My budgie keeps making a spitting sound

by Zoe
(Coventry, West Midlands, UK)

I recently got a new male budgie who was 10 weeks old and put him in with my other male budgie that is about a year old. At first they didnt really get along and had a lot of fights but they have now calmed down. The other day i heard my younger budgie making a spitting sound at the older one and chasing him round the cage. Is this terratorial or is there something i can do to stop this?

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May 15, 2011
budgie
by: Anonymous

Everything linda said is true so follow her instructions .the spitting sound your budgie is making is a warning sign to stay away

Nov 29, 2009
My budgie keeps making a spitting sound
by: Linda

First of all, you introduced them incorrectly. New birds should always be introduced slowly with the newer one in a cage of its own until the birds become acquainted. If the cage they're in is too small, it will cause fights.

Please remove the new bird and put him into a cage of his own for a while if not forever. Budgies are very aggressive little birds and can kill one another during a fight. They could be fighting over food if there is only one food and water cup in the cage. They will also fight over space on perches, and if your cage is too small, then you have a recipe for disaster.

So, remove the newer bird and put him in his own cage for now. If the other cage is small, move up into a larger cage with multiple food and water cups and plenty of room to spread out. Don't reintroduce them for a few months. They can play together outside cage if you are there to supervise. Do not leave them together without supervision as I'm serious about Budgie behavior. If one was a female, it may not be so bad, but with two males, there are territorial issues here that may or may not be resolved in time.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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