Getting a Second Bird?


Can I put a new bird in the same cage like the one I already have?

I have a male cherry-headed conure that I’d like to pair up with a female. He is my only bird and has been for about 5 years. If I put another bird in his cage will they fight?

In the beginning, you cannot include another bird, even if it is a female of the same breed. If you really must have another bird, this is what you must do.

  1. Keep the new bird in a different room for 30-45 days. This is to guarantee that the new chick is free of any illnesses or diseases. This also implies that you will need a separate cage.
  2. After quarantine, keep the birds in the same room so they may see each other and “speak to each other,” but keep them separated.
  3. After that, move the cages closer together and enable the birds to mingle amongst them.
  4. Once the contact between cages is successful, you may allow the birds to meet outside their cages for observation only.
    Steps 2-4 may take months or even years to complete. In fact, your existing bird may never wish to share its environment with another bird.
    AND, yeah, if you only added the bird, they’d fight, and one of them would be badly damaged or killed.

Something to think about is if you want to breed your male with a female. If so, are you prepared to give up your bird and turn him into a breeder, allowing him to love her rather than you?

If you’re happy and your bird is happy, I’d leave things alone. Of course, adding another bird to your flock is always welcome; nevertheless, I do not advocate breeding them together.

Can a Conure and Cockatiel hang out?

Just give it a go first. Place one bird on a perch and keep the other nearby. See whether they hiss or fight each other. It is entirely dependent on the birds.

Introduce them by holding one bird in each hand and gently bringing your hands together to check whether they can both sit on the same perch. Keep an eye on both birds for responses and changes in their body weight on your hand, which signal that one of them intends to pounce on the other. A person who understands their birds will be able to predict what the bird would do… If you sense one of them becoming stressed, do not introduce them as close friends and let them out one at a time.

I have a conure and a pionous parrot. I let them both out of their cages at once. The conure usually remains on his play perch, while the parrot stays on his own.

I was interested one day and moved them closer together, but the conure didn’t enjoy being so near to the parrot…. As a result, they stay separate yet might be out at the same time. They essentially ignore one another.

The simplest method to find out whether they get along is to take them out of the cages. Don’t push it either; conures may bite the beak straight off the cockateil, so be cautious and never leave them alone. Be cautious since cockateils have a lot of dander, which may cause your conure to be indigent and create respiratory issues. These are only a handful of the disadvantages of having dander birds with non-dander birds. apart from that, play gym and oversee

A Cockatiel or a Conure?

Essentially, I must select between a weaned baby conure or a newborn cockatiel.
I have expertise with birds, so this is not for beginners but rather for experts. I just cannot decide!

I may choose between a Pearl Cockatiel (Ready in 3 weeks) and a Green Cheek Conure (Ready in 6 weeks). I have the necessary cage, food, toys, accessories, and time for each bird. I just cannot pick between a cockatiel and a conure as my future pet.

Essentially, I want a lively, intelligent, and affable bird that will form a lifelong friendship with me. What are your thoughts?

Currently, I own a Rottweiler and two Cockatiels.

Conures are somewhat more susceptible to heat.

I fight with my conure, play peek-a-boo, and go on walks and bike rides with it.

Conures can be clipped to prevent flying, however cockatiels can fly no matter how they are trimmed; hence, it is preferable to keep them indoors rather than on your shoulder.

The conure, however, is noisier and lives longer than the cockatiel. Both are robust and healthy.

Conures are much friendlier than Cockatiels. Additionally, the Cockatiel would connect with the other birds in its cage (you stated you already had two) as opposed to you. Even though it might be simpler to place a Conure in the same cage as your Cockatiels, you should probably put it in a separate cage so that it is completely dependent on you for care.

I’ve had cockatiels, green-cheeked conures, and red-bellied parrots (the small kind of parrot). From my own experience, the green cheek conure and the red-bellied parrot have a strong friendship. They formed such a strong link with me that no one else could interact with them. The green cheek conure and the red-bellied parrot had picked up my precise laugh to the point that people would believe I was laughing when it was really my birds. Even the ring of my telephone is mocked, and they consistently deceive me! Unfortunately, I no longer own a cockatiel, but my favorite birds were the green cheek conure and the red-bellied parrot. The cockatiel I had did not seem to connect with me in the same manner as the other two. The conure and red-bellied parrot are very intelligent and lively. I am aware that you did not inquire about the red-bellied parrot; I am only sharing my experience. The conure is similarly affectionate to the red-bellied parrot. However, between the cockatiel and green cheek conure, I would select the latter because of my own experience.

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