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Will they have pet quality if he gets a buddy

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  1. 2parrotsmom

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    Ok so I have a male Crimson belly an he's a great bird but I feel he is so social that he pretty much wants out of cage all day n wants my attention that he might could benefit from a birdie friend I'm thinking a ggc does anyone have any comments on this ?
     
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    If you can't give him all the time he needs because of having to work then if toys and Foraging opportunities is still not enough to keep him occupied while you are at work, then I feel a buddy would be great for him. They can be socialized to each other as well as to you and your family!
     
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  3. 2parrotsmom

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    Ok thanks for your response I'm actually a stay at home mom n thru out the day he goes with me to laundry room he has a play stand n there but it's mainly n evening times when im more busy or just to tired to let him hang with me that he will start to squawk n that's why im thinking a buddy First im thinking I will bond with new bird by hand feeding n keep em separated for at lest couple mon then let then b friends
     
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    Birds generally do better with a buddy in general, and can definitely still be friends with humans :)
     
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    Our gcc Pistachio was very tame but needed a friend, so we adopted another. Scott came from a less-than-ideal home and is afraid of many things, including hands. So we had our bird and he had his bird. But seeing Pistachio interact with us was good for Scott; he started getting braver and would follow Pistachio farther and farther out of the cage and would even step onto our shoulders where the two of them would hang out. It was rewarding even though only one of ours was ever really a people bird because we knew they were both getting the companionship they needed. :)
     
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    Where is Chandra when you need her?
     
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    :laugh: Probably busy with all of her cheekies!
     
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    Cheekies and toys!

    Yes they can very much benefit from having a buddy. On the flip side, they could possibly dislike each other but I still think there is benefit in even that. I have many pairs that are still bonded to me and interact. The thing I have noticed is that pairs are less clingy but still want to interact with you.
     
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    S/he stays with the flock of nine fosters when I am not with them and then when I get home, ditches the flock to be with me for kisses.
     
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    Amada on the right has three friends but when I am home sits next to my chair. Kari is a turd and prefers men.
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    Jewel has two boyfriends and still loves to fly over for snuggles.
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    Bitty has ditched me for Maui but he was pretty flighty to begin with and Maui will visit occasionally...

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    And my first pair...Happy and Chya

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    And there are some that are not people birds but they started out that way before they arrived. Those that like spending time with people still do.

    And food/feeding is a good bonding time too.
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    :heart::heart::heart: You are so lucky to have so many cuties with you!
     
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    Chandra, you absolutely melt my heart!
     
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    I personally would do hand feedings together. It's what I did with Chya...but Happy and Chya didn't share a cage initially.
     
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    O wow thanks so much for all the info I feel a lot better now about adding a friend I just want to do the right thing I loved all the pics
     
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