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Hi all,
I'm new to the group and have a question already. My hen & rooster budgies had their first brood. The chicks were hatched 7 weeks ago. I had to separate the chicks from the parents because the mom went from being great with them to attacking them, especially one. Then that one - named Trooper became suddenly sick and died the same day. That was just 3 days ago. So now the one chick Stormy, is solo.; She (maybe he) is acting strangely now, She knaws on the sides of the cage constantly and tries to squeeze herself into tight spots behind toys or any container almost like she is trying to get stuck there. I made her a safe hiding place that she ignores until at night when she sleeps.

Iam planning on getting her a new friend and hope that she will start to calm down. But has anyone ever seen a young budgie act so anxious?

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Sorry I don't have much experience with baby ones; but there are a lot of members here that do who will no doubt come through shortly with great words of advice!

I just wanted to welcome you to Talk Budgies! Theres lots of threads "Stickied" to the top of each forum which may answer some of your questions
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Hello and welcome to TB, What your hen did is completely normal this is how they will encourage the chicks to become independent and she could quite possibly be coming into condition once more. Do you still have the nest in the cage? I would recommend you take it out as she needs to recuperate from rearing her first clutch of babies.
Make sure she has lots of good quality food available , greens, egg and biscuit mix is good as well and of course calcium bells a must.

As far as the young budgie becoming sick unless you had a necropsy done then we would be purely guessing I am afraid.
Was he puffed up and sleepy , making any noises, sneezing a lot, what was his droppings like? As you can see the reasoning is very hard to fathom.
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If you have not already done so, the Mother budgie needs to be removed from the cage where the chick is housed. The Dad can be left with the baby as long as he has not exhibited any aggression toward it. If the Mom is still in the cage with the chick, the chick is stressed and trying to find a way out of the cage to ensure it isn't attacked by it's Mom.

Put the Female in a cage of her own away from the area where the Dad and the chick are. Make sure there are no potential nesting sites in the environment where the Mom is housed.

You indicate you plan to get a new friend for the 7 week old.

Please remember you should quarantine the new bird(s) for 4-6 weeks.
Quarantine means housing your new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room your current bird(s).

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.

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Hi Deborah,
Thanks for all the info and links. Here is the info I left out previously.
I separated the chicks from the the parents about 10 days ago and took the nest out of the parent's cage. I will try putting the father with the chick to see if that will comfort the chick who lost her sibling 4 days ago. The sick one overnight had became puffed up, had diarrhea and was sleepy but still eating. I had rushed the sick one to the vet where he was hospitalized but died within hours. The vet does not know the cause. I am suspecting an infection started it. 3 days before he passed one of his toes was bleeding. It may have been caused by the mom as their cages were beside one and other and she could have bitten his foot through the wires. It healed quickly though.

I plan to get a companion for the surviving chick from a reliable source - not a pet shop, but will take your advice and quarantine it first. What advice do you all have concerning gender choice? I do not plan to do any more breeding but also have read that if she is indeed a she hens may be aggressive toward one and other. Maybe without a rooster with them that wont be an issue?
In the mean time I am looking for a larger cage for the little one. The one she is in is very small but its what was available at the time.
I will send photos later. This chick stuff is all brand new to me so any advice is appreciated.
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did the chick know how to drink?
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You know, I never actually saw him drink. That is a good point. He did eat bits of moist fresh grains and veggies though. I tried to hand feed him budgie formula but he wouldn't take any of it.
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Many people house two females together with no problems.

The bigger the cage the better so they each have space to move away from one another. Ensure you have multiple food and water dishes and two perches or swings up high (at the same height) so they will each feel they have the "top" position.

Breeders often keep their females in one cage and their males in a different cage to ensure there is no possiblity of "accidental" breeding. Since you have no plans to breed, I'd recommend that you get a "friend" of the same gender as your little female.
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