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Hi there,
So I have had my female (Bijou) for 8 months (she is 11 months old), and I recently got a male budgie (Louis) who is about 3 months. I put them in a cage together after about 2 weeks (that was wrong of me, he should have been quarantined longer). So, Bijou will often get aggressive with him, her nares are crusty right now. She will often chase and peck at him, especially if she is sitting in her nest. She nips and squacks at him aggressively and sometimes chases him right out of the cage. She will chase him off perches and he will fall to the ground in the cage. She is also territorial over the food dish, I have seen her literally jump on him while he is eating The weird thing is though, they flirt all the time and head bob with eachother. If Bijou goes and flies around, Louis will look outside for her. I have put in two food dishes, two nests so they each have their own, and more than half the time they are ok. Tonight though, she chased him from on top of his nest and bit his head and he was hanging from her beak before he fell- I immediately seperated them.
Do they need to stay seperated?
Should I seperate them and start the quarantine process all over?
He seems to always go back to her and want to be around her- I am really confused about this?

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I'm very distressed to learn you did not read any of the important information in all the links you were provided when you joined the forum.
Had you done so, you would already know the information that I am providing below.

Louis needs to be moved into a cage of his own immediately and housed separately on a permanent basis.
Do not put a "nest" or nest box in Louis' cage.

Budgies do not need, nor should they be given "nests" to sleep in.
Budgies sleep on perches or swings.
Providing nests or nest boxes promotes breeding behavior which is the last thing you should be doing.

Have you allowed these two budgies to breed already?
Neither bird is old enough to be bred.
IF Bijou has laid an egg, then it needs to be disposed of.

Bijou has now proven she is aggressive and should NEVER be bred in the future, nor should she be housed with any other budgie.
Move her cage into a different room from the room Louis is in, remove the nest limit her daylight hours to no more than 8 per day and rearrange everything in her cage every few days to bring her out of breeding condition.

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You need to be very gentle and kind with Louis.
He needs to be given attention as he has been both physically and emotionally bullied by Bijou which can affect his development and temperament as he matures.
It is up to you to help him become a healthy and happy budgie after the trauma he has suffered.
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Welcome back to the forums,

Yes, unfortunately your Bijou is showing clear signs of aggressiveness and in order to prevent the situation from escalating further, for Louis' overall mental and physical welfare, it's best that he is housed in a separate cage.
And this is to be followed even after the quarantine is ended (even though it was broken in the process by introducing the newbie too soon).

Why do you have a nest on your budgie's cage? By keeping a nesting area, you are triggering potential breeding behaviour leading to egg laying.
Your female can certainly get broody and the current aggressiveness exhibited can also be even further potentiated and fuelled by the presence of the nest in the cage.
Both of your budgies are way too young (especially your male) to breed and given Bijou's aggressiveness this makes her not a good candidate for future breeding, because this aggressiveness can have disastrous consequences on a potential future breeding journey, where the chicks would run higher risks of suffering abuse, not to mention that they could also inherit the less than desirable temperament from the mother.

Please remove the nest from the cage and follow the recommendations on this link: When We Don't Want Eggs!

It's imperative that your budgies are housed on separate cages from now on. Much later on you can allow them to have closely supervised out of cage time together and depending on how they behave you can continue the arrangement or not. Still, it's best to keep them on separate cages on a permanent basis.
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