Budgies are Fighting

By Sky
@skysnap (18038)
May 22, 2016 3:02am CST
My budgies are fighting. The white bird has his eye got attacked by another bird. Usually these birds are the most peaceful lot. However some of the time they just go in attacking mode. I don't know how to control their aggressive behavior towards each other. And all of them are like that. So it's hard to isolate one from another. And also i have limited cages (just 2). Have you ever seen such behavior in pet birds?
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
22 May 16
They look so cute and sweet,with the bright and lively colors.
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@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
yes they are but these days they are fighting a lot.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
22 May 16
@skysnap Get a 3rd cage and the problem is solved.
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@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
@miniam haha but have 5 budgies. need 5 in total lol.
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@MGjhaud (20864)
• Philippines
22 May 16
we used to have birds before, they were colored but they were freed a long time ago. anyway, why dont you put a string on their leg and tie them away from each other.
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@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
haha cant do something like that. it will be cruel. i am letting them cool down on their own. i added one toy hoping they will be engaged with it for some time.
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@MGjhaud (20864)
• Philippines
22 May 16
oh ok, i find that normal here. specially with chickens. haven't you seen one with those?
@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
@MGjhaud yes seen that behavior with chicks. however budgies are peaceful birds. no idea why they get violent like this.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
Nice birds, better set them free hehehe. No, I do not have pet birds only cat, chicken, pig ,dog.
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@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
Budgies wont survive much if I set them free because we have lot of hawks and eagles here. They'd last for a day at the max. By the way you have chicken and pig at home? lot of maintenance for them right?
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
@skysnap Oh, do not release them then.Yes I have 1 pet chicken Margie and she is going to be a hen few days from now.My pet pig is Ben, so fat.he always roams around in our sala hehehe. We will surely cry if he will be sold.Ben likes to be cuddled so with Margie.They watch TV with me.
@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
@cacay1 wow. it seems you have a nice house with all these pets. i wish to have house like that.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
22 May 16
Don't have bird :(
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@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
get some they are cool. and they dont have much maintenance like dogs or cats.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
@Lucky15, Do your cat friend?meow,meow.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@cacay1 no cat ;(
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
24 May 16
I wonder what is wrong. I think you just have to keep the birds separate. You can search for material to make a new cage for one of them. At long as they cannot fly away, that home-made cage will serve its purpose.
@skysnap (18038)
25 May 16
yes isolated one bird and everything is back to normal. some people said, it was their heat season so this sort of behavior is common.
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@skysnap (18038)
25 May 16
@scheng1 one got injured though. blood was flowing. i used turmeric powder to patch the wound.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
26 May 16
@skysnap I think the birds can stop the bleeding through their saliva. But turmeric powder works much faster.
@ridingbet (60493)
• Philippines
23 May 16
no pet birds, but our dogs are in fighting mode for the other female dog we have---Trixie. Chibi the smallest male, shows his teeth to the Japanese Spitz Xander and both rumble.
@skysnap (18038)
25 May 16
@ridingbet hahah. i didn't knew that during mating season things go serious as much as hurting each other.
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@ridingbet (60493)
• Philippines
26 May 16
@skysnap it is therefore "carino brutal" isn't it?
@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
22 May 16
not yet. we don't have pet birds.
@skysnap (18038)
22 May 16
get one they are cool.
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@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
23 May 16
@skysnap are they expensive?
@skysnap (18038)
23 May 16
@trivia79 not at all. just priced 3$ or so per bird.
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• Philippines
25 May 16
I never have birds as pets, so I have no idea why they're acting like that. Are they territorial? How many birds do you keep in a cage? I hope your bird isn't injured.
@skysnap (18038)
25 May 16
one was injured so kept him in isolation. and now all of them are in peace. i guess it was change of season for them.
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• Philippines
25 May 16
@skysnap Poor guy... I hope he heals up soon. Maybe it's mating season? Maybe they were fighting over a girl or something lol.
@skysnap (18038)
25 May 16
@cheerfulnuts yes it is because of girl and mating season. and it is the girl who is attacking lol.
@acelawrites (12486)
• Philippines
27 May 16
I have seen such behavior among African lovebirds, specially when you introduced a new bird to a cage.They would fight the newbie, so it is not practical to add him to that cage.
@skysnap (18038)
27 May 16
yes we keep new birds nearby cage for 2 weeks before adding all of them in one cage.
• Philippines
24 May 16
love to have pets like that. too bad it is not recommended for me and kids to have those.
@skysnap (18038)
25 May 16
I understand. we also have suggestion of not keeping them here. but it's fun to have pets as it gets anxiety and stress out.