Caging, Fighting and Bad Smell
ok so i have a couple of qns firstly i have 2 budgies, a female under 4 months and a male thats older but not sure by how much as he was given to me by someone who was too ill to care for him anymore. At the moment they sleep in separate cages but play togther all day outside of the cage. I was thinking of buying a bigger cage for them to live in together and just wanted to know if i keep them together all the time will they breed because i heard that its dangerous for the female if she is under 10 months so will they be able to live together without breeding until they are both ready or is there something i can do to prevent them from breeding for a while.
Secondly the female is sometimes very agressive and bossy towards the male pushing him off toys and biting his toes and also attacking him so that he screams. will this be a problem if they're in the same cage.
And lastly i have recently started feeding them a variety of fruits and vegetables and have just noticed that the female has started to smell faintly like rotten vegetables. I thought maybe she had some food stuck somewhere i couldn't see that had gone off but i examined her thoroughly and can't find any so any kind of explanation for this would be helpful. I never feed them anything thats off if that helps at all.