Worried about budgie behaviour - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-28-2016, 04:45 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:Birdo is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Birdo is on a distinguished road
Default Worried about budgie behaviour

Hello all,

We have a year old budgie and around 2 months ago we got a new baby budgie and they are both males, they are best are friends but recently the new budgie seems to be bossing the other around, getting him away from food, not letting him play with toys etc. My year old budgie seems to feel intimidated by the other and back away, also the new budgie is slightly bigger. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do? Or do you think my new budgie is just going through a phase?

Thank you!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-28-2016, 04:53 PM
Birdbaby (Angie)
Hatchling
State:
 
Profile:Birdbaby is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 202
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 169
Rep Power: 4
Birdbaby has a spectacular auraBirdbaby has a spectacular aura
Default

If it were me, I would separate them. I had to do that with my girls because of the same thing. No major squabbles but one was continuously keeping the other from eating, playing etc. Once I separated them they are BOTH much happier. It was almost immediately obvious. And my poor Cosmo (who was being bullied) ate so much it made me feel just terrible for waiting to separate them.
  #3  
Old 07-28-2016, 04:56 PM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome to the forums!

I'm sorry you are having problems with your budgies. Do you happen to have twos of everything in the cage (two food bowls, two same type toys, etc) in order to minimize the fights?

If your budgie is barely able to lead his normal life due to the constant interference from the younger budgie, then the best course of action is to house your budgies on separate cages.

You can allow your budgies closely supervised out of cage time together and depending on how they behave, you can keep it up or not.
If the bullying is carried on during out of cage time, then it's also best to give separate out of cage time.

The information on this link may be of use: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 07-28-2016, 06:50 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,842
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi! to Talk Budgies

It isn't fair for the older bird to be bullied and intimidated.

I would put the two budgies in separate cages and try allowing them to have out-of-cage time together. Once your younger bird gets through his "teenage" stage he may not try to dominate the other as much. As aluz mentioned, if there is bullying during out of cage time as well, then they will need to have separate out-of-cage time for the older budgie's well-being.

Please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

You'll find most of your basic questions about budgies and caring for them will have been answered after you've read through all of them.

Site Guidelines
How-To Guides
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Budgie Articles
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...-stickies.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...ng-forums.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html
Avian First Aid
Why Quarantine?

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...watch-out.html

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-new-old.html

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...age-sizes.html
https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...directory.html

When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.

To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as PhotoBucket and follow the steps in these instructions:
https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html

Examples Of Pictures To Post And Not Post - Talk Budgies Forums

By the way, all photos entered in any of our forum contests must be a full-size photo and not a thumbnail attachment so it's good to know how to upload them!

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

__________________

  #5  
Old 07-29-2016, 12:45 AM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,583
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hello there and to the forums!

I couldn't agree more with the advice given. Separating them is important, and in the future, interactions between them can be reevaluated. Any type of bullying is very stressful for both budgies so it should be stopped as soon as possible.

Be sure to read though the links provided, too, to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care and practices. If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around, and we'd love to see pictures of your budgies when you get a chance!

__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:04 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.