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Default Can I introduce a second pair to a bonded pair?

I am 2 weeks off getting my brand new, giant, two section parrot cage with a removable divider down the middle. The plan is mostly to leave the divider out, unless separating to stop them breeding, but I currently have in a much smaller cage a bonded pair of budgies, one male, one female. Would introducing a second male/female pairing risk them being aggressive over possible nesting territory in the new cage? I plan on leaving the divider in until I get the second pair, then, if things go well, remove the divider. Though the main purpose of the giant cage is actually so they can fly from one end to the other, and I'm hoping to avoid having to keep them separate. I figure leaving the divider in will be less stressful to them, when I put the other pair in. I do not have the second pair yet, but I can't find anything on whether or not bonded budgies are more aggressive. I will be posting pictures shortly after Christmas on my profile, the new cage is their Christmas gift. Don't worry, I will be using the old cage to quarantine the new birds if I end up getting them.

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Yes, after quarantine you can slowly and gradually introduce a second pair to your current pair of budgies.
In order to minimize potential fights for territory it would be best to only move your two pairs to the big cage after all 4 are somewhat acquainted with each other.
The newbies can stay at the quarantine cage during the introductions process and you can allow your pairs out of cage time to socialize and see how they get on.
If they all get along well, then you can move them to the big cage.
You should be aware that even though your current pair is bonded, things can change and by housing all 4 birds together a situation can happen when for example your two males will fall for just the one female and this give room for fights to happen.

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https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...o-budgies.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
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Okay, thanks. I'll probably just stick the the one pairing then, even though it might seem odd to only have 2 budgies in that huge cage.
The reason I thought I might be able to introduce them in the huge cage after quarantine was the fact that it is actually 2 cages stuck together, with the divider down the middle being removable. If I only put my current pairing in one side, the other would still seem like a whole different cage to them rather than part of their territory, with the barrier still being there when the others were put into the other side. I did put a picture of the cage off a website on my visitor comments on my profile.

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