I was told before, to keep my budgies in separated cages. The vet told me that my male budgie will easily get depressed and stop eating if he doesn't have company. She was the one who told me that the budgies should share the same cage.
As expected,The female became the queen of the cage and food.
At first it was easy for me to control their weight by keeping each budgie in their separated cages. But the female wanted to be in the biggest cage with the male and they were missing each other.
As the months passed by, they start kissing. I have never seen them preening each other.
Her cere is pretty crusty and brown and it's being like that for weeks
I have been observing them pretty close. My female is a bit naughty and likes adventure. She gets bored even though she has plenty of toys and she is always waiting for me to take her out and I always do, whenever I come back from work.
Around 7 (Bed time for them) the female gets anxious,bored and aggressive so I take them to bed
Today they were both happily kissing each other and suddenly,she bite the male's wing and I separated them in different rooms. Then after a while, I got her back in the cage with the male and she actually bite him in seconds and took out a little blood feather.
I feel really sad an heart broken. I know the female won't ever kill him but I don't want her to attack him. I don't know if I'm naive but sometimes I think that the female will change.
Maybe it is because he is smaller, thinner and with less feathers. He is a really calm little guy fearful of a bossy female. When they are both together, he chirps but he chirps more and play more with toys when she is not in the cage.
I hate when she bullies him. I want that to stop. I wonder if I try to train her with a clicker, will I be able to get rid of some negative behaviors?
I will keep them separated for a while. This is really sad because when they are in separated cages they both want to be together and seem pretty unhappy by being in separated cages or the male starts eating less.
But when they share the same cage they are happy during daylight but in the afternoon after 4:30pm the female gets aggressive
She always runs after him and behaves as the queen and owner of all the food cups and that. She first eats and then he does. (She doesn't like to share the food).
Sometimes she runs after him to bother him and other because they want to kiss each other but occasionally she tries to pick his feather. She has always been interesting in feathers. She likes to preen the feathers that I keep from her first molt.She plays with those.
But anyway, I have to accept that she attack him today. Sometimes she picks his feather but most of the time he escaped . I don't know if this behavior it's related to her hormones or by the fact that the male is not so interest in her. Maybe she feels rejected and that's why she reacts by attacking him.
He is little friendly guy but I don't think they will mate. They kiss each other but as the female keeps being bossy and trying to bite him when he tries to eat from the food cup (you know .. She is the queen) she actually scares him.
I know that the safest, fastest and easiest solution is to separate them but they also get sad about that. I really want to understand them to make their lives happier. I wish any of you could help me. Thank you
PD: another concern I have is that since I got my budgies like 3 months ago, he had his wings clipped well his feather are getting while to grow back again. He is also moulting but he has been with pin feather on his face for more than 2 weeks and I don't see any change. I found this a bit unusual
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