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Old 05-24-2016, 03:00 PM
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So, WHO has RANDY BUDGIE SYNDROME?


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Any successful ideas to nip this behaviour in the bud? Any good stories you want to share where you had a problem birdie?

He is harassing Blueberry for Oya's attention. They have been getting into some fights -- nothing too deadly, but I know Blueberry gets stressed out over it because I can see "redrum" flashing in his eyes. If anyone has seen the movie "The Shining", you'll know what that means.

Oya is the only female in my flock right now and Blueberry and Oya are a couple, so naturally, Jasper isn't fully satisfied with his bungie perch. Needless to say, I have separated them, given them time outs with cover on, distracted him with foods and youtube videos. My birds don't like being caged during the day and they have free rein of the apartment which usually extends to their perch and cage area.

I am also not ready to get them a couple more gals just yet -- for Zucchini and Jasper. Zucchini, on the other hand, is totally zen and just gets the heck outta the way.

Anyway, I'd love to hear any cute and irritating stories of your randy budgies and what you might have done to curb or tame the beast.

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Old 05-24-2016, 03:48 PM
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It seems your Jasper has a bit of "Spring fever" and if his advances begin to truly disrupt the flock's harmony and Blueberry is being affected by this then you may need to implement more strict measures in order to give Jasper the time to cool off and get his hormones under control.
This can be done by housing him on a separate cage, you can place him with Zuchinni if they are good buddies. A temporary schedule for different out of cage times would also be good until Jasper calms down.
During this time you can set up some playful activities to make Jasper occupied and in the process to tire him out and make him forget about his current passion.

Good Luck!
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One of my boys, Jay, had this problem when he first came into season.

I only allowed him to interact with his cage mate during this time for the harmony to remain with the others. I don't think it's fair for them to have to constantly fly away from an over excited male budgie. Jay soon calmed down and is allowed out with his other budgie friends when I allow the flock to socialise together, under my supervision.
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aluz and Therm have both offered good advice.

To help with the continual urge to "mate", ensure your budgie has access to lots of flight/climbing exercise.
Provide two or three swings to encourage him to keep moving and tire himself out.
Chew toys like Kabobs and other shredding toys are helpful and you should provide plenty of wood to chew--especially when he is in condition.

Reduce the number of hours of light he gets as well as the percent of protein and other foods used to bring birds into condition.
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Ahh, so now I know what a Randy Budgie Syndrome is

I must say, Jasper sure is one handsome fellow and I'm sure Blueberry must be quite intimidated by this other Randy rooster in the henhouse.
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