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Determining Gender Having trouble figuring out if your budgie is a male or female? Ask here!

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Old 07-22-2019, 06:43 AM
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Any opinions of adding a 3rd boy?
I wouldn't do that.
Keeping three budgies together is not a good idea, because two of them will pair and form a close bond, and the other one will be the "third wheel", left out and perhaps even attacked.
It should always be avoided to have odd numbers in budgie flocks.

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Old 07-22-2019, 07:53 AM
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If your two males are getting along right now, it's best not to disrupt their bond by adding another. Just let them be happy the way they are.

Also, when adding another bird to the flock, there is no guaranty that they will all get along. You can't force them to like each other, so if there are issues between them you'll nee to be prepared to separate them into different cages so no one gets hurt.
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I would not recommend getting another budgie at this point in time.
You haven't had your budgies long and now is the time to get to know them well.
Learn their personalities and how each of them is unique.
Enjoy their interactions with one another.
Wait a minimum of six months before making the decision as to whether or not to add to your flock.

If, in the future, you decide to get more budgies then I would recommend getting two males at that time.

There are many things to take into consideration before getting another bird.

Do you really want another pet?

1. If you decide to get another budgie in the future, please be sure to observe quarantine for the new budgie.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.

If there are no Avian Vets in your area, then finding an Exotic Pet Veterinarian who has experience in dealing with small birds is the next best option.

2. Introducing the new bird to the current bird

Introducing two birds


3. Flock Dynamics
Flock Dynamics

Your Harmonious Flock

4. Where do you plan to get the new bird?

Why buy from an reputable breeder rather than a big box pet store


5. Vet Expense and Housing
Do you have the time, finances, etc to devote to another bird?

Are you ready, willing and able to house the new budgie separately on a permanent basis if it does not get along with your current bird after quarantine?



Be Prepared for Veterinary Care Expense
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Great advice in the posts above, and for the reasons listed .
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What adorable little boys, hope to see more of them.
Thanks Cody!
Haven’t had any since I was a teen. I’m a father of soon to be 3 and my kids are loving every minute of Jax & Pixel
Now that I’ve learned that this two are lil guys, I will be in search of a young female or two. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.talkbudgies.com/images/smilies/001_smile.gif[/IMG]
Mrg, having birds (again) will truly let you have a happier and better life! They brighten up my world! It is hard when eventually one will pass on, yes, but.. they are really best friends!

Happy on your decision to take on birds!
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Appreciate the advice, Thanks!
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