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I am considering fostering two female Budgies. Can I home them with my current two females, or will there be a big problem???:confused:
 

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I would guess it depends on your females, and the size of the cage. We had two females and added two males, which went really well, but I don't think I'd have had four females together. Our two bickered a lot, but that's actually reduced now we've got the boys. Our cage is 36" x 19" x 40" which is about the minimum four two budgies, and they do use the whole space. Ours also all need their own space away from each other to sleep in, away from the other three. We kept the males caged next to the females for a couple of weeks while they were getting introduced. They had time out the cage together and all got along together. Then the males got to visit in the females cage in the evenings before bedtime. And finally when we decided the were ok together, the cage was rearranged totally, and the males moved in. I find the males mellow out our cage a lot. But really it depends on the temperament of the females.
 

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My cage is 30LX 36HX16D...I would have thought that would be room for four. My girls don't fight, but they do have an argument every now and then. They often sleep side by side...
I may rethink depending on whether the shelter provides a cage. I don't really want to buy another, as I'm just fostering these two...for now, anyway.
 

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I've just been taliking to the shelter...and I won't be fostering them. They aren't sure of the sex, but they think it's a male and female. A definite problem for housing them with my two. They have another foster home lined up, so I didn't feel too badly.
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I've just been taliking to the shelter...and I won't be fostering them. They aren't sure of the sex, but they think it's a male and female. A definite problem for housing them with my two. They have another foster home lined up, so I didn't feel too badly.
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yeah , willow right? ive told them a few times shes a he ( pink cere ) but no one listens to a 17 year old :rolleyes: haha
 

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That's funny! You work/volunteer at the shelter Sharon is fostering from, Stacey? :lol: What a coincidence!
 

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Hey Stacey! They didn't seem really sure what sex they were...but suspected male and female. Anyway, that made the decision for me! I'm keeping an eye on the site, as I'd really like to foster a bigger bird, like a Conure. That way, if I find it's not a good fit, it's not permanent.:)
 
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