Female budgie agressive? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-01-2015, 03:13 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:Garry is offline
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 2
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Garry is on a distinguished road
Unhappy Female budgie agressive?

Hi there,this is quite a long story.

My female budgie started acting strange about 2 - 3 months ago. SHe ran up and down the pirch. My father and I did some research of all her behavior and she seemed to be ready to lay eggs. We went out and bought a nesting box, she explored and eventually went inside. About 2 or 3 days later the wood shavings inside the box were shredded smaller and placed inside the hole inside the nesting box. She then proceeded to take them out and they are no longer in the hole. Now she has not laid an egg after 2 - 3 months but she stays in the box 24/7 or most of the time but very aggressive suddenly since the box came. We have now taken the box out as we are frustrated with her biting and aggression as she never used to be like this till the box came. When we stand by the cage she will come down on the furthest side of the cage where the box used to be and come to the door of the cage and look at us. She is still aggressive now, biting me and my dad bleeding and her feathers are puffed up most of the time especially around the vent and the stomach and her tail is bobbing. Can anybody identify as to why she is so aggressive? Even though the nesting box is out?

Thanks so much
Garry

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-01-2015, 07:00 AM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome to the forums, Garry!

I'm sorry you are having problems with your budgie. The fact that she was running up and down the perch does not mean she wanted to lay eggs, she was just letting out her energy and being happy. Budgies do this when very excited and when wanting to get out of the cage for some flight time.

And yes, getting her nest box does potentiate and increases aggression on some female budgies. If they have latent bad temper, adding a nesting spot will increase the bad temper and violence/aggression.

Do not ever give her anything that she can use for a nest. Right now, she needs to get out of the violent frame of mind and that takes time.
You can rearrange her cage, do a total makeover in order to decrease her aggressive territorial behaviour.
If she does end up laying an egg, let her do so on the bottom of the cage, do not give her any nesting materials. By rearranging the cage or moving her to a completely different cage, you will throw her off the breeding/laying mood, and her laying cycle will be broken making her to not lay a full clutch of eggs.

Go back to basics as far as training goes, you need to re-establish a trusting bond with your budgie girl before attempting to have a more hands on approach with her. Start by talking to her on a calm, positive and encouraging way. Try not to show fear, because budgies are able to pick on our emotions and act according to them.
Only when you see her getting more curious toward you and actually moving closer when you sit by her cage, can you slowly introduce your hand to her and proceed to go through with the step up command (stepping up to finger or hand).

For more info and tips on how to improve the bond with your budgie and to train her, be sure to check the stickies on the Training and Bonding section of the forums.

I'm wishing you the best of luck with your budgie girl.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
  #3  
Old 09-01-2015, 03:50 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,713
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi and to Talk Budgies!

I agree with aluz completely.
At this time, starting over from the very beginning with your budgie's taming and bonding is important. You need to teach her to trust you as that is the most important thing to curbing her aggression toward you.

To build your budgieís trust, sit by her cage and read, talk or sing quietly to her for a period of at least 10-15 minutes, 3 or 4 times day. After the 2nd or 3rd day, rest your hand on the outside of the cage when you talk to her so she'll learn that your hand is safe and will not hurt her.

After a week, rest your hand inside the cage when you talk.
Donít make sudden moves, donít try to touch her.
Let her get used to the idea that the hand is now in her safe place and not harming her.
After 2 weeks, begin moving your hand slowly toward your budgie and begin your taming and bonding sessions.

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
You'll find most of your basic questions are answered after you've read through all of them.

I'm looking forward to hearing all about your budgie and hopefully seeing some pictures soon!!

TalkBudgies.com Rules and Guidelines
How-To Guides - Talk Budgies Forums
Frequently Asked Questions: Talk Budgies Forums - FAQ
List of Stickies - Talk Budgies Forums

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html
https://talkbudgies.com/emergency-roo...t-aid-kit.html
https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...important.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...watch-out.html

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...age-sizes.html
Essentials to a Great Cage-Talk Budgies Forums

https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html
Examples Of Pictures To Post And Not Post - Talk Budgies Forums
https://talkbudgies.com/mutations-gen...tion-help.html

Helpful Links - Talk Budgies Forums
Budgie Articles Forum - Talk Budgies Forums

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

__________________

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-02-2015, 01:05 AM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,551
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hello and to the forums

I also agree. She needs to be taught that you aren't there to menace her, even though you know you aren't her aggression has gotten the better of her.

Please keep us posted on the situation and I'm sure she will come round eventually

If you have any other questions, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.