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Now I've heard cases of males fighting over a female, but this is a bit strange.

Cloud and Hulk are my most problematic birds. And because complications from my mom, I can't get Cloud or Hulk into a separate room because we already have a pair of birds that has to be separate from the rest of the flock. Gerhana is the poor thing stuck in the middle of them.

Any time I've tried having Cloud and Hulk out together, even when keeping a close eye on them, one of them will initiate a fight and it usually takes a good few minutes to get one back in the cage. This only happens when Gerhana is in the room, otherwise everyone gets along fine. I've also noticed that Hulk even turns on his best friend, Sky, but Cloud is neutral. There is no doubt of Gerhana being a male, but he is still under a year old. It's not territory, I've already checked things to make sure of it, there is plenty of space for them to roam and the two are not kept in the same cage due to the fighting.

What reason is there for two males to be fighting over another male? And is there a remedy without moving one of them to another room?


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I had a similar challenging problem several years ago. I had a male named Bebe, he had a cage mate and best buddy, after that cage mate died and all the birds were out together there were bad fights between 2 of my other males over who was going to be Bebe's next best buddy. I could not allow the fighters to be out together after that, this also did not appear to be a territorial issue unless Bebe was seen as territory. Can you move Gerhana to another room just when Cloud and Hulk are out?
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Yeah, pretty easily. He's the most hand trained bird I have and doesn't mind coming out of the room with me most of the time. I'll still keep an eye on Cloud and Hulk in case they just can't be together at all, but I doubt that will be the case, I was wondering if I'd have to separate Gerhana from them for a bit at times.

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So what is the reason why male birds fight over another male bird? Strange yet interesting
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So what is the reason why male birds fight over another male bird? Strange yet interesting
It's actually quite simple. Just like people, male budgies can become "best friends". Some budgies don't want to share their best friend with any other budgie -- kind of like little kids on a playground.
"That is MY friend, not yours and you stay away!"
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God if these toddlers weren't so adorable this aggression wouldn't be so easily forgiven- that's great to know, though. Me and my parents have a system that works better now, hopefully we can eliminate all of the fighting quickly.
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Hopefully with your new system the fighting will be eliminated. You definitely don't want any of your budgies to be injured!
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