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Molting causing behavioral changes

Wally&Eva

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New York
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Carol
A little upsetting behavior going on over here. Both birds are molting but Wally a bit more (he’s a week older). He’s a bit bitey at the moment, I can imagine that it’s uncomfortable for him. We are trying to curb that behavior but he is hyper and a little unfocused. That’s being worked on as well. The problem lies with his relationship with Eva. I noticed that they weren’t sleeping together one night and she was hanging on to side of the cage. I realized that she’s doing this so that she can run away from him easier than flying to another spot. I’ve noticed that he will beak her. Eva’s personality is very calm so she is quick to just move away from him instead of engaging in a disagreement. He isn’t plucking her, he isn’t abusing her but he is picking on her. I’m increasing their time outside and noticing that he doesn’t go for her but she is no longer his shadow. Usually wherever they fly, the other one is right behind and lands right next to them. But I’ve noticed that she chooses to be close to him but not on top of him. My next question is do I let them co-exist in their cage? Or should I get another cage and put them together with the door open so they can move away from each other? I’m sad I have to separate them and I don’t even know if it’s necessary at this point.
 

Emma&pico

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Emma Smith
Hi
Personally I would separate them or at least have separate sleep cages or for times when you aren’t about their cages can be side by side so they can sleep next to each other still but it gives Eva the space of her own no one wants to feel on edge in their sleeping area then see how they go maybe it will change back after molt mine are grumpy during a molt too

mine are in separate cages because indie can be like this with pico it’s a lot less now I think they have leant each other’s way but she’s the bossy one out of the two pico just flys off to find something else to do or comes to me to tell me she’s at it again haha:bored:

I know they have been caged together since babies but they maybe finding their own feet now and personality coming through I personally wouldn’t risk it especially not with my two
But you know your birds so it’s down to you or just try to ride out the molt and see how they are

I know birds sleep in weird positions but mine have only slept like that when they were unsettled first few days in new environment so I would take that as stressed for mine
 
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