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Buddy Has A Friend :)

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Hi everyone,

 

I know it's been a while since i have been on, however i have been having problems with my internet. Well, good news Buddy finally has a healthy friend! We have had our new baby, "Charlie-Murphie" in quarantine for 3 months as he had to have treatment for a bacteria infection etc and were waiting on results for beak and feather test. We finally got the all clear last week and on the weekend we made the introductions. I must say after 3 months of these guys talking to each other (from opposite ends of the room), it is a relief they are finally together.

 

At first I put them out together outside the cages, where Buddy did a little ritual dance for Charlie Murphie, then I put both in Charlie Murphy's cage and then the same for Buddy's cage. They are now in the one cage. Buddy absolutely loves Charlie Murphie, however Charlie Murphie seems to be a bit pushy towards Buddy. We have had Buddy for 2 years and he is very close to us. At first, Charlie Murphy was pushing Buddy away from the seed dishes (there are 2 food dishes). He has stopped doing that now, however he still seems to be a bit bossy towards Buddy. I'm just so curious as to why Buddy doesn't stick up for himself as much, he is such a confident little bird!

 

They seem to be a lot different when they are out of the cage, however Charlie Murphie can't fly well yet as we had his wings clipped when we first got him.

 

Has anyone else had a similar experience? I guess the main thing is they are not fighting :D

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Different personalities just like humans some humans are more laid back and don't stick up for themselves or push back they figure why fight it isn't worth and and that is probably how your Buddy is, I have read and heard conflicting that there is not an order of dominance in the budgie world and then there is, I believe in any animal "flock or pack" there is some order of dominance and your new bird is probably more dominant then your Buddy, I wouldn't worry about it they will work it out. As long as you have enough seed bowls, water and your cage is large & you have a good amount of flight time fand mental stimulation everything should be okay.

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Cool yeah the cage is massive with plenty of toys etc...2 seed bowls, 2 waters, they are also eating crumble which is really good. They Charlie Murphie's cere is a light blue and I noticed a bit of white around the nostrils...would this mean a girl?

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Sounds like Charlie Murphie is a girl and that would account for the bossy nature you have noticed. :D

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Charlie Murphie could be a girl with a light blue cere and white rings around the nostrils.... Also, girls tend to be bossy hehe. can you post a picture??

Sounds like everything is going really well with their introduction and you are doing everything right :hap:

 

Edit: SNAP KAZ hehehe :D

Edited by **Liv**

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Thanks for that. Well that would explain a few things! That's funny you say that, my husband said the same thing, ie a girl is always bossy! Well I post a picture when i get home, i have taken a few photos, also got the video camera out for their first meeting, so cute! I don't really mind, as long as they are healthy. I guess I'll need to do some research with breeding season and what I should do.

 

I would still like to do some more training for Charlie Muphie. The good thing is Buddy does not get territorial with us when we are around both of them, I guess that means we are part of the flock too!

 

I will post some photos soon. I used to have a picture of buddy when I logged into my account, however I'm not sure what I have done!

 

:D chat soon

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I agree sound like a hen and females bossy nah not US :hap:

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I agree haha!

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yep hens are bossy, my female Claire is always on Hobbe's case. poor little Hobbes :wub:

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