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okay i got a new baby a few days before christmas and my male startex acting realy werid around it so my female was quite angry and jelous then one day i got them out and the new baby had a funny wing so im not to sure if i should take it out or leave it in we also have a smaller cage incass we need to move it

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You should have the baby budgie in a cage on its own. Its too late for quarantine now, as you have already put them in the same cage but it is something to keep in mind for the future. Also, you said you have a male and a female budgie. They probably see the new arrival as an intruder and might attack it, worse so if you have a nest box in the cage.

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Just for future reference, even if quarantine is not followed immediately. it can still be started within a few days. Sure, if either group of birds is carrying something, then they are both already exposed to it. But separating them still minimizes how much they are exposed, and as far as helping a new bird settle into a strange home, better late than never. Once he gets over the stress of the move, then re-introduce him to the rest of the flock. (Except in this case, it's a bad idea to put a new bird in with an established pair.)

 

So Budgieperson, how have things worked out for them all in the past few weeks?

 

In a small group situation such as yours, even numbers of males and females usually work better, provided the cage has ample room.

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