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Old 05-14-2015, 07:57 AM
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Default Can an english budgie and normal budgie be housed together?

So I just heard back from a breeder with a baby english budgie that is almost ready to be taken home. The thing i'm worried about is their difference in size and temperament. Will they fight more than two normal budgies? If theres any risk, I guess i'll just go with getting her a friend of the same size.

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There is no problem in housing an English/Show Budgie with an American/Pet type budgie.
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Thanks so much for asking this question because I was wondering the same thing. I've been thinking about whether I should get another cage mate for Tweety now that Lemon is gone, and I have wanted a hand fed English budgie for years. Glad to hear the two kinds can be housed together, although I have other factors to consider. (Can a baby get along with a bossy, elderly female? :-P)
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Thanks so much for asking this question because I was wondering the same thing. I've been thinking about whether I should get another cage mate for Tweety now that Lemon is gone, and I have wanted a hand fed English budgie for years. Glad to hear the two kinds can be housed together, although I have other factors to consider. (Can a baby get along with a bossy, elderly female? :-P)
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I'm not sure I'd want to put a baby with a bossy, elderly female. After quarantine, I'd probably be more inclined to keep them in separate cages and see how they did together during supervised out-of-cage time together.

Then, over time, you can determine if the bossy, elderly female will be too aggressive and domineering with the baby.
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Thanks! If I do end up getting another budgie, I'd absolutely want to keep them separate and supervised and see how things go. I think even just having another budgie in a separate cage in the same room with occasional play time together would be good for Tweety.

Georgia, sorry for hijacking your thread.
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Thanks so much for asking this question because I was wondering the same thing. I've been thinking about whether I should get another cage mate for Tweety now that Lemon is gone, and I have wanted a hand fed English budgie for years. Glad to hear the two kinds can be housed together, although I have other factors to consider. (Can a baby get along with a bossy, elderly female? :-P)
English budgies are a lot more timid than regular budgies. Your bossy female budgie may potentially be a bad influence on the behavior of a hand-fed English if they're kept together.
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Thanks! If I do end up getting another budgie, I'd absolutely want to keep them separate and supervised and see how things go. I think even just having another budgie in a separate cage in the same room with occasional play time together would be good for Tweety.

Georgia, sorry for hijacking your thread.
I think that is a very wise choice!!
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5 years ago after I lost my Cockatiel Cookie, I couldn't bear to get another, so decided on budgies. I found a breeder who I got an American baby budgie from. The budgie was miserable alone, so the breeder gave me an English budgie to try out as a friend. The American budgie ended up bullying the English budgie badly so back went the English budgie and I got another American budgie. Interestingly, that budgie ended up bullying my original budgie some but not to the point where they did not get along. Hopefully your two will get along just great!
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