How to stop what I think is jealousy in my female budgie?
I'm pretty sure Kiwi, my female, gets either really jealous or really territorial when my male flies on my head. Within 10 seconds she's out of the cage to chase him back off it. She kind of corrals him back into the cage, then she sits outside it, literally just looking at him and guarding the exit!
It's kind of funny, but it's also really aggravating because poor Ben just wants to spend some quality time with his dad and she won't let him.
This used to happen infrequently, but lately it's almost every time he comes to my head. Is there anything I can do to discourage this?
I sternly point at her and tell her no, but I have no idea what goes on in that little budgie brain so I don't know if that means anything to her... or if she simply doesn't care that I'm annoyed with it!