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Hawk heads in multibird household?

Discussion in 'Hawkhead Trail' started by cat99, 5/23/19.

  1. cat99

    cat99 Moving in

    I’m considering bring home a hawk head and I’m wondering if anybody has one in home with multiple other med to large parrots . There’s s little info out there And it mostly seems somewhat negative.

    This hawkhead would be a handraised juvenile and would be coming into a home with IRN and Cape. And a yorkie. It’s just me and the parrots and I’m home a great deal and never work more than 3-4 partial days a week.

    Any input welcome. I have a dedicated bird room for when I’m gone and sleeping and my birds are on playstands and flighted when I’m home.
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  3. whichlinda

    whichlinda Checking out the neighborhood

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    I have both a hawkhead (Aurora) and african grey (Achilles) parrot. They get along very well. They share the same cage and also are affectionate with each other. Aurora gets along very well with 3 of my dogs which are shiba inus. I got both of the parrots as juveniles. Hope this helps.
  4. Eloy

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    How big are that cage?
    That is not something I recommend...
    That explain a part, but wait and watch out when they get hormonal.
    What do you mean by that? Are they allowed to interact with each other?
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  5. camelotshadow

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    Bring home whatever you have the time, energy, funds & space etc to share between all of them & have them all lead a nice safe life.

    I would not expect any shared cages or even unsupervised out time in a bird room.

    Possible is still its not the norm & like said it has to be monitored as even same species brother & sister caged & raised together can get to a certain age decide they can't get along & get into fights that can cause injury.

    A grey & hawkhead are about the same size with the grey probably weighing more if its a Congo.

    Cape & IRN all have toes & feet & eyes & fights can be dangerous.

    In the interest of safety any adult birds introduced need to be supervised when out of the cages. Just take a second for someone to lose a limb or get seriously injured. Add a dog or cat to the equation & life can become complicated.

    Never met another hawkhead but Penny. Have done alot of research. Its going to heavily depend upon how they were reared & the life they have had whether they can be a good pet. They can be high strung birds & can be a handful.
    It can just happen. You have to be a very calm person & set a routine. I think if you have a busy house with alot going on it could introduce alot of confusion.

    If its just you & you only work part time it could work.


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