04-22-2017, 09:05 PM
I currently have 7 male budgies in an F050 cage in the living room.
In my bedroom, I have
2 female budgies in an F040
2 lovebirds in an F040
1 lovebird in an F040
Some of the male budgies may be separated into another cage before long though.
I'm deciding whether to get another F050 or another F040 for the living room.
This is because Soterion has decided to try to bully Solomon by chasing him around incessantly every morning and I don't want that behavior to continue.
Not all my budgies were housed together initially.
I had three male budgies: one in an F040 on his own and two in another F040.
Then I adopted four budgies that were being rehomed
*(two males and 1 females)
Initially I put my three males in one cage and the four rehomed budgies in another.
They all had out-of-cage time together, got along very well and chose on their own to move in together.
They still had access to both cages but after awhile they generally opted to all sleep together in one cage at night.
A month or two after that, I adopted two more males that were being rehomed and got an F050 cage.
Now I had three huge flight cages in my living room.
All the budgies were given out-of-cage time together and got along well.
Even with access to three cages, after awhile they all opted to sleep in the big F050 together.
That worked for awhile until the two girls came into condition. At that time, there were simply too many boys wanting to court the girls so the girls were relocated into an F040 of their own and moved upstairs to my bedroom.
(The female budgies are never allowed to interact out of the cage with the lovebirds, by the way)
The seven male budgies have done well together downstairs for the most part.
I'm home all of the time, so they are able to fly around and expend lots of energy throughout the day which helps tremendously.
All of the budgies are different ages and came from different clutches. I have records of their hatch-dates, parents, etc.
All nine of my budgies came from the same breeder even though some of them had different owners between being with the breeder and coming to live with me.
Sparky is the oldest and will be 6 in December.
Slider and Springer are the only two that are true brothers from the same clutch and they will be 2 years old in September.
The other 6 are varying ages between 3 and 5 years old currently.
[By the way, all three of my lovebirds were rehomed to me from other people as well.]