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Old 08-27-2020, 01:07 PM
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Unhappy Budgie in love with cockatiel - what to do?

So, I've recently got myself a single female cockatiel and she has the softest most adorable personality. I've waited until her quarantine period has ended before trying to introduce her to my 2 budgies in the living room. Witje, my female budgie isn't particularly fond of her but she's okay with her presence. My male budgie is the problem, Coco. He's okay with her presence,.. even more than okay. He has completely fallen in love with her. Whenever i go to the bedroom to be with Zoe, the cockatiel, Coco tries to either land on my head and hitch a ride or fly over or past me to the bedroom. I need to keep the door closed just to prevent him from going to the bedroom, and even then he's flying to the door almost every 5 minutes to see if it is still closed. It doesn't seems like he wants to give on this either. When he does gets through he tries to be right next to Zoe, and Zoe is not particularly fond of the energy levels of Coco. (or impressed by his look for that matter) I'm fine with Coco liking Zoe, but he needs to step it down a few notches and I have come here to ask for help and advice on handling this situation.

Keep them both separated for a while? Put Zoe in the cage and leave coco near her but out of the cage for him to get bored of her? Leave coco in the cage and Zoe out in the living room so they can see each other? Not sure how to handle this situation at all.

Thank you all in advance!
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