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Old 05-30-2017, 08:13 AM
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Hi guys,

So Ollie and Daisy my two budgies get along really well and are super affectionate by preening, kissing and feeding eachother. I put a bit of food between the cage bars for them to eat and Ollie is more comfortable with me at this point so if he ever sees me eating something he'll come to the perch closest to me and want me to put some food there for him through te cage bars (I do if it's not totally bad for him). Daisy was eating some too, but he was being cheeky by opening his beak at her not wanting her to eat it too. It wasn't aggressive but it was mean, poor daisy! lol. They eat their bird food together all the time and don't get possessive over that.

They didn't fight at all, he just did that and she ignored him and made a few more attempts till they weren't interested anymore.


I guess i'm posting to know if your birds do this too, at all?

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Bee,

What you are describing is perfectly normal behavior.
My girls, Seffra and Samara, do the same thing if a "treat" is being offered.

Try putting a bit of the food in two different places between the cage bars -- far enough apart they can both each have their own.
I open the cage door and hold a nutriberry in each hand both girls can munch on their own at the same time.

Please be sure that everything you offer your budgies is healthy for them.
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Bee,

What you are describing is perfectly normal behavior.
My girls, Seffra and Samara, do the same thing if a "treat" is being offered.

Try putting a bit of the food in two different places between the cage bars -- far enough apart they can both each have their own.
I open the cage door and hold a nutriberry in each hand both girls can munch on their own at the same time.

Please be sure that everything you offer your budgies is healthy for them.

I feel better hearing that your birds are alike yes I did that, I put the treat in the other side of the cage, Daisy saw it, and was about to go over. Then Ollie dropped his treat and goes for hers! Lol!

Yes, I'll stop giving them little bits of food I eat and only feed them 'clean' food.
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They wouldn't be budgies, if they didn't squabble over treats etc. from time to time is my experience

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They wouldn't be budgies, if they didn't squabble over treats etc. from time to time is my experience

Nothing to worry about
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