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Old 10-10-2015, 08:05 PM
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Should budgies always be kept in pairs or is a threesome workable? Someone local is rehoming a bonded pair and I need a friend for my single budgie. I am concerned that a threesome means someone is going to wind up the third wheel.

My budgie is 6.5 months and male. The pair no longer have baby bars on their head. One appeared to be female and the other could not be discerned from the picture. The breeder I normally use sells her babies quickly so will probably only be able to sell me 7-9 week old baby. I think the local English show breeder doesn't sell as much of his stock and may be able to match my current budgies age & sex.

Which is best? The rehomed pair, a known and reliable breeder or an unknown breeder with more stock that can match sex & age of my current budgie?

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Old 10-10-2015, 08:12 PM
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Although it would be nice to help the person looking to rehome their birds, I think it's best to have even numbers whenever possible. Since the pair is already bonded, there is no way to know how they will accept your current budgie.

As your goal is to get a friend for your current budgie, I'd look at the option of purchasing from the English show breeder and get a little male close in age to the one you already have.
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I agree with Deborah....get your bird a pal. You could try the trio but most folk's find three is a crowd and someone get's left out. Even more probable if you take in a bonded pair...
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Thanks, I was leaning towards the english show breeder as well. I still have to check him out. I really haven't been able to find out much about him.
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Thanks, I was leaning towards the english show breeder as well. I still have to check him out. I really haven't been able to find out much about him.
I hope everything checks out properly.

Please be sure to let us know what happens.
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I decided to go back to the breeder I know. What I could find out about the other breeder raised questions not enough to draw a conclusion but enough to make me uncomfortable. I will be meeting with the current breeder tomorrow and checking out her 9 week old clutch and her 6 week old clutch. Depending on what I choose I may or may not come home with a new baby tomorrow. Some of them are weaned but not all of them.

I decided to leave Tico in his old cage for now and put the new baby in the new A&E flight cage.

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The cage looks good.
We'll be looking forward to finding out if you come home with a baby budgie tomorrow.
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I would not mix the bonded couple with your existing budgie. They are likely to fight.

Though it seems you have already decided to go with a different choice. Good luck in your pursuit
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