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Old 09-21-2010, 06:03 PM
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Angry Male Budgie Always Trying To Mate!

So a quick history of my flock:

I got male budgie (named Bert) in October of 2008 from the Humane Society. On accident, he got out of the house. I thought he was lost for good , so I got two sibling baby budgies (one female named Flipper and one male named Elvis) from a small-time breeder. As luck would have it, Bert managed to find his way back to us (he is a very clever bird!). We found him on the hood of our car and I threw a towel over him and brought him inside. I was so very happy to have him back! But now I had an odd number of birds.

For a while it was no problem. Elvis (the baby male) matured faster than his sister and he and Bert flirted a lot. Flipper didn't seem to care or need a partner as a baby. Then Flipper grew up, and Bert became interested. They are now a bonded pair.

In September of last year I adopted a female bird (named Skippy) so Elvis would have a buddy, but they never became interested in one another. Unfortunately, a freak accident occurred and Skippy got injured by a cat and died.

So I was left with three birds again. Elvis was the third wheel and I felt bad for him. He would look at Flipper and Bert kissing and I thought he looked sad. I looked for a few months for a bird at the Humane Society and online, but no one had a single budgie they wanted to give up for adoption. So I caved and got a bird from a pet store that seems to treat their animals pretty well. Since Elvis did not seem interested in a female bird last time, and I had read that budgies are bisexual and two males will bond well I got another male (named Butters).

For a while, this worked out really well. Elvis seemed enamored with Butters, and after a while Butters started to flirt back. They seemed really happy for several months.

But since June, Elvis has suddenly become really horny. He tries to mate with me all the time, and in the last two weeks he has started to bother Flipper (his sister!) constantly for brief periods. Flipper seems annoyed, and bites him but this doesn't deter him in the slightest. I can't seem to calm him down, even if I hold him in my hand and talk to him, so I have started to put him in my room in another cage for fifteen minutes if he starts.

So my question is... will Elvis always be like this? Do males go through mating seasons and then quit after a while? I am getting a little fed up with it. It was cute at first, but I don't like him bothering his sister when she obviously does not want the attention.

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