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Question:

October 5, 2022

Old budgie meets new budgie and becomes aggressive


I have separated my new budgie and old budgie into different cages, my old budgie is now returning to how he use to be but as for my new budgie he will no longer eat out of my hand since taking my old budgie away. Does this mean I’d have to start training all over again with sticking my hand in the cage but not interacting with the budgie so that it gets use to my hand without my old budgie being present and slowly work up from there? And is it okay for my old budgie to wonder in and out of the new budgies cage every now and then or should I stop this from happening?


Answer:

Hi Keira,

These two are making up their own rules! LOL If they are doing better with you when they are together, then maybe that is best for these two. There are always exceptions. I can’t predict what these two will do as the young one gets older, but I think you need to follow your instincts. If you feel the three of you did better with them together, then try that again. You can wait a few more days and see if there is improvement. But it seems like they both got braver with you, and more interested in you when they were together. Sometimes you just have to let the birds guide you. You always have the option of separating them again. Taming and training can be trial and error, so go along with what is bringing positive interaction for all three of you.

Keep me updated!

Brenda

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