Last Updated on by Catherine Tobsing
I recently purchased 2 Budgies, male and female from a pet store, they are not tamed and l do not think I will ever be able to tame them.
They are terrorized if I try to touch or hold them.
But I really like them and the Animal Welfare Society has 2 males that are up for adoption.
My Cockatiel died this past summer so they are in her cage.
Is this cage large enough for 4 Budgies? If not, what size cage would I need to get?
And, is it ok to introduce 2 males to this group? Or should I get a male/female pair? I really do not want them breeding, so I am taking precautions to keep hormones under control.
We have kept from 9 – 12 mixed-sexed budgies in an aviary that has had full-spectrum lighting over their birdcage and have not seen one egg in over 4 years.
BTW – None of our budgies are tame, they have a secret society and accept every new member. If you watch them as I did for 2 years across from my desk, every day has structured activity with the Alpha male chirping out orders at the break of their “artificial” dawn.
Also, how do I transition the birds from a seed diet, that they were started on to “TOP’S” organic pellet diet?
I have the “TOPS” organic pellets and Birdie Bread mix.
Here’s a video on using any birdie bread for any pellet conversion and more.
Thank you for any advice.
They won’t enjoy all being on the same perch without some bickering.