I do have a question about budgie bonding. My newest pair (Shoutmon & Butterfly) bonded almost instantly and they preen each other and the male feeds the female. Those two are hardly away from each other. Those two are great together. (They are just turning 1 within the next month)
My other pair (Tweety & Aero) which I've had for well over a year I am not 100% sure if they are bonded. They don't act like the above pair in every way. They can be seen on opposite end of the cage one minute and then the next Aero is feeding Tweety and then preening her feathers. Sometimes Tweety allows him to be next to her other times....she is chasing him away to be alone in her favorite spot. I have never seen her preen his feathers...which could just be timing on my end.
I wanted to know for certain since I was thinking of adding the White budgie back into the cage with Tweety (and possibly moving Aero to a separate cage if things did get violent). He is always watching the cage and singing to her and she does sometimes whistle back to him as well. All three have gotten along great before with no issues aside from what I'm guessing was slight territory issues. Never any blood or anything of the sort but maybe a feather out of place. Generally they all got along great.
Hard to know for certain, all you can do is put them together if that's what you want, and see what happen's. As bird's mature, and as they come in and out of breeding condition, how they react to their flock mate's can change...
You need to be cautious with your pair's unless you are prepared, and desire to have them breed...
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As per them breeding I am more than happy to let them do as they want. I am more than ready to take on that responsibility etc. I'm sure I will have questions when, and if, they do ever have eggs. I will have the help of my mother in law who has hand raised and bred multiple birds. I think she is just as excited as I am about the thought of little parakeets
Well as for Aero and Tweety they have been together for a long time and that is the most I've ever seen. I just wanted to be certain before I did that. If they were bonded I didn't want to separate them since I'm guessing that can be rough on both of them. Just wanting to play it safe on my end I guess.
As Randy says, it is always a bit of lottery as to how the flock will behave. I successfully had 3 together (two cocks and a hen) for quite a while, but introducing a 4th bird completely upset the cage harmony. But in other introductions, everyone has been happy. You never really know how strong bonds are or how weak allegiances are until you do it. As I'm sure you don't need reminding, close supervision from you will be critical!
I think I'm right in saying that you won't get eggs if there is no nesting box. However, I don't believe this will not stop them mating if they really want to!
Your budgies are lovely by the way, I've left a few comments saying so in your gallery!
Thank you! Yeah I am watching them right now. I had their cages next to each other for awhile as well. The white one went in great by himself...flew right to Tweety and started feeding her which she happily let him. Though the second he had no more she chased him away but he doesn't seem to care since he just goes back to her anyway. Aero is just watching and seem like he could care less or maybe he just doesn't want to be on the receiving end of her 'anger'.
They all got along before when they were in the same cage so maybe that helped too. Though to be honest now.. Aero is doing the 'mating dance' to him again and that is why I originally thought he was a she lol.
Though when that isn't going on thet just hit each others beaks together and talk to each other. Aside from that the white one seems thrilled to be back in their cage. Aero seems the same and Tweety is back to her normal grumpy self though she hasn't swung her head around...which is good. I think she only does that when she doesn't like something....which happens to be any toy in her cage. She finds a way to throw them to the bottom of the cage and will refuse to let Aero any where near them. Though she has no choice with the toys she can't knock down and Aero loves them.