what to do, Iím starting to regret getting Percy. Monty does love her as she does occasionally go over to her to sing to her and Ďkissí her.
But I canít keep letting the bullying happening as Iím scared that she could really hurt Monty.
At the moment, Iím considering getting a male budgie for Percy and them living in one cage and Monty living in a separate cage at the side of them. Would this work? Would I be best to get Monty a male as well? Can anybody suggest any other ideas?
Thank you in advance
(Little side note- please excuse if I have done something that isnít ideal, they are my first birds and Iím just trying to whatís best fo them. I would never do anything that would put either of them at harm as they are my little feather babies