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Discussion in 'Bird Boulevard' started by Lesley Yeung, 6/12/18.

  1. Lesley Yeung

    Lesley Yeung Sprinting down the street

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    While I find one bird to be a handful, I know that a lot of you have more.

    How many birds is enough? or too many?

    I'd love to see pics of bigger flocks.

    My flock; (plus me) 20170522_003511.jpg
     
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  2. expressmailtome

    expressmailtome Ripping up the road Administrator Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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  3. Mizzely

    Mizzely Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor BINGO CHAMPION

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    I really liked 2 but managed 3 well enough. Though 2 Quakers is a lot more work than 1 Quaker and 1 conure! So it depends on a lot of factors
     
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  4. Tiel Feathers

    Tiel Feathers Cruising the avenue Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I have three cockatiels (I used to have four), and I think it’s easier when you have all of the same species. I love all of my birds dearly, but if I had to do it over again, I would probably stick with two. This is because with fewer birds it’s easier to give individual attention, it’s easier on a pet sitter, it’s less work, and it’s less money. That’s a cute picture of you and your little friend!
     
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  5. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I have two lovies(and the ducks outside:heart: They are my fids too! They even have the hormonal fits:embarassed: I get chased around by horny Myn on a daily basis now:p) and for me at this point that is enough:xflove: I would love to have more, but that would just not work, and knowing me I would adopt two of the same species as I prefer them that way:embarassed:
    My two trouble makers, left Henkie and right Fëanor
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  6. hrafn

    hrafn Rollerblading along the road

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    When I got Kraz, the plan was that I would only ever get birds his size to prevent accidents and allow for everyone to share time out of their cages, and that I'd only have one or two.
    Obviously, that didn't work out. :dead:

    I'm in love with too many species and I'm too much of a bleeding heart to stay with a small flock. I'm a baaaaad dude.
    Thankfully Kraz and Réy love each other to death so they can have out-of-cage time with each other, but it still has to be with supervision (just in case). Rafi was largely fine with them but would go for their toes if they tried to climb on her cage.
    Taco's still in quarantine ofc, but I think he's might be housed in a different area permanently, both because of Kraz's dust and Taco's size. Both of my littler fids are smaller than one of Taco's feathers, lol. Even play could be dangerous with that colossal of a difference. Having multiple fids of varying species is a lot of work, but it's well worth it to me.
    And since I have my eyes on another CAG already, I'm in for a bunch more fun in the future.

    No number is too many in this household.
    I need an intervention.
     
  7. BirdManDan

    BirdManDan Rollerblading along the road Vendor

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    Watch what you wish for. We started out with a flock of 9 rescued parakeets which reach Mt. Everest heights to over 70 different rescued birds of all kinds. Now we are down to a reasonable 11. No matter how many you have one more never seems like a problem until you have a few dozen! LOL.......
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  8. cassiesdad

    cassiesdad Joyriding the Neighborhood Weather Authority Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Our flock is stable right now at seven...oh, and Elvis, who is vacationing here. :)

    I'm not into posting pics...I used to but had some problems when I did. (not on AA)
     
  9. Brittany0208

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    One is enough for me. I want to be able to give Java my undivided attention, especially since I'm his first home that I know of. I don't think he would do well with other birds since he's very passive. I think other birds would take advantage of his disability. So it's just him and I in this flock
     
  10. Hjarta5

    Hjarta5 Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month

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    We started with one by chance 2 summers ago, and added a second 8 mos ago. There are days that I wonder if adopting a second was a right choice as it took time and attention away from our first bird, and the amount of work it takes for two -- not just in food prep and cage cleaning, but also that they are both unique and have their own needs separate and apart from just "being birds."

    This may be a helpful thread: MBS (Multiple Bird Syndrome) AKA Just one more... | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum
     

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