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Hi everyone, just a bit of help needed, I have two male budgies (Derek & Paddy) who are housed in a split cage due to Paddy being quite a bit of a bossy boy to Derek, however they both seem to be great when perched opposite through the bars of the separated middle, they chatter away & give each other kisses, I'm wanting to take away the separator so they can share the bigger cage & hopefully enjoy each others company more but don't want to end up with Paddy being too bossy once again to Derek. I would love some advice on what I should decide to do. Thanks
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How large is their cage? Length, Width and Height?

It is not recommended to have mirrors in your bird's cage as interacting with the mirror can contribute to your budgie becoming aggressive and/or territorial.
Additionally, some budgies will begin regurgitating to the mirror to the point where they actually become malnourished. You would be better off to give him shredding toys instead.

I recommend you remove the plastic dowel type perches in the cage and replace them with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
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