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Old 06-06-2017, 08:34 PM
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Hey, I am new to the budgie world. I got George in Feb and Norman in March...Norman has started to fight George. I have a huge cage 30 long by 18 inches deep. They have lots of toys and I get them out daily. These are the only two that I have. Will this fighting stop? Not sure why they have started to do this. They are for sure males both have bright blue above their beaks. George will fly out of the cage to get away from Norman....any help will be appreciated. Thank you

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Hi there and to Talk Budgies!

It's wonderful to have you with us, you couldn't have come to a better place to learn even more about your budgies

I'm sorry to hear that your boys have been fighting. It could be that they are approaching their "teenager stage", and with hormones raging, are "fighting it out". However, it could be more serious than that. Either way, since it seems that George is being bullied heavily, you should separate them into different cages right away before one or both of them are injured or further traumatised.

In the future, after a few weeks, they can have out of cage time together to see if they get along after a time apart.

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Hi Cathie and Welcome to you, George and Norman...lots of helpful folk and information on here...
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The cage you described is the minimum recommended size for two budgies.
As Norman has begun to bully George, it is important that you separate the two of them at this time.
I suggest you get another cage at least the same size as your current one and put them side by side.
You can allow them to have supervised out of cage time together to ensure that Norman is not bullying George during their time together.

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Thank you so much for getting back to me! It is definitely all about learning at this point...the boys seem to be better today. I have them out together and they are not fighting....it went on for a couple of days so maybe they made up..lol....I was going to ask as well. Do y'all recommend clipping wings? They have grown out now and they are loving their flying time..but I don't want them to hit a window or slip out the door.. I am sure it is on this forum..I will check and see.
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You must always ensure that all doors and windows are closed when your budgies are enjoying their out-of-cage time.

If your birds are out and a family member is going to be coming home, then post a sign on the door to knock and wait. The birds should be put back into their cage(s) prior to the door being opened.

Clipping your birds wings will not ensure they do not escape from your home.
Budgies with clipped wings can easily be spooked and fly far enough away outdoors they cannot be caught.

Budgies who are used to being fully-flighted can easily become depressed and despondent if their wings are clipped.

Wing-clipping can rapidly become a controversial and heated topic.
Therefore, I prefer it not be discussed further in this thread.


Please read the information in the link below.

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