I have a question but I'll start with some background. As some of you know, my new baby budgie Oreo and I have been together for about two weeks now. He's really the sweetest creature, he preens me every day before bed and he has a wonderful little personality that I learn more about every day. I have decided, however, that its not good to leave him all by himself for the work day (he has a lot of toys that he enjoys in his cage, but I still feel guilty, especially because he gets so excited to hear birdies outside!) I've contacted his breeder mom and she says she still has some of his siblings left for adoption, so I'm going to go out and bring one of his brothers home. I know the quarantine rules so my question isn't related to that, it is more about how my relationship with Oreo will change? Will he forget all about me with his new friend? I do so like his preens and our bond ! thanks for responding!
If he is that attached to you, when you bring another budgie home, he will have two worlds at the same time: one with you when you are home and one with his friend.
I don't think we should worry about a budgie losing his tameness or willing to spend more time with his budgie friend, because it is his life and in unnatural for him (captivity) environment and it will make him much happier.
Since the sibling is coming from the same breeder and you've only had Oreo for two weeks, you will not need to quarantine the baby unless you wish to do so for bonding purposes.
Yes, your relationship with Oreo will change. Oreo and his sibling will bond to one another. That is not to say you can't work with training and bonding with them both -- they are young and since Oreo is already used to you, there is a good chance the 2nd baby will follow his lead and think you are a fun playmate too.
Hi As Deb has stated Oreo's relationship with you will change if you bring another budgie into the picture. But as it is such a short time frame I agree also you will have twice the fun so to speak !
can't wait to hear all about the new one what is his name going to be ?
Thank you all! Nika, I agree, as much as I love my buddy I couldn't give him all the attention that he needs and deserves, and I'd rather him be happy than me feel satisfied at having all his attention.
Deb and Cathy, its wonderful news that the quarantine is not necessary! Part of me was wondering if that would be the case but I was going to ask the breeder, in detail, when I went to pick Jackson up. That will be new baby's name I can't wait!! I hope my little guys like me, and make me part of the clan, I sure as heck love them so much!!
Congratulations on your new little budgie Oreo... I only have one budgie as i wanted him to bond with me so i could teach him to talk.. My budgie is happy when we go out for a few hours or so i have plently of toys for him to play with and when i come home we get him out for his play he is out all of the time when we are home... I am not out a lot but Indi has the biggest personality I am glad that he has bonded with me. If you want your budgie to talk it is hard if you have two they will bond with each other.. There is a member on talk budgies Sam she has two budgies and they have both bonded with her.. So if you spend a lot of time with both birds and get them out at the same time they will both bond with you. It can be done... Good Luck..
Thank you Lyn! Update is I brought Jackson home, Oreo was very curious instantly, and immediately tried to preen him but Jackson was having none of it. Some squabbling ensued but nothing too serious. Jackson was the youngest of the siblings but he's the bossiest, I think he's taking the dominant role in this household…whenever Oreo tries to preen him he pecks him away and Oreo will move on to another perch temporarily, but Oreo constantly follows him around and makes attempts to preen him, its very endearing to watch but I also feel so sad for my boy when he's shunned! When they feed Jackson will usually peck Oreo away so I introduced a second feed, as soon as Jackson moved to it Oreo followed, then Oreo pecked Jackson away! Haha, madness. Sorry I'm going on and on I have so much fun watching them…they were also regurgitating on and off for a while there, so I think they're friends?