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Old 01-21-2015, 03:05 PM
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Default So why are they fighting, I mean really going at it.

Okay so I thought the budgies all were doing fine and the yellow one quit being so bossy and so I left them together.
The cage is huge and 2 males and 2 females should get along and do fine right??? lots of food dishes, toys and perches. Well today everything went haywire.
My female greenie decided she hates the yellow female and has been chasing her around the cage off and on all day.
I mean relentlessly attacking her and chasing her around the cage. I tried putting a new toy in the cage so they would be distracted but that only worked for a few minutes and greenie was on the attack again.

I hate the idea of separating them, its a huge cage and kind of a waste on just two budgies if I have to pull two out and put them into a small cage.

Any ideas to get them all to get along? Is this just a temporary fighting thing that will resolve itself like before(but this time it seems more aggressive then last time)?

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I would seperates them, she could be getting broody and territorial.. She may actually kill your other hen, it is not uncommon for budgie hens to kill a rival.. Sorry this is not really what you wanted to hear.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:24 PM
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Female Budgie fights can get pretty nasty soon! You must separate them before she starts giving your budgie some serious injuries. Female Budgies are known to get territorial. I had this issue a couple of times. A simple and strict 'No' sufficed for me. They understood that I didnt like her bullying the other birds and eventually stopped doing it. Not entirely though. When she got in the breeding mode, she started her bullying routine again. I had to separate the victim from the aviary and keep her safe, away from my territorial bird until she forgot about about bullying my sweet bird..which wasnt all that long even..only a day or two.
If your bird continues to stay in the cage with her, she will hurt her in the near future. That's just my experience talking.
After 2 days, put her back in the cage and try discouraging breeding behaviors. There is plenty of research thoughtfully done by the wonderful people on this forum, here that you will find useful. If she doesnt give up bullying, keep her away, SAFE in another cage.
Keep us updated on her progress. I hope your bird tolerates her presence in the same cage sooner than later. It will happen. Just give it some time.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:36 PM
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Okay, I just put her and the blue male in the smaller cage. its on top the big cage.They actually look really happy about it.This works out as the blue male has still not gotten in his wing feathers and regularly hits the floor of the big cage with a bang. I put layers of newspaper on the bottom to soften it but I have still worried he'd hurt himself.

The small cage is 18x18 x30 I think, close to it anyway. So maybe I will just keep them separate permanently.
I know the yellow female always seemed partial to the white male so this would probably work out for the best in the long run.

I just hope the two males wont miss each other too much as they have been friends from the beginning.
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I just hope the two males wont miss each other too much as they have been friends from the beginning.
I don't think birds adhere strictly to the Bro Code.
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I just saw this thread, I think you did the right thing. I've seen females being very nasty to each other so I can see what you mean. I had to separate them too, so I did it and they were happier after this. You'll notice it too!
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Yes. They will be happier this way. You dont have to worry about them missing each other for too long because they will come out and play during play time. You know, when you open the cage doors to let them get some exercise in your bird-safe room
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I may need to buy a better second cage if I keep them separate permanently. The small cage is rather flimsy but is a great emergency cage and fairly roomy.

I am going to the petstore tomorrow to get seconds of everything(perches, swings etc) so the cage wont be so barren.
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My girls chase each other around the cage until a pecking order has been confirmed. The only time I pull a female out is if they are literally attacking one another. ((which leads to an all out fight)) But so far the only fights I've ever had were between female and male. ((They were fighting over her right to be out of the nesting box))

I find if I watch them closely when introducing two females, that what they do is chase each other around, act like they are going to peck one another, and then one finally submits to the other, and all is well.

But, if you're worried about them, it's good to separate them.
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No worry. What I did is placed my labtop next to the cage and turn on some video on budgies' song. Their attention was redirected and they are fine now. It works like a charm...try it! Make sure they get proper exercises too. They need it to get rid of energy build up! Keep them moving!
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