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Hi guys, I currently have a female budgie who is about 2 years old. Maybe more. She had a partner who past away a while back. I feel that even though I interact with her a lot, it is still not the same as having another budgie. I am thinking about getting her another partner or even 3 more. I have had a flock of 10 before, so I can handle it, but I don’t know if it is the right move. I know about quarantining and etc. I thought that she may be too rough against a single budgie, but if there were 3 she would not be as dominant. Do you guys have any suggestions?

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

How long has this budgie been alone now?
What is her name?
How much time are you spending with her each day?
Does she seem to be happy and cheerful?

There is a lot to consider before getting her a "friend".
Are you doing it primarily for her benefit or because you yourself want more birds?

If she's been alone for awhile and is happy, then getting another budgie (or three) may actually not be the best thing for her.

How large is the cage ( Length Width HeightP where you would house all the birds after quarantine if the four of them did get along?

Where would you be getting the budgie(s)?]-breeder-rather-than-big-box-pet-store.html

Would you consider taking in rescue bird(s) from a shelter or someone needing to rehome their birds?

Are you able to house the additional budgie(s) separately from the current one on a permanent basis if necessary?

Do you have an Avian Vet lined up and the means to take care of any expenses for illnesses or injuries for four budgies?

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

It's great to have you with us! :D FaeryBee has given some great advice.

Meanwhile, be sure to acquaint yourself with the forums by looking through the links provided above, which include most of the many articles and stickies that we have here! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We'd love to meet your budgie when you get a chance! :D

Cheers! :wave:
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