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Really cute pictures, hopefully Cliffy will grow out of his bully attitude, is he just that way with Alkira or with everyone?
I really hope he grows out of it. It's hard to say if he's the same way with the other two as they are housed separately. During out of cage time, Cliffy does chase them like he wants to be with them (or on top of them), and wants to be where they are, have the toy they have, but Peanut and JoJo just bite back or fly away. Poor Alkira seems genuinely scared. I have multiple food bowls yet Cliffy wants the one Alkira is at. If Alkira sees Cliffy even looking his way, he'll run away so Cliffy can have the food bowl. On the other hand, they'll feed each other, so it's not all bad. I just want my happy, playful Alkira back so I'm hoping that separating will do the trick.

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It's too bad that Cliffy is bullying Alkira.
I'm glad you'll be separating them so Alkira will be able to eat in peace and be a happier budgie.

Happy Hatchday to JoJo and Peanut!!
It certainly doesn't seem like it's been two years already. :eek:hmy:
 

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The double cage arrived and after spending a whole day getting it assembled, decked out and rearranging the room to fit it in, Alkira is back to having his own room. Cliffy is his next door neighbour, separated by a divider. Alkira is already singing again and has slowly started playing with some of his toys again, so I think he's happier. Cliffy on the other hand, isn't impressed with the change in accomodation and keeps going to the divider to try to get it to fall down by yelling at it. He isn't at all stressed out though, so that's good. Hopefully, when he grows up a bit, Cliffy will no longer feel the need to bully Alkira and they can be together again. It'd be lovely to see the two of them playing in the huge double cage.

Sorry these pics aren't the best, but here's the new mansion.



Alkiras side


Cliffys side


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The new accommodations look great!
I'm so glad that Alkira is already showing signs of being happier now that he has his own space.

How funny that Cliffy thinks he can make the divider disappear by "yelling" at it. :laughing1:
 

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Well, it was bound to happen no matter how hard I wished otherwise. Today we had our first medical emergency. After happily playing and acting normally all day, I got home from an appointment to find Alkira all fluffed up on one of his perches, unable to stay awake, with a bit of a tail bob. As it was already after 4pm, I didn't have much time on my side to watch and wait. The decision was soon made for me anyway because Alkira went to the bottom of the cage to forage and could barely walk. He kept losing his balance and staggering. Thankfully, all the major things were ruled out and the vet believes he has the start of a respiratory infection. She gave him his first dose of antibiotics and sent us home with another 5 days worth. I cannot tell you how worried and upset I was, but as you are all bird lovers, I know you all know that horrible feeling. I'm relieved to report that Alkira is already so much better. He's been preening, had a bit to eat and is even chirping a bit. He's no longer all puffy either.

The first pic was taken before we went to the vet and the second pic was taken an hour or so after we got home.



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Glad Alkira is feeling better. I know how alarming it is to see a fluffed up bird, and it seems to happen so suddenly sometimes.
The cage looks great, I have one like that also that I originally got for my 2 Linnies but they did not utilize all the space so I put them in a different cage. I think my budgies actually prefer it to the F040, maybe because its taller.
 

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Kellie,

I'm so glad you were able to get Alkira into the vet so quickly and that you are already seeing improvement. :hug:

Sending lots of love and positive thoughts for Alkira to a a very quick and full recovery. :hug:
 

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Wow, it's been ages since I updated this thread. We are all doing well and we hope that everyone here is well too. Here are some pics of my flock.

Alkira~ why you always pointing that black thing at me Mum?


Peanut, JoJo and baby Cliffy playing on a play swing I made them. It did have lots more sola flowers and sola sticks on it, but those quickly got chewed off (which was the purpose of them).


Snuggle time for Peanut and JoJo. Peanut adores his JoJo.


Baby Cliffy, all grown up.


Alkira and baby Cliffy (yes, 'baby' has stuck) having a chat. They're conspiring against sf me no doubt.


Sweet little Peanut.


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Once again, I've been slack with posting new pics. We are all well here, despite it being extremely cold! Anyway, here are some recent pics of my babies.

JoJo- "Get my good side Mum. Wait.....both sides are my good sides!"


Alkira enjoying the sunset with his ball.


This pic was taken with the camera flipped to face the birds, so they could see themselves on the screen - A new favourite activity.


Cliffy looking out the window, contemplating life.


"Yum, yum, yum. Love my sprouts.


Moulting is tiring.


"Come on Mum, scratch me!"


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Peanut says, 'If you're happy and you know it, jump up and down'.

Alkira says 'Peanut, you craaaayzy!'


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That is so funny, he is so happy and excited I don't think I've ever seen a budgie bounce like that :jumping: thanks for posting it.
 

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What a GREAT video!
Thanks for sharing it with us, Kellie.
Let's ALL jump now... :jumping: :jumping: :jumping:
 

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Yum, yum, yum. A quick energy boost before I take off to play again.




Sweet JoJo posing for a quick pic.



What you laughing at?!


Aren’t I pretty?




Oooh, that’s the spot!


All clean now!



Cliffy, chilling out.



Cute baby Cliffy.



Peanut relaxing on what is left of a balsa swing I made.



Beak-a-boo! Alkira loves his happy cup toy.



Baby Cliffy on his cork deck.




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