I currently have a 5 year old female budgie, who I am getting a new friend for next week. I have ordered a cage big enough for 2 birds, however obviously I need to quarantine the first one and introduce them slowly after that. I was wondering, should I keep my current budgie in her cage, or help get her used to change by putting her in the bigger cage? I am worried the new budgie might feel a bit lost in such a big cage by herself. Or maybe not?
Let me know people's thoughts! My budgie at the moment is tame but skitish and doesn't like change too much, but I know it would be best for her to get her a friend for the long run.
You can move your budgie to the new ****** cage no problem. But after quarantine and they have met a few times and you're ready to have them in one cage, you need to rearrange the cage so your older budgie doesn't get territorial.
What does everyone think of my new budgie's cage layout, he is still very young and I am picking him up tomorrow. I wanted him to have room to flap his wings as well as hop from perches to perches in case.
I have cuttlebone and mineral block to the right, a pink edible mineral perch shaped as a pepper to the right, and another mineral perch on the top left. They all supposedly do different things so thought it would be good for him. I have a hammock toy in the top left which my other budgie loves, with another toy attached to the bottom of it, and a natural kabob toy on the right.
I have a few rope perches as they are very comfy and my current budgie loves sitting on the them.
Here he is! He's so friendly and loves to nibble my fingernails and is so chirpy I'm buying some mite drop on tomorrow as he seems to keep scratching his face and rubbing it on perches - any other suggestions of what this could be? I thought I would give it to him in case, as I don't want him to still have them in a months time and pass it onto my other budgie.