Tailfeathers
Contact | Tour
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: problems with new commers

  1. #1
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    Owen
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Pennfeild
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    problems with new commers

    I have gotten 2 new budgies i have added to the large cage i just purchased, they aren't getting along with my other birds. i now have 2 males and 2 females. my first female is just being nasty to my other birds. she was never like that before, now that Sammy and Tessa have joined the cage, they haven't at all been getting along. they fly around and scream. i thought they would feel safe after being side by side for about a day and a half, but can anyone assist me?

  2. #2
    Tailfeather maxollie's Avatar
    Name
    Ellen
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    USA Midwest
    Posts
    9,911
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 1,109 Times in 1,108 Posts

    Re: problems with new commers

    It is not unusual for aggression to occur when new birds are added to a flock, especially if you had a male and female pair first. In my view, it would be better if you housed the new pair in their own cage. Your older female probably feels threatened at having new birds put in the cage, because she is bonded to a male, and possibly could mate with him and lay eggs. If that were to happen, you would need to separate the old pair from the new pair anyway. A hen with eggs will be very protective of her eggs, and can be very aggressive toward all other birds.

  3. #3
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    Owen
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Pennfeild
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: problems with new commers

    Quote Originally Posted by maxollie View Post
    It is not unusual for aggression to occur when new birds are added to a flock, especially if you had a male and female pair first. In my view, it would be better if you housed the new pair in their own cage. Your older female probably feels threatened at having new birds put in the cage, because she is bonded to a male, and possibly could mate with him and lay eggs. If that were to happen, you would need to separate the old pair from the new pair anyway. A hen with eggs will be very protective of her eggs, and can be very aggressive toward all other birds.
    Can I add them in eventually?

  4. #4
    Brand New Egg
    Name
    Owen
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Pennfeild
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: problems with new commers

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzeIgnition View Post
    Can I add them in eventually?
    To add, she is also fighting with the male she is "bonded" with. This is so odd, she's never been like this before...

Remove Ads

Similar Threads

  1. swallowing problems? crop problems?
    By titaniq in forum Budgie Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-18-2016, 01:18 PM
  2. Egg problems
    By melinda.g in forum Cockatiel Breeding, Babies, and Mutations
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-24-2011, 03:34 AM
  3. New Commers
    By siren27ca in forum Cockatiel Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2007, 01:18 PM
  4. Still having problems, please help!
    By jodistorm in forum Budgie Breeding, Babies, and Mutations
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-19-2006, 05:49 PM
  5. more problems
    By carriesb in forum Budgie Care, Feeding, Dangers, Health
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-18-2004, 11:39 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home