What should I do?
We brought 2 budgies about 3 months ago. They were very young birds when we got and we believe that they were male and female (although we cant be sure) They had their wings clipped and went straight into the same cage (they were in same cage at pet shop. The two of them got along really well. It was like they were in love. Always grooming and feeding each other. They were inseperable. They indoor birds. They only have a small cage but the top is off it and they could wander in and out as they pleased. They always explored the house together and were usually only in the cage to eat drink and at night.
Both birds were in good shape and seemed healthy. The female (?) was smaller and the male (?) would often puff himself up and kind of lord over her.He would also peck at her when she was trying to feed. The female hurt her foot a few weeks ago and kind of limped about for about a week. She was eating , drinking and behaving normally other than not being able to climb. She regained full use of her foot and was perfectly like normal again.
Both birds like i said seemed happy and healthy ( other than the foot thing) and they ate seed as well as millet spray and fresh veg.one afternoon about 5 days ago my partner heard them fighting apparently they were really going for it. He came in to see what was going on and found the female dead at the bottom of the cage. Could the male have killed her during their fight?
Now the male bird is acting strange. He is still eating and drinking and making plenty of noise. But, he cries for her the way he did when they got seperated before she died. He also hasn't left his cage that much since she died. He is semi tame and wants our attention more than he did before? Do we get him a new friend?
Thanks for reading and sorry I wrote so much.