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Old 07-09-2014, 11:32 PM
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Despite going on a 14km hike this morning I still had time and energy to get the boys together for their very first meet and greet. It went fantastic! Kalani is totally in love already, it seems, with his new "toy". Keoki doesn't seem to care one way or another, but I think this is just the overwhelming experience being moved to a new room in the house.

It took awhile for them to look at each other from close up in their respective cages, but in no time at all they were both clinging to the bars, staring at one another. Kalani was climbing in his food dish trying to get a better look at Keoki... stupid me for putting the feeders in both their cages on the sides they would be able to see each other through.




They seemed really keen to see each other so I brought Keoki out, he is the easiest to get out of his cage. He immediately b-lined to Kalani's cage and clung to the bars. I watched them to make sure Kalani wasn't biting his feet as I know they can sometimes do. Instead the tapped beaks and low-and-behold Keoki started feeding Kalani. Funny because he is the younger of the two.


I know it might seem soon, but I was just doing what my birds obviously wanted - to get to know each other and get closer. Kalani came out and they hung out on top of his cage. There was a lot of beak tapping, feeding and follow the leader. Kalani took Keoki on a few tours around the room. Keoki is so much better at flying. He tried to land on top of my closet door (which is recessed) and aside from that never hit the wall once. Kalani even showed Keoki the bird tree. One thing I noticed right away (and I had this feeling since I got Keoki) is that Kalani is noticeably larger than Keoki. I'm not sure if this automatically gives him the upper hand but he did seem awfully keen and may have overwhelmed Keoki a little. I'm sure Keoki will learn to hold is ground, he was already trying a little.



I do have a question about behavior between two budgies (both males) and what is normal dominance stuff and what is stuff to be worried about. I'm not well versed in budgie-budgie interactions, yet. Aside from the feeding and beak tapping, which I know are good signs, Kalani was also putting his foot up on Keoki's breast. I'm assuming this is just dominance stuff, but I want to be sure so I'm prepared if it turns into something serious. Keoki did seem to hold his ground and beaked at him to back off or whatever, so hopefully they will sort it out and become best buds.


I really am looking forward to hanging out with both of them together, getting to watch them interact and after about a week working with some more training with them. Hopefully by then the newness of having another budgie around won't be the main focus anymore.

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Old 07-10-2014, 03:00 AM
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Aww, I see their first meeting went really well! And how sweet that they are already feeding each other, it really looks like they will be best buds!
I wouldn't worry too much about the foot on the breast thing, they sometimes do that out of cheer enthusiasm and they sort themselves out from it pretty quickly.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:24 AM
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Looks to me like you have two best buddies there, though you might not get much 'in' time now that they've found each other. I also wouldn't worry about them being aggressive to each other. Males usually get on fine together - it's when a hen is introduced that issues tend to arise. Thanks for sharing their intro experience. Best of luck with them.
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This is adorable, I'm so glad there first meeting went well!!
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Looks like Keoki and Kalani will be best friends. Your photos tell the happy story of their first meeting. Thanks for sharing. You will have so much fun together.
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These photos are great! Both your little guys are adorable and it looks like they love each other already. I bet it would be fun to watch them playing together, especially after having single budgies for so long.
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I think this is my favorite post I've seen on TB! I love the pictures you got! What a wonderful pair they are
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aww i love them when they still have their baby stripes
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First of all, congratulations on surviving the quarantine and the flock calling that comes with it!

Your pictures show the story of two best budgie friends in the making! They are both so cute together and it seems like they get on really well.

I'm so happy for you and your budgies!
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Aww, I see their first meeting went really well! And how sweet that they are already feeding each other, it really looks like they will be best buds!
I wouldn't worry too much about the foot on the breast thing, they sometimes do that out of cheer enthusiasm and they sort themselves out from it pretty quickly.
Yes, it did! I am so pleased. Thanks for the info. I thought it might be just over enthusiastic behaviour. I know he does the same thing with this toys when he is really excited. They're currently playing, preening and feeding each other again today. I completely rearranged the big cage today and put a few of each of their toys, their sleeping places and their own sets of food/water containers in there. I felt bad separating them last night... they just kept taking turns clinging to the bars and looking at each other. Keoki didn't even sleep in his slinky - I don't think he wanted Kalani out of his sight!

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Looks to me like you have two best buddies there, though you might not get much 'in' time now that they've found each other. I also wouldn't worry about them being aggressive to each other. Males usually get on fine together - it's when a hen is introduced that issues tend to arise. Thanks for sharing their intro experience. Best of luck with them.
I think so too! They instantly hit it off and for that I am really pleased.

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This is adorable, I'm so glad there first meeting went well!!
They are really adorable together. I just love watching them interact. I'm very glad it went well too.

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Looks like Keoki and Kalani will be best friends. Your photos tell the happy story of their first meeting. Thanks for sharing. You will have so much fun together.
It's as if they have been together the whole time. I expect a few squabbles when they're in the cage together, but right now they are just loving each other's company.

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These photos are great! Both your little guys are adorable and it looks like they love each other already. I bet it would be fun to watch them playing together, especially after having single budgies for so long.
Thanks. I am having so much fun watching them together. 30 days seems like a long time to have them separated but the meeting was so worth the wait!

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I think this is my favorite post I've seen on TB! I love the pictures you got! What a wonderful pair they are
Aw, what a great compliment. Thank you! They took to each other so well.

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aww i love them when they still have their baby stripes
Me too! I told Keoki he wasn't allowed to lose his.

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First of all, congratulations on surviving the quarantine and the flock calling that comes with it!

Your pictures show the story of two best budgie friends in the making! They are both so cute together and it seems like they get on really well.

I'm so happy for you and your budgies!
Thank you! Quarantine seems to take forever but I am so glad I did it and that both birds are now happy and healthy together. They are getting on so well I couldn't be happier for them.
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