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Old 09-26-2015, 02:53 PM
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Hello everyone! I've just set up a brand-new Prevue F40 flight for my flock and it's perfect. The flock in question consists of three budgies - Sam, Arthur, and Sydney, and Sam's best friend Freddy, who is a cockatiel. The four get along perfectly and love the space for all their toys and playthings. It also lets them all have their own quiet corner if they need it, something their prior 30 x 18 cage did not allow at all.



I just love the size of this cage. It's huge for them but doesn't take up anymore floor space than a dresser or a table would.









Sam is our entirely green budgie, he is also our only tame parakeets. He was raised and handled from birth in my care and I had his parents until recently when some circumstances required some downsizing of the hobby. He's very friendly and loves to land and play on people, especially in their hair.

Arthur then is the green and yellow pied, and he isn't human-tame but that's not a big issue since he has other birds to play with. I actually found Arthur loose outdoors a little over a year ago and took him in, and I was never able to find where he came from and can only assume he either escaped or was abandoned (probably the best thing that ever happened to him.)

Sydney is an English budgerigar and he is Arthur's absolute best friend and has been since the two were introduced a month after we got Arthur. Arthur was just silent and depressed to the extreme for weeks after we found him and finally we decided he needed a companion. He absolutely shone with personality after that and now the inseparable pair has never looked back.



Then, of course, Freddy. Freddy is a 3-4 month old presumably male cockatiel and he is bonded with Sam but everyone pretty much likes everyone in this group so it's not an exclusive friendship.



The budgies never hurt the cockatiel and Freddy, who was introduced at a very young age to parakeet society, is always gentle with them and has accepted the trio as his adoptive flock. While I've definitely had pushy or bully-like budgies in the past with whom I would not attempt co-habitation with other species, Arthur and Sydney are absolutely and completely docile and haven't a mean bone in their bodies. Sam, seeing as he's just a teenager himself, does sometimes have a much bigger personality and can be quite a lot to take in, but he never tries to hurt Freddy and if Freddy doesn't want to play he just moves away and Sam goes off to try his luck elsewhere, with the other guys or one of his favorite toys. Usually though, Freddy has no problem joining in Sam's games. He mimics all of Sam's budgie noises perfectly and uses them when interacting with the parakeets and he is very content to allow Sam to preen his feathers for him or even sit on his back without getting upset. There's a lot of trust between them all and it makes for a very fun and entertaining dynamic.



- however! It needs to be noted that not all parakeets get along with all cockatiels and it is ALWAYS a matter of personalities and individuals and a tricky matter if multiple species are to be kept together! Freddy gets along with Sam, Arthur, and Sydney very well, but I have had very aggressive budgies that would not have gotten along with Freddy, and a cockatiel who absolutely hated parakeets and would be beyond miserable if forced to share board with one, let alone three.

Even with the big cage, in which all four are housed together now, I generally try to let all of the birds out during the day to fly and burn off extra energy. In addition to the parrots, also we have a male and female canary (Weaver and Sierra), two adolescent sibling diamond doves (Dilly and Dally), two orange-cheeked waxbill finches (Trixie and Tango), 3 society finches (Apollo, Cirrus, and Claire), and a ringneck dove named Sparky who all get time out together with the parrots and each other. Six cages total in the room, a mostly unused spare kitchen (it does still have a fridge) that gets a lot of bright sun throughout the day and makes the perfect bird room.










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wow, what a beautiful bird set up you have! I love it!
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Awesome new cage, no doubt your bird's love it. That is quite a collection of feathered friends you have, thank's for sharing some beautiful pic's....
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:04 PM
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Woah! That's crazily amazing! How long have you had all these birds? The room is absolutely beautiful, and ohmygosh I love your birds. Their so cute! I think you did an amazing job with the new cage and your flock. Wow, it's just really great.
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I got my first birds in 2013 and it has just grown from there. They were a pair of society finches - Apollo's parents actually. I probably wouldn't have gotten into budgies at all had we not found Arthur.
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Th picture of Arthur and Sydney made me laugh. It looks like Arthur is in awe of Syd.
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That sounds awesome. Hehe finches were my first birds too. Yay Arthur! haha yeah it does Therm XD
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Dylan,
Thanks for sharing the stories of your budgies, their friends and the pictures with us. You flock is gorgeous and you set-up for everybirdie is great! I love what you've done with your new F040 cage. I have five of them myself.

I appreciate you going into detail for the newer members regarding the fact that some budgies don't get on well with cockatiels as that is important for those new to budgies to know.

I'm looking forward to future updates about your beautiful birdies!
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Your birds and your set up is beautiful! I also appreciate that you took the time to explain the cockatiel-budgie situation so as to not confuse new members

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