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Old 05-27-2016, 08:13 PM
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Hey there,
I have two Budgies, Django (Female) and Bubba (Male) who live in a cage separate to my Cockatiel, Chicken.
When Chicken and the Budgies are out of the cage, he loves going to spend time with them. But in the past day or two, Django has started acting up and will chase Chickens tail, biting it or standing and riding on it. She also started standing on Bubba's back, which he really dislikes. Bubba also, who is usually very gentle and a bit dumb and seems to follow Django's lead has also started biting Chickens tail.
It's only been a day or so of this, but the problem seems to be escalating and I could do with some advice. Thanks!

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Old 05-28-2016, 04:06 AM
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Hello, it sounds as though your hen could be either in condition or coming into condition. I have flagged your post so our more experienced members will get back to you shortly I hope.
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Hi Gabi,

I'm sorry you are having problems with your budgies. Given the current situation and the fact that your cockatiel is being bullied by your budgies on a consistent manner, for the overall safety and well being of all birds involved, it's best that Chicken has separate out of cage time away from your budgies.
You can cater to Chicken's social needs by spending daily one-on-one quality time with him.

Has Django always exhibited more of an aggressive behaviour, or did you only notice this change recently?
As to the interactions between your budgies, your Django is exhibiting dominance over Bubba by standing on his back, this is also undesirable behaviour and given the fact she is still so young, you really need to pay close attention to her behaviour and the way she interacts with Bubba, so that you have a better idea on her temperament/personality which may not be compatible to allow her to have a same species mate to share a cage with . If Bubba is visibly bothered by this and in order to avoid this unwanted behaviour from escalating and possibly ending up in vicious fighting between them, it would be a good idea to move your Django to a spare cage and to give her some time for her to cool off.
Later on, you can allow your budgies to have closely supervised out of cage time together and depending on how they go, you can then keep it up or not. If things go well and you wish to have them back together as cagemates, you will have to continue to pay attention to how they interact and if the undesirable behaviour and bullying continues, then having them housed separately on a permanent basis would be the best solution.

Best of luck with everything!
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Gabi,

aluz has offered you excellent advice and I agree with her 100%.
For the well-being of both Bubba and Chicken, I believe it would be best to house Django separately at this time.

Best wishes!
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Gabi, you've been given good advice on a solution for this. I know it's a pain keeping everyone separate. I can empathize with that because I keep several different species of birds myself, and while 2 get along, I have to take precautionary measures such as separate out of cage time (which the birds might not necessarily like), and different rooms, and might be inconvenient to us humans, but we must do what we have to in order to keep all of our pets safe . In a 'perfect world' everything would be so easy!
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Greetings Gabi.you got some wonderful and helpful advice for your birds safety.I also agree with everyone as well.I hope things will get better soon for your birds.looking forward to seeing some photos soon.blessings and we're here for you.
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