I was talking at budgiedaddy (aka boyfriend) this morning about the dynamics shift im noticing. Maru is in that teenage phase... maybe and doesnt want ziggy all up in his face as Ziggy tends to do becasue 'i wub you let me sing and feed you, please be friend' thing ziggy does. So maru has been lunging at ziggy.
So knowing my flock and who is crazy for who, and what leads Max to being a jerk, we are going to try a social experiment. So first off historically Max gets agressive when he is very close to whoever he is in love with at that time. In this case Pippin. Close as in they can beak tap (between bars or in same cage then) move him to the solo cage and unless its out of cage time and bird of the day lands on his cage, he is fine. Max is also usually good with ziggy IF the separation from bird of the day is kept. Nether max or zigs do well solo. Max is the worst about it. Its a constant panic for him not being with the flock. Ziggy isnt as bad but he thrives when he has a friend. Max hadn't been a problem lately, that's why I thought it was ok for all to be together but I learned my lesson. I still can't trust Max to behave when bird of the day and possible competition are around.
So the idea is set max and zigs up in the solo cage well away from the bird of the day, Pippin.
Meanwhile set Pip up with Maru. Those two have been good together lately. And put star on the other side of the divider.
My only big concern is pips thing for Star. Things seem to have cooled down since she went on her short day vacation.
No matter what i will be keeping a close eye on the boys, Max and zigs in particular. I will pull Max and seperate if things look like he is going to be a problem.
My goal is for everybirdie to be happy and have bestest buds who like them back. Im kinda sad to see Maru lunging at Ziggy since they were so good together before but maybe as Maru comes out of this teenage phase he might be nice to zigs again. Admittedly ziggy can be a bit of an intense bestest bud at times.
I will admit I am wary of trusting Max, but both budgiedaddy and myself will be around and if we arw not Max and Ziggy will be separated.
Also, ziggy and maru are the only two I trust around star but she (the smallest in my flock) will chase Maru (the biggest) away and picks fights with ziggy.
-sigh- never a dull moment with these 5
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