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Hi All We have recently adopted a 8 months Cokatiel ,the person from whom we adopted the bird had told us that it's a male.We also have 2 pairs of budgies in our home, so after we brought him in, we kept his cage near the budgie's cage so that he will feel safe.After a week when we thought he is settled we open the door of his cage,he got out immediately and went to the budgies cage and tried to get inside. we tried to put him in his own cage but he hissed at us and tried to bite.In the end we let him into budgies cage and it was fine in the first week, we thought that they are bonding well but suddenly our budgies got very aggressive specially the babies(4months old) they hurt him thrice to the point were he lost his whole tail and one of his wing is injured and bleeding. We tried to get him out of there but he denied to leave their cage and again try to bite us while hissing.Also I want to clear that we have never tried to touch or catch him forcefully.He does not want to leave the Budgies cage even after so much happened also he does not try to defend himself from budgies he just pretends to bite but if they really attack him he just runs in the cage seeing this I really don't know what to do now?
 

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Hi All We have recently adopted a 8 months Cokatiel ,the person from whom we adopted the bird had told us that it's a male.We also have 2 pairs of budgies in our home, so after we brought him in, we kept his cage near the budgie's cage so that he will feel safe.After a week when we thought he is settled we open the door of his cage,he got out immediately and went to the budgies cage and tried to get inside. we tried to put him in his own cage but he hissed at us and tried to bite.In the end we let him into budgies cage and it was fine in the first week, we thought that they are bonding well but suddenly our budgies got very aggressive specially the babies(4months old) they hurt him thrice to the point were he lost his whole tail and one of his wing is injured and bleeding. We tried to get him out of there but he denied to leave their cage and again try to bite us while hissing.Also I want to clear that we have never tried to touch or catch him forcefully.He does not want to leave the Budgies cage even after so much happened also he does not try to defend himself from budgies he just pretends to bite but if they really attack him he just runs in the cage seeing this I really don't know what to do now?
OMG!!! NEVER allow cockatiel/s and budgerigars in the same cage area! As strange as it sounds, the small budgies will pick the **** out of a cockatiel to the point of death if they can. Don't let their small size fool you! Put your heavy garden gloves on and remove the cockatiel from the budgerigar's cage and put him in his own cage. It is for his own good.
I've had both of these at the same time in free flight but never the two at the same time. The budgies will go after the cockatiel. Budgies can and will chew/chop off the tiels toes. You are lucky that they have only gone after the feathers which will grow back.
Please separate them as the tiels will hang around but the budgies will win in protecting their territory to the possible demise of the cockatiel. If you have tame tiel, give him time out alone. Put a cover over the top of budgies cage so that they won't bite tiel's feet as I can assure you they will if they can. They simply don't get along together. If you have free flying budgies, cover top and side of tiels cage when budgies are out if they free fly.
 
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