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housing tiels and budgies together???

I posted this thread on talk cockatiels too.
after visiting the Rspca rescue at stubbington yesterday, I'm thinking of maybe putting a few budgies in with my tiels.
I've heard they can be feet nippers but the girl at the centre said they'd be ok if they were in a large enough aviary.
I've reserved 3 tiels giving me 7 but I'm thinking of getting another 1 and there were some budgies I liked the look of.
So I was thinking of rehoming 4 budgies as well.
I've never kept budgies but some of them were beautiful.
I don't want to breed again for a long time as this year was so bad.
they're predominatly pets, I might show at some point.
So opinions please, and do budgies eat pretty much what tiels do?
Perches same size, mine are all different, for foot health.
And can they go in aviary with tiels?
they have them together at centre.

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Maybe if they were housed together since birth...... But still they could fight and the size difference....

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I've heard budgies are little bullies!

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If you have young in the nest boxes, budgies are known for entering the box and killing the chicks!!

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maybe bringing them in for a little visit may work.. thats probably pretty hard for you to do since they are no tame..


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visiting is not an option,
I'm starting to think maybe no budgies!

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But maybe you could make this work out How about having a divider in the middle of the aviary?

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I wouldn't house them together. My budgies love to chew on the tiels feathers and one of them tries to bite also if I don't keep a close watch on them.
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Daisy has kept many species in mixed aviaries. She could let you know how it worked out, and which species she kept with which birds.


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Doesn't work out in all cases, Budgies can be really bossy, despite how small they are and the size difference between Budgies and Cockatiels doesn't get in the way of them bossing them around.

With that said though, I have a mixed aviary of Cockatiels and Budgies (19 Cockatiels and 6 Budgies), they have plenty of room so they can all have their own space, and get away. They get along great though, I have had no problems what-so-ever with my Cockatiels and Budgies, but they are in a pretty big aviary, it is something like 1.52m x 2.22m, and some of the Cockatiels have been around the Budgies for a few years now so they are used to them and don't take their crap!
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Thats a big aviary. My flight is only 4'x4'x6' which is about 1.25m
Was planning 8 tiels and 4 budgies. Also have indoor area.
See thread my tiel aviary.
Was expecting Daisy to comment as well.
Cant split aviary not big enough.

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Here are my two mixed aviary layouts

1. cockatiels, budgies, Chinese painted quail, zebra finches and diamond doves - never had a problem
2. red-fronted kakarikis, bourke's, red-rumped, zebra finches, collared doves, golden pheasants - also never had a problem!

I have been housing budgies with cockatiels for as long as I can remember and I've never had a problem. You have more cockatiels than budgies so they are less likely to boss them around. I got my first bird, Paulie, many years ago and he was a lutino cockatiel. I built him an aviary and put a breeding pair of budgies in with him, then I got a female cockatiel for Paulie and they too became a breeding pair, then I added another pair of cockatiels AND another pair of budgies and never ever had a problem! I personally think they would be fine and as you said you aren't planning on breeding so there would be no conflict about that.

What do you feed your cockatiels at the moment? If it's a seed mix with fruit and veggies etc provided too then it will be very similar, cockatiel mix is pretty much budgie mix with some sunflower thrown in. The budgies will eat the same food but they wont eat the sunflowers. Every single one of my budgies goes CRAZY for millet, so crazy they even land on me for it.

Budgies are known for bullying other birds but being as the tiels are a lot larger I've never known a problem. Yes they may bicker. My budgies would come bounding up to my cockatiels and they'd get a telling off from the big cresty ones I think that budgies would be a nice addition for you AND you would be taking in rehomes, which is VERY nice of you

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Thanks, just need to tell hubby and ring centre.
Also find out cost. Hopefully they'll be ok with a 40 min journey.
They have the most gorgeous pale yellow budgie with pale blue patches. Gorgeous!
And a lovely green with nice markings and oh I can see this coming!

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My budgies have out of cage time when my 3 tiels do. I have 4 budgies that if they go in the tiel cage and act like they want to stay I trust them to spend the night with them and be good.

I have 18 budgies in total and some I would never allow to be in with them during the night.
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After the death of my 2 male budgie's females,I put them with the tiels.They have been out and playing together forn atleast 3 months and they get along really well.They enjoy eachothers company.

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