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Old 09-12-2016, 03:00 PM
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Hi everyone well we got a new budgie name bramble (3months old) for harlow well my husband got him for my birthday hes been in quarantine and been checked by the avian vet. Now theyre in the same cage together harlow is not allowing bramble to do anything she gives off this angry noise like shes shouting at him if he touches anything.. we bought a brand new cage for them both so its mutual territory but i dont know how to stop her from "telling him off" for playing with toys or even just going near his own food dish.. if i pass millet as a treat she has to steal his only time he does eat is if i physically remove her from the cage please help anyone . I hate seeing her do this im pulling my own hair out. TIA

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Old 09-12-2016, 03:24 PM
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For how long have they been together sharing the same cage? Do you have twos of everything (two food dishes, two same-type toys, etc)?
Did you give them the time to meet and get used to each other before allowing them to share a cage?
https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...o-budgies.html

If this is an ongoing issue where Bramble is unable to lead his normal life, to eat and play when he pleases and Harlow is constantly harassing, chasing and bullying Bramble, then it would be best to house your budgies on separate cages.
This link may also be of use: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:36 PM
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They were in seperate cages before in seperate rooms and then we put them next to each other for 2 or 3 weeks and now theyve been in the same cage for just under a week now.. got 2 of almost everything even when theyre on the same perch she does that bossy noise .. literally just minutes ago he tried getting on the large swing and she had yet another go at him.. will i need to put him in the seperation cage or should i put her in there to show her its not just her cage and not just her toys x

Ive just had to put harlow in the seperation cage shes just bit him on the face so had to shoo her off him.. hoping she will learn from this evening that the cage is not hers and she has to share seriously its like have twin toddlers arghhh

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Old 09-12-2016, 03:58 PM
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You did well in placing Harlow (attacker budgie) into the spare cage.
It would be best to have them at the very least separated for a while.
You will have a better idea on how to proceed after you watch their behaviours when Harlow and Bramble are having supervised out of cage time together.
If the bullying persists or gets worse, then it's best to keep them housed on separate cages permanently.

Unfortunately, some budgies don't do well with a same species companion and thrive more as solo pets.
This has to do with their overall personalities/temperament.
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I agree with aluz. Not all budgies get along.

It sounds to me as if Harlow has violently aggressive tendencies at this point.
You simply cannot risk Bramble being continually bullied and possibly severely injured.
Harlow and Bramble may well have to be housed separately on a permanent basis.

As aluz mentioned, in a few days you can give them closely supervised out-of-cage time together and see how they do.

Some budgies are able to play together for short periods but are better off housed separately.
Others can not even be given out-of-cage time together -- it depends on the individual birds.
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Its a huge shame shes such a loving bird just obviously not towards other budgies. Probably partly our fault as we spoilt her before bramble arrived and shes very clingy towards us especially when she sees us give bramble attention. I will give her a week in the seperate cage and then just give them an hour or 2 together outside. 1 thing i dont understand is before she would fly to his cage during introduction and vice versa and they wouldnt leave each other alone but when in the cage together it was world war 8
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Did you totally rearrange everything in the cage prior to putting the two of them in it together?

Doing so is important to help prevent the bird whose cage it was from becoming territorial.
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We bought a brand new cage yesterday so it would become mutual territory which is really bizarre because it hasnt worked at all
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We bought a brand new cage yesterday so it would become mutual territory which is really bizarre because it hasnt worked at all
Ahh, OK.
Since that is the case, it seems Harlow simply does not want to share living space with Bramble.
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Il give them extra time and see how they get on.. as my husband says its our cage not hers or his so she will learn hahaha
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