Hello, I'm new on this forum! I wondered if I could ask for some advice. I have kept budgies for years now and always make sure I have a pair, so they can keep each other company. When we sadly lose one, we go to our local rescue to get another one. I noticed they always have finches in too and wondered whether a pair of finches could keep one budgie company? They would be housed in separate large cages which are open in the same room during the day. Would they be ok together? Will the one budgie still feel lonely even if they co-habit peacefully? I know budgies are ok on their own if they're around humans, but ours are normally kept in a room away from our dogs and open doors. TIA
I personally would not mix budgies with finches. You can keep them totally separate from one another and never let them out together. It would be so easy for a budgie to hurt a much smaller finch with their strong beaks.
I would not recommend housing finches and one budgie together in the manner in which you describe. Your budgie will be much happier with a same species friend.
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You've been given great advice. You should never house finches with budgies as budgies have much bigger beaks and claws and therefore could severly injure the finches on accident, or bully them.
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