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I know when they moult they loose feathers, but he's only just started moulting and all his feathers were there when I left this morning, I was gone about an hour and a half with both birds in the cage and when i get back this is whats going on, its only on the one side so he's all wonky!
I think Spencer is pulling them out because I noticed them fighting yesterday, but I ignored it because they were OK after a bit, mostly its Oskar being mean. I know for sure he doesn't pull his feathers out.
He cant fly with all the feathers gone, and we do not have any spare money for another cage, will he need special care when I rehome him? (This is the link to the rehome thread - http://talkbudgies.com/general-budgie-talk/328913-budgie-rehome;-urgent.html)
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It looks worse in real life... what do I do?
 
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aw! it looks adorable :rolleyes: If you have two budgies unable to get along, keep an eye on them and if that's the case there really is nothing else you can do other than separating them. Aside from that...There really isn't much you can do other than letting it grow out really.. The only thing I can really suggest at this point is maybe you might want to even it out with the other wing. If this little one decides to fly, which they actually can with one wing, then it may get a bit dangerous. Maybe sure you don't do an extreme clip if that's what you want. Maybe 2-3 feathers being clipped will be more than enough. See how your bird is doing and then you can decide what you plan on doing :)
 

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Akela

You need to keep a very close eye on the two budgies.

If Spencer is pulling out feathers from Oskar, you must separate Oskar into a different cage for his health and well-being.

Perhaps you might ask the people who are picking him up on Tuesday if it would be possible for them to take him earlier.
Deb; I've separated them in the way that Spencer is out of the cage and Oskar is in, and they're out of town until Tuesday so no one can pick him up until then.
Will it be OK to just leave Spencer out? (the room they're in is completely budgie proof and it does have a few perches for him to sit and play on)
Its the only option I have
 

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Deb; I've separated them in the way that Spencer is out of the cage and Oskar is in, and they're out of town until Tuesday so no one can pick him up until then.
Will it be OK to just leave Spencer out? (the room they're in is completely budgie proof and it does have a few perches for him to sit and play on)
Its the only option I have
Has Spencer ever been out of his cage overnight before?

Does Spencer have food and water in a place outside of the cage where he is used to finding it?

Are you absolutely positively 100% certain the room is completely budgie safe AND that no other animals can inadvertently be let into it?

If you leave him out in the room can you inform ALL family members that is what the situation is and ensure none of them open the door without checking with you first?
 

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I neglected to ask the following in my other post...

Are you certain Spencer pulled out Oskar's wing feathers?

Did you see evidence of Spencer bullying or behaving aggressively toward Oskar?

Would it also be wise to leave a night light on if the only option is to leave him out overnight, in case he's startled and injures himself, or would that make him less likely to settle down?
Thanks for mentioning that, Therm!

If the best option is to have Spencer out of the cage overnight then I'd recommend having a night light on in the room for Spencer.
If the room is dark overall but has a small night light on, it should not interfere with Spencer settling for the night.
 

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Deb;
I'm completely sure it is Spencer pulling the feathers, I've noted him behaving very aggressive toward Oskar.
I have a night light in the room, it is 100% bird proof, the door latches so the cats can't get in and my mum knows he's out, he is in that room most of the day anyway so he's used to it and there's seed and water in easily accessible areas. He's never been out overnight before though, is there anyway i can make him comfy, or is it better to just put him with Osk and watch them very closely?
Thank you guys for your advice :D
 
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Im sorry Spencer is being mean to Oskar. Do you have another little small cage to put Spencer in.. Or does a friend have one that you can borrow. We don't want Oskar getting badly hurt before your friends pick up Oskar...Everyone has given you good ideas... I also like the idea of a night light..
 

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Spencer spent his first night out of the cage last night. He was thrilled with the new adventure!
He slept fine, and I put him in the cage this morning briefly to open the door, but I had to take him out immediately because he started attacking Oskar when Oskar tried to groom him.
I'm slightly relieved that Oskars new family is picking him up tomorrow but also heartbroken because I feel like a horrible budgie mum, even though no one could have foreseen the current circumstances :(
 

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Akela,
You are being very responsible by ensuring Oskar goes to a safe and loving forever home where he will receive the care he deserves. That is quite commendable and you have no reason to feel you are a "horrendous" budgie Mom.
Putting your budgies' needs first shows just how much you care for them.
Be at peace within yourself for you are showing great love. :hug:
 
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