HAMILTON & DISTRICT BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY INC.
ONE OF MY BUDGIES HAS ATTACKED THE OTHER
We have heard of 4 main reasons why one mate would attack the other but of course there are others.
Sometimes one will attack and seriously hurt the other when one wants to mate and the other does not. Since they do not always get into breeding condition at the same time this can happen.
When one bird suspects the other is ill it can attack and sometimes kill the other bird as this is natures way of removing the weak.
Sometimes at night something can startle or scare the birds and one may attack the other possibly after one or both may have tried to fly around in the cage and the other assumed it was attacking him and fought back out of panic.
When a new bird is introduced into a cage with another bird some fighting can occur, as sometimes this is their way of sorting out their dominance. Serious injury can occur but usually it lasts for a few hours and serious injuries are rare. If fighting continues for a longer period it may just be that the cage is too small for them to have their own space.
It is a safe practise to seperate any birds until their wounds have healed especially when it is unknown as to why one attacked the other or who the aggressor is.
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