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Taming and Bonding Taming and Bonding is all about helping your budgie learn to TRUST you. This requires time and patience and does not happen overnight.

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Hi

I am new here & I wanted to ask

I am buying a handfed male parakeet & the breeder asked me if I wanted to buy two?

Will two handfed & tame parakeets living together remain tame?

Do I need to buy 2 cages for them to remain tame?

The breeder said that if I give them both plenty of attention, they will remain tame.

Just wanted to ask members opinion on here & thank you in advance!

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If you get two budgies, I suggest you get two males.

Taming and Bonding is all about helping the budgie(s) learn to trust you. This means working at their pace on a regular and consistent basis every day. Routine is important to budgies so scheduling time with them every day is necessary.

If you get two, the very minimum recommended size cage would be 30" Long x 18" wide x 18" high. When it comes to cages, bigger is always better as long as you ensure the spacing between the bars is no more than 1/2".

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Hi there and to the forums!

You can get one male or two males, either will be tame with enough patience and time. If you have enough time to devote to a single budgie and you know you will spend lots of time with him, then it is okay to just get one. However, if you have a busy schedule and would like your budgie to have company while you're away, two budgies is a good idea. You can still tame them by working with them to get them used to you first and then working on them one on one.

There are many links around the forums that can help you with this decision! Be sure to read through everything provided to ensure you're up to date with the very best practices in budgie care. If you have any questions afterwards, please do ask as we'd love to help!

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