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Old 12-10-2016, 02:48 AM
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Default 3 males and 1 female HELP!

So I just recently bought another 2 budgies that has already been through quartine to put in the cage with the other two male budgie then I found out that 1 of the budgie were actually a female.

One of the male budgie likes her a lot, following her around cleaning her and I think that he is pushing the other two male budgie away from the female budgie (I'm not too sure) my question is down below as well as the information of my two ages pls help.

Small cage size: 52cm tall 34cm wide 44 cm long
Big cage size: 90cm tall 54 cm wide 81 cm long

Now here's my question should I:
* keep the female in the small cage by herself next to the big cage
* keep the 1 male and 1 female in the small cage
* keep the 1 male and 1 female in the big cage

EDIT: so I just put the two new birds in the little cage and all four birds seem fine that way.


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Old 12-10-2016, 08:49 AM
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You were right to split the birds back up! An imbalance in genders typically leads to issues. It's also better to have an even number of budgies together or one gets left out. You will need to get a larger cage for the second pair.
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I agree with Leah.
One of your males has already shown some interest in her and can lead to bickering.
Your small cage should be kept as an emergency/hospital cage and I'd get another cage like your first big cage (length over height).

the two male budgies will be fine together, with the male and female in their own cage.
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I agree with the advice above

I'm glad you have separated them now, that's a much better arrangement

I hope things continue to go well! For your male and female pair, be sure to read through this thread to discourage breeding: https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...want-eggs.html

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44 cm long x 34cm wide x 52cm tall
17.32" long x 13.38" wide x 20" high = 4634 cubic inches
which does not even meet the minimum recommended size for one budgie.
A cage that size is appropriate only as a travel cage or a hospital cage.

No matter whether you choose to put the female in one cage or if you plan to house one of the males and the female together, you really need to get a bigger cage.

Your bigger cage is:
81 cm long x 54 cm wide x 90cm tall
31.88" x 21.25" x 35.43" tall

If you can't get another cage at least that big, you can at least buy a 30" x 18" x 18" cage for very little money and it will meet the minimum size recommendation for either one or two budgies.
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Thumbs up Pair to large cage

Definately the big cage to the male that was flirting and the female.
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You'll need to do everything possible to discourage breeding as was indicated by Starling Wings.

Please be sure you read the information in this thread:

https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...s-new-old.html

An individual needs to have a very good background in basic budgie care and then do extensive research into the proper breeding practices prior to making the decision to accept the responsibility of the commitment required for breeding responsibly and ethically.


Rearranging their cage frequently, and limiting the light they get to 8 hours a day will help tremendously. Please be sure you never put a nest box or anything that could be used as a nesting site in their cage.

When they come into condition, limit the amount of protein in their diet at that time.

The thread Star linked for you will help you avoid accidental breeding:

When We Don't Want Eggs
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