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Aggressive Male Budgie That Has Injured Another Male Budgie

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So there was an incident with my budgie Vlad yesterday where he bit one of my other male budgies (Dee), really hard on the right wing and wouldn't let go until I intervened. Dee was screeching his head off.

 

There was no reason behind it, Dee was just sitting happily on a perch by himself and Vlad flew over and bit him!

 

Since then, Dee has been unable to fly and his wing is drooping down to one side. He also constantly stretches the wing up and back behind himself, and is shaking constantly whilst sitting on the perch. When he does try to fly, he just plummets straight to the bottom of the cage :(

 

I moved Dee to a hospital cage by himself, to keep him warm and monitor him overnight, but he hasn't eaten anything since yesterday and hasn't moved from the one spot on the perch. Since he hasn't improved overnight, I'm taking him to the bird vet this morning, though I'm not sure the vet will be able to do anything. Am really hoping Dee will be okay, as he was my first ever budgie and I'm super attached to him.

 

I'm thinking that Vlad might have to go? as he is really quite aggressive and 'bitey' (draws blood every time) and doesn't get along with any of my other budgies, except for one the male budgie that he came to me with (Calypso). Vlad was a rescue budgie.

 

I feel like I can't leave Vlad alone with my other budgies now, because I'm scared he might injure them.

 

Has anyone else had a problem with an aggressive budgie and what did you do?

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Took Dee to the vet and turns out he has a respiratory infection, which may be why the other bird attacked him. Vet checked my other budgies as well, and no others are sick. Dee needs a 4 day course of antibiotics and rest for a few days, for his injured wing, so is staying at the vet's.

 

Still unsure what to do about Vlad though, as he is quite an aggressive budgie in general.

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I've only found my birds to be agressive when it comes to breeding. Often females fight but I've had the odd males who will draw blood on each other. Mine eventually work it out and stay good together

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