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I adopted a budgie 4 days ago and I am thinking of going back and adopting another one. Would it be safe to put them together right away?


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If the second budgie you will be adopting had been housed together with your current budgie, then you could skip quarantine and re-introduce them faster.

If that's not the case, then it would be best to house the second budgie on a spare cage and follow the recommendations on this link: https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...o-budgies.html
Quarantine procedures should also be followed if the second budgie comes from a different place: https://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-ar...necessary.html
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Thank you . The second one will be from the same place as the first one .
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Might I inquire as to why you are getting a second budgie already?
It is generally more difficult to tame and bond with two at one time.
As this is your first time owning a budgie, it might be better for you to take the time to get to know the one you have and learn all about the best practices for caring for it to ensure its health and well-being before venturing into getting another.

Are you certain the cage you have is large enough to accommodate two?

The very minimum size cage for two budgie is
30" long x 18" wide x 18" high 9720 cubic inches

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I was thinking about it because I have really enjoyed the budgie I have and he seems to be adjusting very well . I thought he might enjoy a friend and the cage I have I made sure was big enough to accommodate two if I ever decided to add a so one
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I agree that at this point it would be better to wait before thinking of adding a new budgie friend.
Your current budgie is still in the process of getting familiar with the new surroundings and you don't yet have a good grasp of his/her personality and this is something important to keep in mind when choosing a new same species companion or even reaching the conclusion that based on personality, the budgie would be better off without a companion.
By spending daily quality time with your budgie, forming a connection and working on bonding with him/her, in 2 - 3 months' time, you will have a better understanding on your budgie's overall temperament and personality and to then decide if for his/her overall welfare and happiness it would be best to get a new same species friend or not.

If you decide to go for it, you would also necessarily have to get a second cage, not just for quarantine but also for housing one of your budgies in case they don't get along well and need to be housed separately.

The information on this link may be of use: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...en-flocks.html
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It is very important for every member who owns a budgie to have a spare cage on hand for use as as a quarantine/hospital and/or travel cage.

I also think it is important to recognize the importance of getting to know your budgie on an individual basis - especially for people who are new to owning budgies. I personally recommend at least a 6 month period of acclimating to having a budgie and what is required for its care before deciding it if is a good idea to add another to the flock.

As aluz has indicated, not all budgies get along with one another and you must always be prepared, willing and able to house them separately on a permanent basis should it become necessary to do so.

Contrary to many peoples' beliefs, having "more" is not always better.
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Just my opinion, but if these budgies have been housed together before you got them, I think it is great to have two of them. Would love to see pictures of your babies!
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The above answers are correct for your question. I would like to add when you do put them together, to watch often how they get along. If they seem to get along, fine. If they do not get along together, separate them.
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I would still recommend waiting for a minimum of 6 months to get to know your budgie's personality before determining whether or not to get an additional bird.

I believe when a person is new to budgies it is a good idea to learn as much about budgies and their care before rushing into getting multiples - especially if you want to work on taming and bonding with them.

As I mentioned in my previous post, it is important you have a secondary cage anyway.
Additionally, when you wait, then the quarantine period will be a great time to work with the new budgie prior to it being introduced to the current one.
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