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Hello all! I'm new to the forums here. Anyway, long story short, my sweet male keet just passed on to heaven, and I got 2 new budgies so my female would have bird companionship. I got what I thought were males, but my female has taken to only one of them. This white one and her keep squabbling, and don't interact nicely. Have I gotten another female by mistake? I was reading the mutant colours are sometimes difficult to sex. Help! :budgie:







 

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Welcome to the forums! :)
I'm sorry to hear of your budgie's recent passing...

I agree, you have a beautiful young female there.
In case you don't know, it's not advisable to just place 2 new birds in with your current female.
All new birds should be quarantined for at the very least the duration of one full month in a different room and cage away from your older female budgie.
This is done as a preventative measure in order to avoid any potential illness carried by the new birds to be spread to your budgie.
This is also not the correct way to introduce new budgies.
http://talkbudgies.com/new-budgie-arrivals/295177-introducing-two-budgies.html
If you don't know the causes of your budgie's passing, it would have been a good idea to have your female examined by an avian vet specialist.
The same thing goes for your new birds.

Best of luck with everything!
 

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Thank you for your response! I do indeed have an avian vet, and had my male examined more than once during his illness. It was not something at all contagious. I also did keep the new guys seperate from my female when they first came home with me. I had them in seperate cages, although in the same room, just so my female could see them from afar. Sorry I didnt explain that all, but I didnt want to type out a giant story in case people skipped over it and didnt help me sex my bird. D: when I put them together just a couple days ago, thats when I found out they were snippy towards each other.
 

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Greetings those lovely photos,she's a beautiful budgie.glad you had them separated at first until the quarantine is over.and if they're getting snippy at each,you'll probably have to separate them again.but you can keep them close by each other.blessings and thanks for posting.also welcome to the forum :budgie:
 

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Your new little girl is very cute.

Housing three budgies in one cage is difficult even when they are all one gender.
When you have two of one gender and one of the other it's not a good idea at all.

I recommend you plan to house the new female separate from the other two and give them all supervised out-of-cage time together.

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

I agree, you have a darling little female. Deborah is absolutely right--housing three budgies together generally leads to squabbling, especially if two of the three birds are females.

I hope you'll be able to separate them into a situation that works for everybody! :fingerx:
Let us know how it goes, and we'd love to see pictures of your other budgies when you get a chance!

Be sure to read through all the links provided so that you're updated on the best practices for keeping budgies :D

Hope to see you around! :wave:
 
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