Birds--General/my budgie


My budgie Casper keeps on trying to chase my other budgie ChiChi and trys to get ChiChi's tale  he also rys to land on ChiChi and i have no idear what is going on it happens almost every day i have had ChiChi for a week and Casper for a month and i had them in seprate cages before i had but chiChi into the large cage that Casper was in?

There are a couple of possibilities. First, they could be playing. Second, if one is a male and one a female, they could be courting or mating. Third, one bird might be more aggressive than the other and they are just trying to figure out who is in charge. That's especially true because you have only had the birds a short time. They are both stressed from the move and your put them together before they were even adjusted to their new home. As long as they are not hurting each other, you don't have to do anything. If they are or you are worried about them, put them in separate cages for a couple of months but put the cages next to each other. Good luck. Also, get yourself a book on budgies if you haven't already. It will be helpful. Good luck


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Roger Lederer


Any and all questions about WILD birds - not caged, domestic or poultry. Can answer questions about identification, taxonomy, behavior, courtship, plumage, flight, or anything else. Wild birds only, please.


Taught ornithology (the study of birds) at the university level for 30 years. Have written five books on birds, published 30 scientific articles, write a blog on birds, have the website, lectured to hundreds of groups on birds,and have traveled to 90 countries studying birds.

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PhD in Zoology with emphasis in ornithology.

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