I would like to know anyones personal experience with trios? I have 3 male budgies. Icarus is my oldest, Emris and Kilgharrah are both 'babies' (about 8 weeks now) but not brothers. I bought them from a lady who had well over 200 budgies (so many LARGE aviaries
Now I can provide pictures to show I am not lying, but Emris is already bigger than Icarus
Icarus is about a year old now, and Emris is no more than 8 weeks. I'm really confused on this? This aside, Emris was very pleasant when he was introduced and happily shared living quarters with Icarus and Kilgharrah. They all sang happy birdy songs and played fine.
over the past week I noticed Icarus behaving very different. He was no longer on the top perch and he often stayed in corners. I watched more often and I have noticed Emris is pecking everyone, and screeching at Icarus until Icarus is hiding in a corner or on a lower shelf. It absolutely broke my heart!
As I speak Emris is in a small carry cage with me spending one on one time around the house with me. He has a charming nature when we're alone. I even discovered he sings along to songs, he matches the volume and after a while matches a similar rhythm. How clever! (or is this a budgie norm that I've never had the pleasure of seeing?)
How would you guys handle this situation? Is it a clash of personalities? How can a baby budgie bully my older budgie so much?? Will this pass? Kilgharrah and Icarus are happy together, and sing a lot more with Emris out of their cage. ANY advice is most welcome