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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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Old 12-30-2017, 03:21 PM
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Thanks, that would be great! My instinct is that the budgie would be so happy to have a friend receptive to his budgie communication style that he would take to the budgie and the cockatiel would be left out, but the cockatiel would actually appreciate space from the budgie (although again, nothing says the budgies won't BOTH try to talk to the cockatiel to his mild annoyance).

I am trying a new way of separating them where I take the budgie to another room only when he feels okay being away from the cockatiel and the cockatiel is not calling to him. That gave me a whole like 45 minutes last night of chilling with the budgie without the cockatiel around and he actually seemed to groom my cheek (or try to pick freckles off of it?). Gives me hope.

Also my training session with my tiel went well yesterday, he learned how to pick up and hold toys for fetch! I still worry about him blowing out my future child's eardrums but the extra effort of coping with him is more worth it to me when we have a cool thing going (selfish, I know...)

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Hi. I'm the person with both budgies and cockatiels--mine plus fosters. Sorry for the delay--I was on vacation and offline.

Most of my birds (mine plus the fosters) much prefer their own species. My two cockatiels were beginning to get annoyed with the budgies, so when I got an influx of fosters recently, I split the cockatiels and budgies into different rooms. One of my cockatiels is in heaven having the cockatiel fosters, though the other one seems to think that there are too many--he does't interact with them.

I did have one cockatiel and one budgie at one point and they got along fine. What happened when I got a 2nd foster budgie is not a good "test" because we fondly referred to the 2nd budgie as "Crazy Girl". (The budgies did not become buddies because "Crazy Girl" was a bit too much for anybody! First budgie was adopted before second budgie calmed down enough to be palatable.) After that, however, the budgies very much stuck together. Based on my experience, I would expect that if you got a second budgie, they would become buddies and not care about your cockatiel so much. However, I have learned that one can never be certain about what will happen when you get another bird.

For me, the biggest concern about your getting another bird is that you are already expressing concern about not having enough time to spend with the two you have now. Plus, you like for the your birds to be well bonded to you. Getting another budgie will likely help with some of the issues you are having, but not with others. I have, by the way, been able to work with two budgies at once as long as they have similar personalities. If one is much more active and outgoing, the shy one doesn't get a chance to participate: the more active one just leaps in.

What are your current thoughts about it all?

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