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Old 03-20-2015, 10:15 PM
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Okay so I have 3 budgies, one male and 2 females. The green female is always with the male and they always mate, but no egg whatever.
I used to always feed my 2 females spinach but when I bought the male I noticed he eats MUCH more and he goes insane over it.

I brought a piece of spinach out, the couple were over at the near bottom of the big cage eating seeds and the other male was all the way up in the corner of the cage sitting there (highest spot in the cage) as she loves to do.

I put the spinach through the cage, she took one bite and immediately the male budgie flew and crashed through all the toys in the cage; as if there was a black friday but on spinach and sped over to the corner, shoved the female away and started chewing.

I brought three pieces out and hung them in seperate spots so they eat from different ones and so that the male doesnt hog the whole piece up cause he eats like a pig.

The females were barely 1/4th done with their piece and the male had most of his finished, he hoped to another piece of spinach shoved the female away and began eating. The 2 females started full out fighting each other so I had to tug one of their tails so that they would stop.

The male is always mean, he WILL bite you, unless you give him like a treat, he is mean to the other birds at times, he eats like a hog, and he doesn't get it.

What do I do

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Old 03-21-2015, 12:08 AM
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My two go nuts for spinach as well, I place two piles at opposite ends of the cage so they have a choice. Sometimes they share, sometimes not. But always more than a leaf or two, usually ten leaves per pile.

Please don't pull your budgie's tail ever. It's really not good for either their feather and bum or their trust with you
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Yeah I know but then I had to poke my budgie, she is so jealous and I have to show her that Im not happy when she fights with the other birds. Its ridiculous.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:40 AM
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How big is your cage, having two females and one male together is not a good combination in the first place. Females will fight over a male and harass him so he will be stressed.
Perhaps you should separate the female and male that have bonded and let the other female have her own cage.
AS advised please don't ever pull your budgies tail, or flick it or even yell at it as it doesn't understand what you are wanting.
The problems are because of the situation they are in.
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I have to show her that Im not happy when she fights with the other birds. Its ridiculous.
She doesn't care whether you're happy about the fights. This isn't about you. She's fighting because fighting is the only way these poor birds can resolve disputes when they're trapped together in a cage and don't like each other.

They're struggling to cope with a bad situation that you put them in. It's your responsibility to fix the situation, not punish them for trying to resolve it the only ways they know how.

The lone hen needs her own cage. Don't wait until one of your birds is injured or killed.

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