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Old 01-06-2017, 03:27 AM
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Hi everyone, I just got a new budgie - baby girl. I already have an older male. I live in a big flat. Now, they are being quarantined in different rooms which are quite far apart, closed etc.. but they just wont stop singing to each other all day. (except for feeding time) TV doesnīt help they just sing louder. Sometimes it seems really desperate, they are calling and we try to spend as much time with each of them as we can. They came from the same place. There is exactly one year gap between me taking each of them from that place. So I have to ask.. do I really have to keep quarantine or should I perhaps move the two birds closer or maintain the distance? Itīs not exactly fair to Koby, heīs a really good boy, goes to the cage whenever I show him, let me push his swing inside of his cage, he kind of cooperates at any time

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I think you already know the answer to that question Sandra

Sorry, I know it's really hard especially if one bird is in a small travel/quarantine cage. It does seem a very long time but sometimes you've got to be cruel to be kind.
Maybe a radio in just one of their rooms (the one currently furthest away for you) will work better.
Try to make sure that they have cage toys to entertain & distract them, maybe some of the homemade foraging toys will help prolong Koby's eating time.
Try to think of this time as a period to help forge a good foundation with your new budgie rather than a frustrating cross off calendar, & remind yourself that he's managed a year without her, he can manage a few more weeks.

Stick in there mom you can do it!
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I agree quarantine is necessary. A year is a long time. If the birds had been purchased days apart it would be different. Flock calling is just something you will have to put up with but risking them having contact before then for the same of calling is just not worth it.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:30 AM
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You could take Baby Girl to an avian vet, though it can take some time to get test results back if they test her droppings. Vet could OK shortening the quarantine period.
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I decided to continue with the quarantine. I dont want to stress Minnie with the vet. I just ordered a big cage for minnie to make it more pleasant and just in case they didnīt get along together. ) Thanks everybody for the advice.
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Sandra, you could try putting a radio on in each room the bird is in, see if that helps to drown out the other birds flock call a little.

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