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I'm looking for some opinions or information about housing more than 2 males together. I bought quite a large flight cage a couple months ago that could easily hold more than 2 birds. I have had my current pair for a little over a year now; they fly, eat, and play together. I read that an odd number of males doesn't usually work for territorial reasons ect. but have also read positive turnouts. I also have old cages that could serve as a quarantine for a new bird.

Would adding another be a terrible idea? I love my budgies more than anything and don't want to do anything that would severely stress them out.

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Having a big cage give your two budgies lots more room to fly and play in and the more space the better for your birds.

If you are really keen to get some more budgie friends, then I would add a pair of boys instead of just one. Quite often, if you are able to observe birds together in a pet shop or at a breeders, you will see little boy budgie friends. If you see a couple of males who already get on, you can quarantine them together from your first two budgies.

There have been times when I have had a odd number of budgies and while for a short period of time, it doesn't matter too much, lone term, they can develop much better bonds when they have an even number.

And always keep in mind that the new budgie(s) might not like the old ones and potentially, you might have to keep them in two different cages for life.
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I agree with Therm that if you choose to get additional budgies you should get another pair of males.

However, before deciding to get any more birds there are several things to consider.

Exactly how big is the flight cage? Length x Width x Height
Allowing your two budgies to have lots of room to fly and play may be a better option.
How much out of cage time do the budgies get on a daily basis?
What is your reason for getting more budgies? More isn't necessarily better.
Do you have the financial means to provide Avian Vet care for all of the birds if you do get more?
Would you be purchasing the birds from an ethical and responsible breeder?
Are you prepared for a large increase in noise and mess?
Have you considered adopting rescue budgies that need a safe and loving forever home?

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