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Playing budgie sounds for her makes her want to find the other birds. It really isn't something we recommend you do.
It isn't fair to Cosmo. Playing music for a solo budgie is a much better option.

As Cosmo is already 8 years old, bringing in another budgie at this point in her life is something you need to consider very carefully.
American/Pet type budgies average life span is 8-10 years old.

Cosmo has become used to being on her own and not all budgies get along.
You would need to get another female to ensure there was no breeding and it would be best to get an older budgie or you are going to go into the "budgie cycle" of getting a different bird every time one of your budgie's pass.

Do you have a place to quarantine a new bird ?

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.

Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.

Do you have the space and means to separately cage another budgie on a permanent basis if the two do not get along?

How would you feel about having to keep them separately if it came to that?
Do you have the financial means to ensure both birds would get any medical care necessary for illness or injury?

Do you have an Avian Vet?

Cosmo sounds as though she is healthy and happy and get a sufficient amount of attention.
I would stop playing the budgie sounds. Enjoy your time with Cosmo she sounds adorable and her pictures are precious.

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