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Hi all,
I'm new to the forum, but I've been lurking around for a good while.

A few months ago I rescued a 3-year-old female budgie named Blåbær (pronounced "Blo-bear"; Danish for "Blueberry"). She's never been tamed, but I'd like to think that I have bonded with her as she is no longer afraid of my hands and likes to come out to walk the plank every now and again - on her own terms of course.
Anyways, she'd seemed a little depressed or lonely since I got her. I don't think her previous owners did much for her. I decided to get her a friend, so I got her this 8-week-old boisterous lad. I have had him quarantined for a month and am currently in the stage of introducing them to one another (they have not moved in with each other). He's really into her, but she seems rather afraid or stressed out by him. They sometimes "make out", but she usually tries to escape from him. I know it might take a while, but I'm fearing that it won't work out between them in the end because of the difference in age and personalities.

What're your experiences with introducing energetic young ones to older, calmer budgies?

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Welcome to the forums!

I have been in that situation quite a few good times with my birds and what I have done was have short out of cage sessions with them.
Most of the time, and once your youngest budgie is more settled and realizes his mate is there to stay, he will gradually calm down.
If your youngest budgie is tame and trusting of you, you can also intervene if he is being too pushy in his advances and you can divert his attention to a toy and engage with him on a playful activity.

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Hi there and to the forums!

I agree with Aluz, she's given excellent advice! I agree that slow, short, introductory "playdates" would likely work better for them since she can get to know him without feeling overwhelmed

Be sure to update us on how things go with them!

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We hope to meet your budgies soon! What are their names?

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aluz has provided you with excellent advice.

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Thanks for the advice. Sounds like I've been doing it the right way all along then, but it still worries me a bit. I'll try to keep my head up and keep an eye on 'em.
I suspect that Blåbær had never seen another budgie before, until I brought Melon home.

These are the partners in crime:
The young lad, Melon.


The older lass, Blåbær.
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They are both beautiful, thank you for sharing the pics!
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They are beautiful! Their names suit them wonderfully
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Your budgies are absolutely adorable!
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