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Old 08-21-2016, 08:48 PM
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Question Quarantine?

Hi, one of my budgies passed away and I want to get a new friend for my other budgie so she won't be so lonely.

I was was wondering is quarantine really necessary if I'm going to get my budgie from the same breeder that I did a year and half ago.

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I'm also wondering if I should get a male or a female budgie.

Maxina(my current budgie) was with her sister Lilly and those two girl seem to get along just fine, but I had read someone that two girls can fight quite a lot.

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Quarantine is absolutely necessary. Minimum one month! I wish I would have kept my Holly in QT longer than that. The purpose of quarantine is to prevent existing disease or illness in the new bird from transferring to your current bird(s). Otherwise you could have an entire flock of sick birds before you even realize what happened. Keep your new bird in an entirely different room if possible, as there are some illnesses and diseases that can be spread just in the feather dust produced by these magnificent creatures. If you can't keep the new bird in a completely room, keep it completely separate, in a totally different cage, as far as humanly possible from your current bird(s). I can't tell you the amount of cases I've seen here and elsewhere that someone introduced a sick bird into their existing flock and the whole flock went down, and quickly.

Quarantine is important and crucial in maintaining a healthy, happy flock! Good luck!

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I'm very sorry for your loss of Maxina's sister Lilly.

Some females get along just fine with one another - it is really a matter of each individual budgie's personality.
There is never a guarantee as to whether two budgies will or will not live together peacefully no matter what the gender combination.

The breeder from whom you plan to get your budgie may be able to help you choose a budgie with a personality that will likely be compatible with Marina.

Even though you purchased Marina from the same breeder, it would be prudent to quarantine the new bird.

Why Quarantine?

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I'm sorry for your loss of little Lilly.

The advice given to you already is excellent as quarantine is extremely important regardless of where you get the next budgie from.

It is also good to allow some time for Maxina to grieve. The two birds will most likely interact vocally from seperate rooms during the quarantine period and that will help ease them into familiarity with eachother - remember you don't want to do anything too sudden with your birdies.

I'm wishing you all the best and I hope you and Maxina find strength during this difficult time.
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I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of little Lilly

I do agree with all advice above. No matter where you get new budgies from, quarantine is always a good idea because even if they have no sicknesses, it's good to have a few weeks for them to hear each other in the house and get used to the idea of having another budgie friend, especially in Maxina's case.

I hope things go well, please keep us posted on how things proceed from here!
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Thank you everyone for advise and sorry for the late reply. I will definitely quarantine. I will wait another month or two before getting Maxina a friend. I just feel really bad keeping her on her own specially now when the school starts, as I won't be home for most of the days and keeping her without a friend is just cruel.
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Be sure to play music or the TV for Maxina when you are not there and spend as much time with her as possible when you are.

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Hi everybody,
I have a quarantine cage ready in a different room for a new budgie. I had already called a breeder and I am going to pick up a budgie tomorrow.

I am starting school on Monday so I want to make sure Maxina has some one to play with soon. But for the time being when my new budgie is going to be in quarantine music will have to do for both of them.
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That's a good plan.
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That sounds wonderful, I can't wait to meet the new little one!
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