Well i introduced another and the last pair to this pair. Now there are 2 pairs in this cage. Like i said before, big cage.
I've noticed some pecking between all of them, but it is the first day so i will watch. No ousting (sp?) and they don't tend to chase each other. It kinda happens in sittings, not constantly. They will peck, move over and then just sit there.
If this continues i will buy another cage to seperate them in. I've noticed females hopping in and out of nests, but they aren't building nests. Just kinda sitting in there.
I also may be adding a budgie to the family, since my manager at work has to get rid of hers (her step son is moving in to the animal room, so the animals must go. how sad
) so i think i may take one. It's free, and her budgies are very sweet. Not to mention i wanted a bird i could handle, and a budgie i sure can handle!
I know a decent more about budgies than i do about finches, since i finger train them at work. However, i do not know the noise level. It's not a problem for me, its a problem for my dad. If it's too loud he will have me get rid of it. Some of the squeals of my finches he can hear in the other room! I don't know the noise level simply because i walk into a bird room FULL of birds all talking and chattering at once
So i'm not to framiliar on how one bird would sound. Could the budgie owners help me out here? If you are upstairs, can you hear your burd upstairs?