07-12-2015, 10:24 AM
I truly think for Sheik's health and well-being, getting him a mature male permanent budgie friend is your best option.
You indicated in your initial post in this thread:
"This post was both to share my first hand experience with the big mistake of getting an unweaned chick from the nest box and to see if the more experienced members can help me with 7-month-old Sheik."
You have experienced and knowledgable members giving you excellent advice at this time, but again seem unwilling to follow it.
Sheik is not a well-adjusted budgie.
Unfortunately the poor little fellow is going to have on-going emotional problems unless you take action now to change that.
At 7 months old, Sheik is still young enough to benefit from having a full-time mature male budgie buddy.
In addition to the benefit of learning to be a budgie, Sheik will (hopefully) lose some of his unnatural over-attachment toward you.
In my opinion, to be a mature and responsible pet-owner sometimes means making sacrifices of what you "want" in order to do what is best for the animal's health and well-being.
I'm sorry if you think this is harsh.
I believe it's time you face the fact that Sheik's current problems are a result of your earlier decisions and if you don't make good choices now things will only get worse over time.
Please think carefully about what is best for Sheik and act accordingly.