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Difficult choice! Okay to add to flock?
It seems people ask frequently in all forums I've read about when you should and shouldn't get a second budgie. I have done a lot of reading on the subject and still feel torn. My budgie is young, and has been with me for 3 months. He is great! We have a great bond, and he goes to everyone in the family. I am a stay at home mom, so he gets plenty of attention. I have been thinking of adding a second budgie for a few reasons despite having lots of time for just the one. I love them, and their antics. I've never owned two bonded birds! We travel (not a ton), and it seems like it would be nice if he had a bond that doesn't occasionally leave for a few days. If we are blessed with another child there may be a period where I have less time. It seems easier to get him a friend his own age while he is young and I have plenty of time to form a bond with a new budgie. However, I don't want to lose his bond to me. He seems happy the way things are. HELP! I just can't decide! I really want a second, and I know lots of you have multiples. I just want to know I can have a bond with two if I do things right, as opposed to losing my current bond and never bonding to the new addition. (I would quarantine and keep them separate for some,time initially to form a bond first before introducing birds)