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Old 06-05-2015, 09:32 AM
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As I read postings on the forum it looks like most members have multiple budgies. Some species seem to be happier with a friend rather than a single budgie home. Is this really true? I would love to hear from members that have one budgie and how the bird is doing as far as behavior and health. Do you think your budgie is happy without another budgie friend?

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Old 06-05-2015, 09:44 AM
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Hi Dianne,

I have a single budgie and I think he's happy and healthy! He is chirping and singing a lot,even talking a few words. He enjoys his toys and he also loves to spend time with me. When I have to leave him alone I turn on the radio for him.
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Prior to the last few years, I always had a single budgie rather than multiples.

For people who have the time to spend interacting with their budgie for several hours each day, having a solo bird can be quite rewarding for both the human and the budgie.

The budgie considers you to be his flock-mate and loves spending time with you. My budgies all were healthy, happy, active and social little fellows.
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I have a single budgie here, named Baby She spends at least 8 hours per day out of her cage, so she gets a lot of interaction. When I got her from the breeder, she said that Baby would always rather be with people than her brothers/sisters Silly little bird. She is very curious and always has to check out what you're up to. She just recently learned how to say "I Love You". She is happy and healthy.
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I am sure your budgie will be very happy on his own as long as you continue to give him lots of love and attention, ideally throughout the day. I think it's true to say that they need company and things going on, but in my experience a human can easily provide that. You may find that some of the 'multiple budgie' people do so because they work during the day. And some, because they just enjoy the interaction between the birds. Your budgie would let you know if he needs a friend by his behaviour - if you work all day and he spends a lot of time being quiet and unresponsive then he probably needs a friend. It is obvious that you love your little bird from you asking the question - I'm sure you will pick it up from him if you need to change anything!
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I have a single budgie and he is a wack job xD he is always energetic and full of life, I'm positive he is happy, as long as you give them the attention they want they will be as happy
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As most of you know already, I have a single lady.

Mallorn has done very well alone, and loves me like a flockmate. She is perfectly happy and healthy, eats well, and interacts daily with me and her toys. She has a routine which she follows religiously and she is very demanding, which is charming, to say the least, but also gives her an attitude

Princess Mallorn is just that--a princess of her own little kingdom, with me as her subject.

And that's the way she likes it
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Thanks everyone for your responses. Sounds good to me.
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I also have a single budgie. He is tamed and talks and is lots of fun.

However, I sometimes notice that he might be happier with a mate. He's not very playful, and I wonder if a mate would bring out a more playful nature. Because of his health problems, we can't get him a friend, but he loves listening to budgies on YouTube!

I wish now that we had brought two budgies together for his sake, but we adore our little guy!
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I also just have one budgie, and that was the case in the past as well (this is my third). Princess Jakob is a happy, healthy little bird. I work 5 days a week, and on those days she's alone for up to 10 hours. Whenever possible, I'll work from home one day a week, and she's always out of the cage as soon as I get home. I read about bed-time hours on here recently. Because mine is alone during the days, she's actually not in "bed" till around 10pm, so she has a good few hours with me every single day.

Weekends are for her. I'll let her out as soon as I get up, and she'll be singing and dancing, not knowing what to play with first.

You need to ensure you have time to spend with a bird if you're only going to have one, but it really doesn't have to be a problem. I leave the radio on when I'm out, so it's not quiet.
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