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How Do I Stop My Budgies From Fighting?

Original question from  Quora

 

My favorite:

“Separate them before one gets killed. Put their cages together to let them see each other.
They may want to live together again in the future”. (Really?)

 

My response:

 

Without watching them we don’t know if it’s dominance or jealousy.

 

In multi bird, cages, it’s best to place multiple food and water dishes, also separate sleeping perches.

 

Then create “safe zones” from enrichment toys or even Romain lettuce clipped to the cage walls so any bird can get privacy when needed.

 

Yeah like you never wanted to crawl into bed and be left alone.

 

My guess your cage has few toys or accessories so your birds have nothing to do except pick at each other.

 

10 budgies, 4 years, no eggs, no fights.

 

 

(10 budgie aviary)

 

Lastly, introduce lighting over the cage top with a timer.

 

Full Spectrum Economy Daylight Bulb with Clamp Light & Timer Read more: https://www.windycityparrot.com/lighting-c-356_346/full-spectrum-economy-daylight-bulb-with-clamp

 

Full Spectrum Economy Daylight Bulb with Clamp Light & Timer

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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