Yesterday I reunited my little flock in the same room, but separate cages. They are much happier and seem to be accepting the separation "together". The girls' activity has increased dramatically. I will resume flight time tomorrow, but in different rooms for now. I am very pleased with how this has all turned out so far.
Ha ha! Do you mean the budgies or the cages, Linda?! The birds have hardly shut up since yesterday! But it is mostly all loud happy chattering, rather than calling. Demelza (green hen on the right) has taken to acrobatics a few times to get Benedict's (green boy on the left) attention - unheard of before with her! But she is not stressed, and looks very pleased with herself particularly after somersaults and a bit of upside down hanging! Benedict just looks on fascinated when she does this, but does seem to have lost his obsession for her which was the whole point of the separation. Time will tell!
That's great news, and you have really good plan for your flock. It's a wise decision to let the girls have out of cage time on a separate room away from the boys and the cages. And the same thing goes for when it's time for the boys to have their time out of the cage and away from the girls.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Thanks for sharing your experience with this. I think having my female separated from my male has helped her as well. I had a bit of a love triangle there and she was calling to him driving me nuts and then it just stopped!
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
Owned by & slave to: Oliver & Gemma the parrotlets, Fee the green cheek conure, & the budgie crew. RIP Mina the linnie.