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Old 10-30-2015, 05:38 PM
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Russell's brother recently passed away. He was ill for a few weeks and the treatment didn't work.

Russell has shown no signs of illness, although I'll certainly be keeping a close eye on him just in case.

My main concern at the moment is how he will cope on his own. The two have been together for their 3 year long life and compared to his brother, Russell hasn't been bothered so much with human company.

I'm looking for general advice for this scenario.

Perhaps this will be our chance to bond more but what signs should I be looking out for that he's lonely? What can I do to help keep him busy? And if I decide he does want company, how is it best to go about introducing birds (Russell can be a bit of a bully!)

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Does he have any out of cage time?
When my bird was alone, he didn't move about the cage much and wanted to be out as soon as I got in the room (we had no bond, he just wanted out).
I would wait a while before making any decisions.

If you do decide to get him a friend, another male budgie would be preferable.
Remember to quarantine the new bird (and I'd wait a good few weeks to consider it if the other bird was ill and probably give a good clean to your current cage just in case).
Of course, if Russell is a bully, a new friend might not be wise.

It might be a case of wait and see for now. He might be perfectly happy budgie with a human friend.
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Therm has given you good advice. I think you need to ask yourself if developing a bond with a bird that is used to bird companionship not human, is something you have the time and heartfelt desire to do. If yes is the answer, it will most likely take a lot of time and patience.

As far as another companion goes, I also think another male would be the way to go, and perhap's even an adult rescue bird or retired breeder. After quarantine, the two can be caged next to each other, and given out of cage time together to develop a friendship before being caged together...
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Therm and Randy have given you excellent advice.

I agree with both of them 100%.
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Thank you for starting this thread, I have two boys and am dreading the day when this will happen to me, although hopefully not anytime soon. Spending lots of time with your budgie is important, especially now. If you don't end up getting another budgie, you need to spend at least 1-2 hours with him every day, maybe more. So sorry for the loss of your other little boy. -mexicoandice
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I have two budgies, and was worried about a year ago when one of my birds died, that Zephyr would be lonely, so I got a new companion for him. It turned out to be a good thing, they get along well, in spite of the fact that Zephyr is 14 years old and the new bird, Snowy, is probably only 2. I have since decided that it is not necessary to have two birds however. A friend of mine from out of town came to visit for a few days and brought her lone budgie with her. "Buddy" is a very happy active bird who spends lots of time "socializing" with his reflection in the mirrors that my friend provided for him. Buddy also listens to bird sounds on the computer. This made me realize that a lone bird can still be a happy bird.
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Thank you for all your kind words and advice!

My biggest concern was Russell's prior reluctance when it came to human company. His brother was far more interested in people!

However, Russell does seem to be doing OK so far and I'm spending a lot of time with him. I let him out in the mornings before work as well as in the evenings now for extra bonding time.

Hopefully we will get closer, but another bird is certainly an option if the situation changes/doesn't improve.

If anyone else has any further tips, I'd love to hear them. I'll let you all know how the situation progresses.
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I agree with all the advice you've been given and I'm glad he's doing alright

He'll probably not be himself for a few more days, still, as he gets over his sadness, but after that you'll start to see if he's warming up to you or if he needs another friend. Please keep us posted!
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