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Paddington has been having out of cage time in the same room as the budgies lately which freaked me out to start with. I've slowly increased the times he's with them to suss out how he/they react as I would never forgive myself if he hurt my beautiful budgie boys.

I put both their big flight cages in there and leave the doors open so he can go back to his own cage for space if he needs it and the budgies can go to their cage if they need to. Plus they are fully flighted and he's partially clipped. he can certainly fly but not as fast as them.

The budgies love exploring his cage and vice versa, so funny! They aren't phased by him being around them at all now.

I'm amazed how he gets along with them as I know it's not the norm. I keep a close on eye on them but have left them for hours together this weekend and they've been fine. He normally does his own little thing and is just happy to be around them and at times he wants interaction but not much. As I've said he and Homer LOVE each other so they are now FEEDING each other!
Paddy also fed Moe yesterday!

Part of me feels scared doing this but I'm also getting to know my own bird and he's turning out to be nowhere near as aggressive as I know they can be with other birds. I would never permanently keep him closed in in a cage with the budgies as I think that may be a different story with him needing his own territory.

I am doing this as he's an only bird and although very bonded with me he just LOVES his time with the budgies. He sometimes does not want to come back to me even but once he's back with me he's all over me literally.

Is it safe? Here are some photos of him with the budgies, mostly on his own and one in his new Happy Hut which he snuggles into at bed time after being snuggled up down my shirt for ages.

Oh, I took him to my friends for tea last night as they love to have him snuggle with them and as he's been with the budgies most of the day he was making budgie noises again! they were laughing their heads off at him. I said I should have called him "Budgie" :eek:







 

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Your little Paddington really is a very special boy with the sweetest of temperaments! I'm glad he is so friendly and gentle to his budgie friends. :D
The way he acts all comes down to personality and the way he was raised.
Paddy's personality and sweet disposition seem to be perfect when it comes to the interactions with your budgie boys. Of course it's always best to keep a close eye on them all and not leave them unsupervised.

My Khaleesi has never even opened his beak in threat to any of my budgies during play time, even when they start to get pushy and mean to him.
Over a year ago I had to put a stop to Leonel's interactions with Khaleesi, because Leonel would pluck a few feathers out of Khaleesi's head, my lovie never fought back and instead just got sad at his friend's betrayal.

He is still good friends with Luigi, my budgie boy has never hurt Khaleesi but he can be too hyper for him and their interactions are cut short the moment my lovie has had enough of Luigi and flies back to me.
 

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I often wonder at how blind we humans choose to be about our fellows sentient beings... Until they force us to acknowledge that they can be just as kind, thoughtful, accepting and wise as we hope to be.
Every story of friendship between species that are suppose to 'hate' each other is another stone knocked off our wall of ignorance.

Inspiring story. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Madonna,

It's great that Paddy is getting along so well with your budgie boys.
I fully believe because you've been able to acclimate him to them from a very young age, he'll continue to be just fine with them.
I agree with you about Paddy needing his own cage but supervised out-of-cage time together is perfect.

I allow Peachy to have out-of-cage time in the same room with Sunny and Sparky. Peachy isn't really interested in my boys, but he loves going into their cages to chew on their cuttlebones and play with their toys.

Paddington is the sweetest little budgie and I love the pictures you've posted!! :love:
Respectively, they like going in his cage to steal his food. :giggle:
 

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Thanks everyone. Deb, I was thinking exactly what you posted about having acclimatised him to them from a young age. Also good to know Peachy has out of cage time with Sunny and Sparky.

Thanks everyone for your input. It is wonderful when something unexpected happens like this. Also gives me an extra bedroom instead of having birds take over 2 bedrooms (for out of cage time) and the lounge room where their big cages are :eek:
 

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Madonna this is so wonderful to hear, I also agree with the above comments .Words we read and stories we hear are often proved to be the complete opposite or so far from the truth. With your flock it is a loving and caring relationship in my thoughts ,this wins out every time. Of course you do have to be observant as in any situation, I am so happy your flock is one big happy family, as we all here know it can and does happen often.
 
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