On 9/06/05, Barb wrote:
> On 9/05/05, jill wrote:
>> hello sarah... it won't take him as long to find the food as you
>> think. she definately has dominate issues! you might try
>> exercising them at different times as well.....just to give them
>> a little "away" time from each other.=)
>> On 9/03/05, Sarah wrote:
>>> On 9/03/05, Popcorn wrote:
>>>> On 9/02/05, Sarah wrote:
>>>>> Can anyone help? i have 2 budgies/ 1 male, 1 female, and
>>>>> the femae is alot more plump than the male I have definatly
>>>>> been supecting that the female hogs the food. I notice also
>>>>> that when they are out on their playset, the female chases
>>>>> him off like pecks at him. Can anyone help? Thanks in
>>>>> Advance! Sarah
>>>> Put another food bowl on the opposite end of the cage so
>>>> that the male can get some food.
>>> ok, thanks, but it might take some time for the male to find
>> the food.
> If after putting in another food dish the female is still running
> him away from it. Separate the birds and put in different cages!!
> From prior experience I had a dominant female that kept running the
> male off away from the food so I separated the birds into separate
> cages and left space between the two cages so they could still see
> each other for companionship. And the male flourished!! If dont
> take him out and she keeps pestering him he could starve to death
> which I know you would never let that happen!! Be encouraged!!
Well, it is only occasionally that the female drives my male away. It's like
whenever she feels in a bad mood, she chases him away. I just got a cage
that is up to almost my belly-button that was $105 and is very roomy also.(i am
5' tall). i think that they like it MUCH better, and can get away from one
another when they feel like it. I have not noticed any signs of chases, but i
never really see them eat, i am normally at school when they do eat.
Abby(male) seems not too bad skinny wise, and when they are out of the
cage every day, i give Abby more millet sprat to munch on just in case. And
also, do you mean perminatly seperate them? If yes, then I think that my birds
would have a miserable life. They have known each other since they were 3
weeks old, and other than the food chases, they preen each other and hook
beaks, and do stuff like that.