Thank you all for the welcome and wonderful advice.
This forum will be such a help. I research online and through library books. But it's very time consuming, so thank you for your work in providing this forum.
How many people does it take to run this site? (If it's all you FareyBee then I salute you!)
To answer questions, Tweets and Baby Bird are good. There's a bit of bickering but 24 hours shouldn't be a big problem. I am watching them carefully. I wouldnt hesitate to pull baby bird from a harmful situation. I have a teeny cage that is standing by if feathers begin to fly.
Today I will be receiving my new flight cage. I'm so excited. It's was a great deal and I had considered used cages. ( ick, didn't relish having to sterilize it) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Not sure if links are allowed (forgive my newbieness) but this is a good deal for anyone looking to give their sweet budgies more space. (It breaks my heart to see birds (animals) caged in an all to small space.
I almost committed a crime one day when I passed an apartment with 2 beautiful budgies in a small bird cage on a small patio. Suitable for a canary or finch type bird. It's was dusk and chilly and breezy. Maybe I am over sensitive but I wanted to stop and take those budgies home and give them the care they deserve. But my son-in-law (a police officer) said it wasn't worth the crime. So sad.
I have reported and rescued many types of animals. I will let my neighbors know if I feel their animal is badly mistreated, if it's within my view. I don't go looking for trouble. Unfortunately a call to the local animal control can take 2 weeks for a follow up. I always offer solutions to help my neighbors if they are just uneducated or unaware of their neglect. I will bring a bucket of cool water to a dog on a hot day.
I once offered a bath and ear cleaning to a man who's dog was scratching and shaking her head with obvious ear problems. (Alone in a corner of his tall weedy back yard (it was 100 degree texas summer day). He rudely told me to go away as he sat in his garage with his other dog at his side. (Pampered pit bull). Ahh life, I help where I can.
Big thanks for the advice, I will do the separating at 3.5 weeks. And will be sure to watch and encourage baby bird eating. The bonded couple are in their own double cage. I want to keep them all if possible. I will ask for advice and post pictures when I get this new cage assembled. I hope to put daddy bird and new babies (nestbox) in with old female (friends/flirts) in the new big cage. But what about mommie bird? This is the kind of information I have trouble finding. Socializing and conflict resolution. Lol
My birds share a closed off bedroom (no bed) with my 2 dwarf bunnies (neutered). Bun is a rescue from my granddaughter who didn't understand why her new rabbit scratched her and wet all over her bed (she's 18 yrs old). Buns girlfriend, I rescued from a girl with 3 little kids and 3 little bunnies. Not very smart. They are adorable, but high maintenance. Bunnies and kids. Lol
We have no children and are both animal lovers.
Sorry for my long winded posts,