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Can a budgie and a senegal get along?

As you all probably know, I will be getting my sennie in 3-4 months(just hatched). I currently have a tame budgie that lives in my room( he is out basically 24 hours a day even to sleep and only goes to his oversized cage to eat).

Ok so I did hear how sennies prefer living alone and doesn't like a new bird into the mix. But he is the one who will be the new bird and he will see my budgie. Since the sennie will be just weaned when I get him, I am planning to do very supervised interactions between the two to see how they get along.and perhaps the sennie knowing that he is new might make him feel like a guest. The honeymoon phase lasts a year or 2 so maybe if I get them to really like each other from this young of age that when he gets older, he won't have a problem with him. Of course I will still only let them out when I am home (so no more 24 hour free lance for the budgie), but since I work from home, they will get plenty of interaction every day.

Or is there no chance for them to get along or risk getting along so I should just give them separate out of cage time in my room even supervised. Or will supervising them be enough even if they don't get along.
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I do let the budgies and the senegal have their out of cage time at the same time. My budgies are fully flighted and when they feel threatened by the senegal they would just fly away to somewhere safe. I would not do this with clipped budgies- that would be very risky because if the senegal attacks the clipped budgie, the budgie would not stand a chance because it doesn't have any means of escape(its wings) Note! I am not advising you it's ok to let the senegal and a budgie out at the same time. Anything you do is at your own risk.

I used to have the senegal and the conures out at the same time too and the conures used to chase the senegal about until one day when my senegal was old enough to fight back and this happened (pic below) The conures will fight the senegal to the death, and the senegal if given a chance now at a mature age, he would kill any birds that try to attack him, I have even seen a video of a senegal attacked a macaw. I don't have the conures and the senegal out at the same time anymore because of what had happened when the senegal fought back at the conures, resulted in this pic below.


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I do let the budgies and the senegal have their out of cage time at the same time. My budgies are fully flighted and when they feel threatened by the senegal they would just fly away to somewhere safe. I would not do this with clipped budgies- that would be very risky because if the senegal attacks the clipped budgie, the budgie would not stand a chance because it doesn't have any means of escape(its wings) Note! I am not advising you it's ok to let the senegal and a budgie out at the same time. Anything you do is at your own risk.

I used to have the senegal and the conures out at the same time too and the conures used to chase the senegal about until one day when my senegal was old enough to fight back and this happened (pic below) The conures will fight the senegal to the death, and the senegal if given a chance now at a mature age, he would kill any birds that try to attack him, I have even seen a video of a senegal attacked a macaw. I don't have the conures and the senegal out at the same time anymore because of what had happened when the senegal fought back at the conures, resulted in this pic below.

my budgie is flighted. And my sennie will be clipped once he gets here so that gives me a year or 2 to get them to like each other before he becomes flighted as well. And even then the budgie should be able to fly away since they are not that aggressive. Hopefully the senegal will never feel threatened enough to attack and its own aggressive tendencies will be nullified since i will work on them to like each other during the honeymoon phase. did your conure heal up its beak?
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Yes the conure's beak is now healed.

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hey this is off topic but can you guys tell me if the budgie is a male or female ?
according to me it's around 4-5 months old.





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definitely looks like a male to me!
yeah, I wouldn't let my flighted senegal and budgie interact with each other though, as once I had my budgie out and my mum took the senegal upstairs to see me. The budgie was on my head and the senegal flew straight AT the budgie and landed on my head, and the budgie flew out of the room. My budgie is very tame and loving and I would HATE to lose him. I just don't want to risk him getting hurt. My senegal, on the other hand, has a somewhat Jekyll and Hyde personality. He will be saying his name and hello in a cute voice and asking for scritches. He may look sweet, but don't let that fool you! Underneath his cuteness, he can be mean too, and he is quite aggressive when he wants to be. He is very nippy, and once he actually made my finger bleed - imagine what he could do to a little budgie?!
Of course, when we were on holiday the budgie and the senegal were in the same room to keep each other company while my brother was looking after them. He apparently had them both out at the same time and no harm was caused, either to the sennie or the budgie. So, if you're going to keep a budgie and sennie together, make sure the budgie at least can still fly away if need be, and they are introduced on neutral territory. NEVER leave them together unsupervised. If the senegal shows any sign of aggression you may need to keep them in separate rooms or let them out at different times.
My budgie likes the senegal. Once he had a budgie playmate, who was another budgie, come round and the other budgie was in his cage while mine was out in the living room. Then mum let the sennie out at the same time. The sennie didn't really pay much attention to the budgie, (although I think he was a bit jealous that this little pipsqueak was intruding on HIS territory i.e the living room, and kept going near his cage, he was a little annoyed at that.)but the budgie WOULD NOT leave Merryn alone! He was up on the curtain rod and my budgie kept on flying up to the senegal, and we kept trying to get it to go in the other direction, but it just kept going towards the sennie! Eventually we had to put Merry away because it was too stressful for me to imagine anything happening to my budgie. It wasn't his fault he was being put away, it was just for the safety of My Moshi. At least Merry didn't really try to attack Moshi when he kept flying towards him. Phew. Good luck!
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This is one of my videos of my senegal with 1 of my previous budgie - this is when my senegal was quite young, he was very slow and docile when he was young, even the budgie teases him then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdnWg6-HiAA But now that he is older he's much faster and doesn't put up with being teased by any birds anymore.

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This is one of my videos of my senegal with 1 of my previous budgie - this is when my senegal was quite young, he was very slow and docile when he was young, even the budgie teases him then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdnWg6-HiAA But now that he is older he's much faster and doesn't put up with being teased by any birds anymore.
Such a cute that lil budgie and he's got courage I'm sorry what happened to your conure that looks painful.

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This is one of my videos of my senegal with 1 of my previous budgie - this is when my senegal was quite young, he was very slow and docile when he was young, even the budgie teases him then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdnWg6-HiAA But now that he is older he's much faster and doesn't put up with being teased by any birds anymore.


thats cute. But i dont think the budgie was trying to tease him. Looks more like he likes the sennie and sees him as a friend. Isnt chirping and beak touching meant to be a good thing for budgies? but i guess it would be annoying for the sennie. How is your sennie now with other birds?
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Only the budgies are allowed out when the senegal is out, they're not friends nor are they enemies, as long as the budgies leave the senegal alone he will leave the budgies alone. The conures, the senegal, and the quaker have their out-of-cage time separately.

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My conure gets along with the budgies that were there before him. He's very friendly with them however my Linnie is another story . I think since he is a baby and as long as you supervise it should be fine

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does your budgies still beak touch and play with him like that in your vid? or do they leave him alone? You should take a more recent video of them interacting and post it.
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That video was taken when the senegal was still very young, now that he is older he will not let any budgie beak touch him, he's much faster now. You have already seen the latest video of the budgie and the senegal, in this latest video this is about as close as the budgie can get to him before he shoo them away http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1EmA...ature=youtu.be . I don't have that same budgie that used to beak's touch the senegal anymore.


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Tippa, that is such a cute video!! Love how the patient budgie finally gets a split second to check out the food but has to leave quickly!
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Thank you Diana, there are few others that like the video too, now I can add you to the list

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hey this is off topic but can you guys tell me if the budgie is a male or female ?
according to me it's around 4-5 months old.





Sorry but I really dont want to start a new thread.
There is white around the cere? I'd say a young female then

I think as long as you supervise the budgie around the Senegal you should be okay, but as Tippa said, it's at your own risk

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