Budgies can be sweet, funny, and great companions, but sometimes they make you worry because of their aggressive behavior when they fight
If you bought budgies and they live happily and all of sudden you observe that they are fighting and hurting each other and you are confused about sudden changes in their behavior from social to aggressive.
Why do my male and female Budgies fight?
This can be because of several reasons like overcrowding, natural aggression, new cage mates, incompatibility, not being interested, hormones, or health and diet.
It’s an alarming situation you should take immediate action to stop them otherwise they will hurt each other or even one of them kill the other as well.
Budgies fighting reasons
Keeping numerous budgies in a small or confined cage may lead to conflicts as budgies require ample space for flying and privacy. Overcrowding can cause female budgies to fight with their male counterparts as they crave space and privacy.
It is a widely recognized and accepted fact that female budgies are naturally more aggressive than males.
Usually, female budgie always shows aggression towards other female budgie but in some cases, female shows aggression towards male budgie as well.
In this case, separate both of them and place both of them beside the separate cage, after some days female budgies will become normal and cool and you can keep them together again.
If the male or female budgie is new to the cage, this will also be the reason for fighting because budgies are not receptive and comfortable sometimes.
Instead of adding new males or females directly to the cage, try to put them in another separate cage and place both cage side by side so they can familiarize each other and after some time you can put them together in one cage.
At times, as humans, we may not like certain individuals and prefer to avoid interacting with them due to personal preferences. However, we generally do not engage in fights or conflicts with such individuals. Instead, we politely request them not to initiate any communication or interaction with us.
Budgies can also resort to fighting as a means of communicating “Stay away” to each other when they are not comfortable in each other’s company. In such cases, the best solution is to separate them and place them in individual cages for some time.
There are instances when a male or female budgie may not be interested in forming a relationship. In such cases, if the opposite gender budgie tries to pursue them, it may lead to aggression and fighting.
Hormonal changes are also the reason for fighting in budgies same as humans, hormones can make humans unexpected things. If your female budgie is dealing with hormones she might be aggressive and irritable and will fight with male.
Usually, females do this type of behavior at the time of matting.
Health and Diet
Budgies may exhibit aggressive behavior towards each other when they are experiencing physical discomfort or are not being adequately nourished due to a medical illness. If you notice this behavior in your budgies, it is imperative to seek medical attention for them.
How Do I Stop My Budgie from Fighting?
If you observed any of the reasons from above in the behavior of your budgies you need to take some steps to avoid any harm or death of your budgie.
These are the steps you need to take for the prevention of budgies fight;
If you are facing any conflict or any aggressive behavior between your budgies it’s better to separate them, took out any one of the budgies from the cage and put it in another cage, and place both cage side by side so they can watch and communicate with each other.
Put back both budgies together after some time you will not face again the fighting issue, if you face again the same issue repeat this process.
If you see any conflict or fight between your budgie try to use verbal words like “no”or make a sound clap so that they will leave the fight repeat these steps at the time of fighting for some time, this will help your budgie to recognize and to stop the fight.
If your budgies are fighting for the territory, try to shift both of them to any other neutral area where any of them can not show a sign of dominance. It’s very effective to stop them from fighting.