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Old 09-17-2016, 06:21 AM
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Recently I have been wondering whether Sunny Jim, Louis, Sooty and Sweep would be happy living together. Does anyone have experience with three males and a female living in the same cage? Sunny Jim and Louis are in this cage at the moment

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Could it house all 4? All comments welcome

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Old 09-17-2016, 07:29 AM
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Even with a big cage, you can still end up with problems due to the steep gender irregularity. With 3 males and 1 female, there can be fightings between the males for the female's affection. This can be particularly troublesome when the budgies are in breeding condition.

In order to avoid potential problems leading to disharmony in the flock, it would be best to leave things as they are now with two budgies per cage.

The information on this link may be of use to you: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
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I agree with aluz. I personally would not house 3 males and 1 female together.
Keeping two budgies per cage is a much better arrangement.

You may remember I had three males, then adopted four more budgies (two males//two females) and after that two more males bringing my total up to nine.

I tried allowing all nine to be together for awhile but the boys were a little too interested in the two girls.
When one of the girls came into condition, I ended up separating the two females into a different cage which I moved into another room.
Everybudgie is much happier now.
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I have 10 budgies, split even, 5 males and 5 females.

They love to be together and have time out together and on occasion, they have been paired overnight or for a short period of time with two pairs in a cage (sometimes, I've had 6 go in one cage for the night!). Short term, it's never an issue because the following day, I let them all out again.

But day to day, it is a lot less hassle keeping one pair per cage. There's always a bit more trouble if they share a cage, whereas when there's one pair per cage, the flock is in harmony.
I would keep them as they are and allow them to have time out of the cage together.

The last cage I got is the same length and width of the cage you have picked, just not as high and I still only have two budgies in it.
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I also agree with the advice given, three males one female could be recipe for disaster. Allowing them to interact when out of the cage for free flight time should be fine of course when the hen comes into condition then keeping an eye on her is vital.
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Thank you all- they will stay as they are
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