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    Behaviour of male

    My beautiful grey cock has come into "season" and has become quite vicious. I had 2 hens and 2 cocks, but unfortunately one of the hens passed away last week, and he had become quite close to her.

    Ever since her passing, he has become quite vicious to the other male in the cage, and has relentlessly been persuing the remaining hen. I have seperated them now and the other two are much happier, and much less stressed!

    My worry is that the grey cock is on his own now, he can still see the other two, but he is caged alone as he was getting quite violent.

    Normally he is the most gentle bird and I do want to breed him as he is a very beautiful bird.

    Has anyone else had any experience in a similar situation? I want to get him a new partner and just keep them in a seperate cage together until they have settled down, but I am unsure if I should do it straight away, wait a while, or even do it at all? The four birds lived happily together, there were no squabbles or anything, so I am thinking the cause of the squabbling is because both cocks are in breeding condition at the moment, and were both fighting over the same hen.

    I will keep them seperated for a while at any rate, the poor hen was getting quite stressed!

    Any advice would be appreciated
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    Re: Behaviour of cock

    Sorry I don't have any advice, but I just have to mention how much I giggled when I saw the title of this post.



    God I'm so immature...

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    Re: Behaviour of cock

    hahah yeah I thought that to, but not until after I posted it :P
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    Re: Behaviour of cock

    You can edit the title, since you started the thread

    also, I've not had this situation. Try asking finch, who has a lot of budgies and breeds them as well. He may have some suggestions.

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    Re: Behaviour of cock

    I had a very similar problem a long time ago back when I only had 4 parakeets. They were in a small flight cage about 4 feet long 2 feet wide and 2 feet tall. 3 were males and only 1 was a female. The female was over a year old at the time and she really wanted to breed. She has paired up with one of my grey males and he always fed her and preened her. Then the other 2 males really started squabbling because they wanted her too. I also had to seperate my 2 males away from the couple and right when I seperated them, the female went and occupied the nestbox and they had a clutch of babies. All it took was to move out the extra males.
    After I moved the males out, they did stay on the side of their cage and faced the couple's cage constantly. I didnt do anything about that and just let them get over it. I introduced them back to the couples cage after their babies were pretty big in the nestbox. After I introduced the 2 extra males, I bought 2 more females and they took to them immediately. That is how I ended up with 10 then 20 then 30 budgies lol.

    I think you can buy your lone male another female so he can take his mind off the couple. He shouldnt be aggresive towards her and should start preening her and showing interest in her.

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    Re: Behaviour of male

    Thanks Finch

    I did just that today, I bought another hen :

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    He is very interested in her so far, and has seemed to calm down a bit so thats a plus
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    Re: Behaviour of male

    Shes very beautiful. I can see why he is interested in her!

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    Oh what a gorgeous little girl! Yeah, that'll prolly help your little guy a lot. Here's hoping the two get along when they finally meet

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