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Old 11-01-2015, 12:32 AM
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So now quarantine time is over, I am trying to introduce my new baby budgie to my tiny flock of 3 (Icarus, Emris and Kilgharrah).

Emris is what I assume to be the big boss of the trio. He is bigger than the other two and is also bossier.

My problem is, the few times I have introduced Honey (my new budgie) Emris just hates him. The other two birds are curious and want to walk up to him, but Emris puts a stop to it. He is even putting his feet on Honey and grabbing him with them then pecking him! I've never seen him be so mean. Honey bops around and tries to perch with the other budgies, but Emris just bullies him away.

I have read advice to keep the cage side by side, but this frustrates Honey as he wants to go play, and Emris just wants to pick a fight through the cage.

Am I just going to have to separate them forever or is there another way?

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Can Honey not be caged with the new budgie? If she is curious and not aggressive it might be an idea to keep them together and leave the other two in the current cage for now.
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If Emris is ruining the other three's bonding/playing time, I would try and pair them up, maybe. Is there a budgie Honey seems most interested in? If so, I would take him and the other budgie and cage them together so they can get to know each other and so the older budgie can show Honey the ropes. The other and Emris can be caged in another cage, provided that Emris isn't mean to them, too. That way when Honey is all settled in, they can have playtime all together and maybe Honey and his buddy can stand up to Emris.

That's all I can think of, I'm sorry that Emris is being so mean!
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If Emris is ruining the other three's bonding/playing time, I would try and pair them up, maybe. Is there a budgie Honey seems most interested in? If so, I would take him and the other budgie and cage them together so they can get to know each other and so the older budgie can show Honey the ropes. The other and Emris can be caged in another cage, provided that Emris isn't mean to them, too. That way when Honey is all settled in, they can have playtime all together and maybe Honey and his buddy can stand up to Emris.

That's all I can think of, I'm sorry that Emris is being so mean!
I can't believe I didn't think of this solution.

This is a great idea, thanks for sharing it with me! I will try it after work today
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You're very welcome, please let us know how it turns out!
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Starling offered excellent advice.

I'll be interested in how Honey and the budgie you choose to put with him do together and will be checking back into this thread for your updates!
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