I have never owned any birds before, but when I came back home after visiting my mom for the weekend, my dad had gotten me 2 budgies. I've been reading up on them quite a bit, but I'm still unsure about some behaviors in my budgies. So, is it normal for one budgie to be seemingly completely reliant on the other? My male budgie, Punyama, seems to be very reliant on my female budgie, Temmie, when it comes to behavior. If she is comfortable, he is comfortable. When she eats, he is willing to go over to the food and eat. This is probably isn't a problem, but I'm curious to know if other budgies act like this.
The green budgie is Punyama(male), and the blue budgie is Tem(female)
Would you post full frontal pictures of your budgies' ceres taken in natural light? It is difficult to determine if you are correct about their genders from the pictures posted.
It appears Temmie is younger than Punyama.
It is perfectly normal for one budgie to be more dependent than the other as each budgie has his/her own unique personality.
Some budgies are independent and brave whereas others are most comfortable when they are following the other's lead.
Please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
You'll find most of your basic questions about budgies and caring for them will have been answered after you've read through all of them.
Hi.. cute little budgies! I'm not an expert, but I find that reliance on one budgie and following the lead can actually help you as the owner. My first budgie, Cody, was a trusting little guy and would step up and was people friendly. That helped a great deal with the other budgies as they watched him.. so hopefully that will happen for you, too.!
All budgies do have their own personality, some are more outgoing than others. They are a flock orientated bird, this means usually there is a dominant bird that rules the aviary or cage. You have been given great links to read through, please do take the time to do so.
Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new budgies!
You have certainly come to the right place as you will find all you need to know on budgie care here.
I agree that the behaviour you have described is perfectly normal and present not just in budgies, but also in other species of pet birds.
Depending on personality, some birds are more curious and outgoing while others are more shy and nervous. The shy ones will naturally lean more on their braver mates who will offer them the needed support.
From the second photo you posted, which was taken in better lighting it really seems that you have two budgie girls there (cere on green budgie is quite white in colour).
Best of luck with your new feathery friends!
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