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Second bird?

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by Krissyy1027, 11/4/18.

  1. Krissyy1027

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    In about six months I will be in the position to get a second bird. I currently have a 4mo cockatiel. They will not share the same cage, and will only be allowed supervised play time together IF they get along. I don't think I want another cockatiel, because I don't want accidental babies. I would love to get a little Parrotlet, but I heard that Parrotlet's do not get along with Cockatiels? Would it still be ok as long as I kept them completely separated asides from being able to chatter to eachother in the same room (my bedroom)? Or do you guys know of a bird, asides from a budgie, that would get along with a cockatiel? Thanks! :)
     
  2. Roxhum

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    Cockatiels are such gentle birds they can be easily bullied. If they are in separate cages a parrotlet should be fine. A bourke parrakeet jumps to mind as a good companion, but honestly I don’t know.
     
  3. Lady Jane

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    I am happy you will get another. I strongly suggest you get a second cage because one does not bring home a new bird and put them directly in a cage with a strange bird to them. You should also quarantine the new bird.
     
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  4. Krissyy1027

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    @Lady Jane I plan on getting separate cages and quarantining. I am just unsure on what kind of parrot to get. I am not allowed large parrots, so I want something either cockatiel sized or smaller. I was thinking a Bourke's Parakeet, Parrotlet, or an English Budgie? I have a large playstand that I hope to have them both on once they're used to each other.
     
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  5. Feather

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    The best companion for a cockatiel is another cockatiel. If you get one who is the same sex as your current cockatiel, you won't need to worry about accidental eggs. :tup:
     

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