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Finches Sitting In Budgie Nest Box With Four Baby Budgies

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Good morning all.

In my aviary I have two small finches, they have recently started sitting inside one of the budgie nest boxes. There are four healthy baby budgies in the box. The finches do not seem to be harming the baby budgies in any way and they are in fact due to leave the nest box any day now. There are 14 budgies nest boxes in the aviary (most with baby budgies) but the finches only ever sit in this one box.

Has anyone seen this before as I have never noticed this in all the years that I have had an aviary. I would welcome your comments and suggestions on this seemingly strange behaviour. Yes there are plenty of finch boxes available in the aviary.

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Hi there,

 

I've never housed finches with budgies so I haven't seen this behaviour with finches. But I do house cockatiels with my budgies, and I had one cockatiel who would help the female budgie incubate the eggs and raise the babies.

I've heard many people say how budgies can be extremely vicious birds, but I've seen them interact in very odd and peaceful ways. I guess it all comes down to the birds personality.

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I guess it all comes down to the birds personality.

 

I would agree this is probably a big part of it. I bet, too, that if given plenty of space, even non-compatible birds could get along okay, with just the odd few having personality clashes. It sounds like your aviary must be pretty big.

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Yes pretty big, just under 30 feet long with 1 third open to the elements.

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