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Old 05-01-2018, 07:24 PM
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Hi all!

My girlfriend has had her budgie for over a year and they've bonded well; he flies to her, rests on her hair, walks from one arm to the other, lets her kiss him etc.

About a month ago, she decided to get him a friend. Initially she thought the friend was a female but it turns out the cere hadn't fully formed its colour yet and it's infact a male.

Anyway, since the arrival of the new budgie, her old budgie is biting her, flies away from her and barely goes to her, she's really upset over it, why the sudden change?

The new budgie naturally is still a bit scared of her and won't go near her at all. New budgie does seem a bit abusive to old budige, won't let him eat, bites him etc but he still flies to him and wants his attention. She thinks the old budgie is taking it out on her?

Any ideas?

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Old 05-02-2018, 02:56 PM
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Even though two budgies of the same sex will get along very well in many cases, they are all individuals, and some might not like each other too well. Sounds like the newer guy is dominant, and has bullied the older one in his own home!

I also need to mention here that it is never a good idea to introduce another budgie to an existing one without having been in quarantine for 30-45 days. https://www.talkbudgies.com/new-budgi...necessary.html This should have been done, but if it wasn’t and you don’t notice signs of illness in either bird, then let’s move on...

The first budgie is evidently not happy with the new arrangement, and it’s showing in his behavior. Stress isn’t healthy for your budgie.

A good arrangement would be to house both of your budgies separately, so they have their own space, food, toys, etc. You’ll need to get your new budgie his own pad. 18”x18”x30” minimum. You can place the cages side by side. The existing budgie should of course have the cage he’s always been accustomed to. After things have settled again with this new arrangement, your girlfriend can try bonding again with the older budgie.

Please have your girlfriend join the forum. We cannot answer any more questions by a third party. Thanks for understanding .
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Please encourage your girlfriend to join the forum and as her questions directly.

It sounds as though the two budgies need to be separated. The older budgie should not be subjected to bullying by the new budgie - it is not good for it either physically or emotionally.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice above and I can only agree

It's very important to separate the two budgies.

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the links above, and have your girlfriend read through them too. They are helpful for staying updated on the very best of budgie care practices!

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Keep us posted on how things go!

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