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Old 09-08-2018, 11:57 AM
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I have a question. I have a male and a female budgie. The male is 9 months old and the female is almost 5 months old. They kinda get along, because the male flirts with her very often. I just watched them and they look sooo cute when they hold beaks, which looks like kissing. They kept doing it and then I saw the female chewing on something. I guess that means that he fed her? But whenever they are doing this, at some point my female will end this moment abruptly by jumping towards him unexpectedly which scares him and makes him fly away. Why does she do this?

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While I’m not sure about the particular behavior, I do see something that is a concern. This type of flirting can eventually lead to breeding. For one, these birds are juveniles. Also, we never condone casual breeding by inexperienced pet owners.

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So you don't know why she is doing this? Feeding each other is quite a normal thing I thought. Also, they are very young, the female is NOT in breeding condition and they don't have a place to nest. Furthermore, they have not bonded with each other so they don't display this 'couple behaviour' like preening and stuff.
My question remains tho, while they are flirting, she suddenly jumps towards him or pecks at him making him afraid and flying away. Does anyone know why?
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There is no way we can tell you exactly why your female is behaving the way she is when she suddenly jumps toward the male.
In all likelihood she is simply telling him she's had enough closeness for now and prefers to have some space.
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My little Kimmy also does this sometimes to Jimmy, and in their case I'm sure it is what FaeryBee said: she has had enough of Jimmy being close and just wants to do something by herself again. Usually she just goes to preening herself or playing with a toy. I think what your girl is doing is probably just the same.

I can highly recommend reading into what RavensGryf has said too. It helped me a lot with my mixed pair!
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