Our new baby budgie came home yesterday and is still very nervous. Totally stupid time to bring in a new bird, just before Christmas, but its not a loud affair in this house so thats good.
Problem is how long should I keep the birds seperate from each other. Bub has been in quarantine at pet shop for a week before coming here, seems in fine health, superb plumage, clean butt etc. So far he is across the room from the other birds, we have a small house so no option other than this. Problem is DH wants to put up Christmas decs soon and bub is in the only place the tree can go
Would 2 weeks be ok, then move cages side by side so they can see each other for a bit before they all go in together? It sounds too short, and I don't want to risk anyones health.
Please can anyone offer advice as to how soon it would be safe to get them this close to each other?
I don't want to rush putting them in the same cage and new bird is still very young and timid.
I did a search online and they reckon 30 days, so I guess I'll go with that then.
Not sure if they will last that long though, Robin and Minty are calling to each other and hanging off their respective walls begging to be closer together. WOuld rather be safe than sorry though, so will have to just let them keep at it.