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Old 09-21-2015, 04:39 AM
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Question Mentally Insane Budgie? Or just Annoying...

I have a one year old albino budgie named asfa. We have had her for over 3 months now and everything seemed fine. She was an adorable little budgie flying around chirping sweetly. One month ago, we decided to give her company by buying a blue budgie the same age as Asfa. We named her Blu. ( Blu and Asfa are both girls by the way.) Anyway, they seemed to be getting a long well until last week. Asfa continuously tortures and bites Blue. By torture I mean she jumps on her and refuses to let her even eat. I have had to remove Blu from the cage whenever Asfa does this and feed her from my hand. This occurs quite oftenly but they are occasionally silent. The weird thing is Bku doesn't even fight back, she tolerates it. Asfa has been acting very weird. She constantly climbs upside down in the cage and loves hanging upside down and biting Blu. Blu has gotten a lot skinnier even though I feed her by hand whenever Asfa pushes her away from the food. Asfa has gotten quite chubby. Please help me. Is Asfa jealous, a meanie or just hyperactive and stupid?

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Welcome to the forums.

Your Asfa is not mentally insane nor stupid. Caging two or more females together can result in this outcome. Females are generally more bossy and dominant and when they come into breeding condition temperaments can flare and be intensified and this results in vicious fighting.

From your description, it's imperative you separate your budgie girls on a permanent basis. For Blu's overall health and happiness you need to cage her separately from Asfa or things will end up in tragedy with time.
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Welcome to talk budgies...

I agree with Aluz. Some hens can be very territorial, and separating them is the best thing you can do. They can still be caged next to each other and provide safe companionship. They also can have out of cage time together where the neutrality of thing's should keep them from having this problem...
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But when I do seperate them, Blu is very upset and so is Asfa. I separated them for a day and they both wouldn't eat and just sat at the bottom of their cages. I don't think separation is an option!

Thanks for your suggestions though!

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I understand what your saying but as Aluz said, she could end up badly hurting Blu. How big is the cage they are in together ? Your only other option which may or may not work, is to have them in a very large flight cage with both having their own territory and food/water dishes...
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Having twos of everything on their cage will minimize the problems. Do you have two food dishes to avoid fights for food?

If Blu is losing that much weight, it's clear she is not in a safe environment where she can thrive and the slow starvation coupled with bad fighting is not a good mix and you run the risk of one day coming home to a bird severely injured or dead if you keep them together on the same cage.

My advice at first is to truly separate your budgies into different rooms, let them settle into the new reality and they will begin eating and resuming life.
After some time has passed, you can then place both cages on the same room and see how things go.
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The cage is as big as an armchair, there are four perches, four rings, two food boxes and two water boxes. I suppose I should seperate them for a few days and trial that method. Thank you for your advice!
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Hi and to Talk Budgies!

I agree with Aluz.
You can not keep two budgies together when one is aggressive and bullying the other.

If you do not separate them, then Asfa is going to end up severely injuring or killing Blu.

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Agree with Aluz after reading your later post. Try the separation.
Hens can definitely be overly dominant. I'd try separate cages but
side by side, for now, but separated a few inches, so no one gets their toes bitten.
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You are dealing with young hens and possible the albino is coming into condition.
Above advice is wise and spot on from breeders and experienced budgie parents who know about handling these issues.

After the early hormones are reduced in a couple of years this will change. It is really best to separate. Even if they complain. Give a little tough love and some out of cage fly time together. Then back to private domicile. Get them busy flying and exercising in the AM then offer them a rest in the cage I bet the attacker will forget to be mad and look for the feed dish. Later there are possible adjustment to a cycle of reintroduction. Get a kabob and or fresh safe tree branches from the yard and offer the chewing option to express that

energy and possible hormone push. Keep your little devil so busy she will be begging to eat. Blessings, Jo Ann
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