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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Kakarikis and budgies

Just posting for some information as I can't find this conversation elsewhere.

I have two budgies and I've just recently got a 2 year old kakariki parrot. I did the whole quarantine thing along with some cage sorting and I now have Kakariki (Mango) in a very large cage and the two budgies (Winston and Maisie) in a medium cage so everyone has plenty of space

I was wondering how to go about getting them to meet and be friendly? The cages are next to one another so they have a good view of each other but at a safe distance. I've currently been letting them out separately and every time the budgies go near mango in his cage he lunges at them. Not super aggressively but as if to be like "go away."

I've read online in other forums that Kakarikis are gentle birds and i'm sure he'll get better once he's used to them, and be more welcoming when fully settled, but any advice would help tremendously! Thank you!

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Hi and welcome to Talk Budgies, kaks & budgies are odd birds at times when it comes to getting along. I've a friend who has a flock of budgies who absolutely hated her new kak and would often attack it. Budgies are famous for being bullies so this didn't surprise me.

I'd just keep allowing the budgies and the kak out together and leave out a few strands of millet on top of a cage for them all to eat, just make sure there is enough for each bird to eat separately so there is no squabbling about the amount of food or who will get it all.

Make sure to sit there and watch them when they are out together to judge the body language and attitude off all the birds, you might find in a little while with more treats for all birds they put up with each other without any fights as they will get use to each other.

Time will tell.

Good luck and keep up posted how things go.
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