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Old 10-08-2017, 06:30 PM
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Hey everyone! It's me again

Kanna got a new friend today, named blue Kanna was super excited to see Blue Blue adjusted really fast, it ate, drank water.. ate spray millet from my hand while my hand was on the outside of the cage, played with toys.. the only thing that concerns me is Kanna seems to be a bit afraid of Blue, Blue sometimes pecks at Kanna but like only if Kanna gets like overly attached and over preens Blue.. Blue hasn't chirped yet bit I know it will happen soon I've attached a couple of pics!
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Blue should be quarantined before being put into a cage with Kanna. Quarantine is 30-45 days keeping the new bird in its own cage in a completely different room to Kanna.
Birds hide illness and any illness this new bird has can easily be spread to Kanna.
You should get Blue in his own cage ASAP for a quarantine period.

The reason for the behaviours is because you haven't introduced the two birds properly. You shouldn't just buy a new bird and put it in the same cage straight away.
After quarantine, you move the cages into the same room so the birds can chat to one another, allow them to meet in neutral territory or if you don't have a bird safe room, you move around the cage they will be living in so one bird doesn't get so protective over it's space.

If you had read some of the stickies available to you here, you would have known some of this.
Please take the time to educate yourself on budgie care.
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We actually were going to do this, I was talking to other bird owners at the store as well as the store associates as well. Everyone told me since it's been around 1.5 months since Kanna came home with us, putting another bird in the same cage with it shouldn't be too bad. Most of them said if it had been a longer period then yes quarantine would be the correct choice. Trust me, I did a lot of research and read posts on this forum as well. After being told by many bird owners in person, I decided to do as they recommended.
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If it had been a very short time, as in days, between getting Kanna and Blue then it would have been better.
With it being over a month, then there is likely to have been several birds coming into the store and that's where the danger is. The more new birds that come in, the higher the chances are that they could have something. Something like mites could be present without any visible signs for quite some time. And by the time you see it, both birds are affected. That's the whole point of quarantine.
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I agree with the quarantine, and with proper introductions. Even if you thought the quarantine wasn't necessary, imagine how Kana must feel having a stranger suddenly in her home. That would be like you coming home to find someone hanging out in your bedroom.

I also wanted to mention that you should really take advice from pet store staff with a grain of salt. Many pet store staff give out incorrect information about animal care because they don't know any better. A saying I like is, "You wouldn't ask a supermarket employee for dietary advice, so why would you ask a pet store employee for pet care advice."

I also wanted to mention that you should really replace those wooden dowels with some natural perches of varying widths. Wooden dowels can cause pressure sores on your budgies feet, and they don't provide good circulation.
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Most of the "box stores" that sell birds, don't fully educate their staff on pet birds.
If they're not sure about the sex of most budgies, they know even less about other
care. When I'm in one of these stores I mention about Talk Budgie web and if the store
was serious about how they care for and sell birds, they'd make all employees visit the site
particularly with those who are in contact with customers.
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It's also worth remembering that some stores are happier taking your money than talking you out of a sale.
This is why you need to be well educated.

A good employee will tell you that you need sandpaper for your bird's cage and sandpaper covers for the dowel perches.
And as a well-educated shopper, you can go 'Actually, sandpaper perches and sandpaper sheets are bad for the health of my bird.'
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Blue and Kanna are very cute.

You put both birds at risk by not following the proper quarantine procedure no matter what the
employees and other "bird owners" may have told you.
Hopefully, you'll get lucky and neither will become ill.
Personally, that isn't a risk I would have been willing to take.

I suggest you ensure you have a second cage available for use as a hospital and/or travel cage.
This is something ALL members should have on hand.

It is very important that you read the information in the Budgie Articles and Stickies which will teach you the proper way to provide the best care for your budgies optimal health and well-being.
That is the purpose of this forum.

Talk Budgies provides advice and resources so you can learn to make educated decisions based on research and years of experience rather than going by the "advice" of store employees who generally have little to no knowledge of the best practices.
Many people "own" birds. That does not mean they know how to follow best practices nor that they are giving you the best possible advice.

I'd recommend removing the dowel perches and replacing them with natural wood perches of varying diameters as well.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...ure-sores.html

Best wishes with your new budgies.
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