Sunday, October 21, 2012

Can male budgerigars live together?

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ANSWER: YES

Male budgerigars can become best friends, even when they live together in the same cage. This is a good solution for owners who are not interested in breeding birds. Remember that two budgerigars is always better than one.

BUT:
  • From the moment you add a female budgie to their home, your male budgies might turn into the worst enemies, and they can start fighting over the attention of the female bird. There always has to be a certain balance within the flock. As a consequence, you would need two female budgies for two male budgies.
  • Make sure that your male budgies have enough food and space in the cage. They don't always like to share their belongings.
  • Make sure that the budgies are properly introduced to each other first. Some birds are more territorial than others. So it's best to keep both budgies in a separate cage for a while, so they can get to know each other between the bars before you put them together. Unless they're trying to bite each other through the bars, it should be safe to put them together.

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 Another tip: the younger your birds are, the bigger the chances of them getting along!

5 comments:

  1. It is very true that any 2 birds (of any sex) can be the best of friends but birds are like individual people, you can also have 2 birds that hate each other as well.

    Having 2 males and 2 hens absolutely does not guarantee harmony. You can still have the 2 males fighting over 1 female or worse, the 2 hens reject both males (and vice versa). I have had to separate (non-breeding) hens. Even though they get along fine on the play gym, they definitely can’t be housed with each other.

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  2. Hi. I had 3 budgies (2 male and 1 female) Recently the female passed away(she was pretty old and was with me for over 7 years). So I now have 2 male budgies that have lived together for over a 20 months. Is is all right to keep just these together or do I have to introduce a couple of females? Any help is appreciated!

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  3. Hi. I had 3 budgies (2 male and 1 female) Recently the female passed away(she was pretty old and was with me for over 7 years). So I now have 2 male budgies that have lived together for over a 20 months. Is is all right to keep just these together or do I have to introduce a couple of females? Any help is appreciated!

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