can java sparrows and budgies go together

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elferoz777
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wondering if my budgies could share and aviary with the Java's after they are done in the breeding cabinets?
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Budgies do not play nice with other birds generally. (Unless you call chewing them nice.) You could try, if you had a heavily planted area where the Javas could hide from the Budgies. But be prepared to seperate them if they behave badly. (Which would be what I would expect.) I never say never, because I was told you can't keep King quail in family groups. Which I have been doing for years.
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Java sparrows can hold their own against budgies. Probably the only larger finch that can, they can be leg pullers/ biters themselves as well.
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Agreed with Craig, I’ve seen a few people have Budgies and Java’s together with pretty good success with both
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