Adding a second budgie?
October 9, 2005 7:14 AM Subscribe
BudgieFilter: Getting a second budgie?
posted by starman to pets & animals (5 answers total)
Right now we have a wonderful budgie (parakeet). Very tame, likes to get scratches, likes to play "hide-and-seek." She entertains herself pretty well when alone, but we are thinking of getting a second one for a little more companionship, especially when we are both at work.
Our bird *loves* talking to the birds outside, so it makes us think she'd like another bird friend.
The question is: will a second budgie make our original like us any less? Might it ignore its human friends and only pay attention to the other budgie? Might it not like to get scratched any more? Any advice from experienced budgie owners is appreciated!
We've had the budgie a little over a year now. I've also read about quarantining the new budgie for a month and some other precautions.