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Are pionus parrots good with other parrots

bruhstroke

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I'm thinking on getting a pionus for my quaker parrot so he can have some company when I'm not around. I'll have them in separate cages when I'm gone, but will that be enough for when they're out of their cage. Considering the size of the pionus will it try and beat up my quaker parrot or will it be chill with him.
 

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I think it depends on the personality of the Pionus. Nerd bird hated the small house finch we raised and made it his mission to get rid of her one toe, or other part at a time. He also was jealous of the pigeon we had for a while but he was pretty much a only bird and liked daddy all to himself.
 

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My pionus is bonded with my red-bellied parrot, but would kill any other bird in my flock given half a chance.
 

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I'm thinking on getting a pionus for my quaker parrot
Firstly, I don't like this. You shouldn't get a bird of another species for a bird. If you want to get a bird "for" a bird, then it should be of the same species. Even then, it is still 50:50 as to what their relationship will be like.
 

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Firstly, I don't like this. You shouldn't get a bird of another species for a bird. If you want to get a bird "for" a bird, then it should be of the same species. Even then, it is still 50:50 as to what their relationship will be like.
That's true.
It's like getting a dog for your dog. Never works out. :roflmao:
 
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I like how you think :) however, understand that they may never be the best of friends. So you have to understand that you may always have to keep them apart. That said, i firmly believe no animal, and especially smart animals like parrots, should ever be alone.
would you like to live alone amongst a flock of parrots? It seems wonderful at first, but after a few years you’re longing for someone to communicate with on the apropriate level.. so do birds.

But even if they can never share the same space, i really believe they will benefit from the company.

and ofcourse Pionusses are the best! :heart:
 

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My Maxi Pi-boy lives with both budgies and tiels and it works out just well, so I don´t think you should rule it out.
 

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I feel like 75% of the time it doesn't work out, Quakers are very strong headed little birds. When they do get along with others it's usually a bird that has a super friendly personality thats willing to put up with an bum. If you want to attempt it i'd speak with a rescue many of them are willing to help you find a bird that will bond with yours. But be ready for it not to work out Quakers are super possessive and don't like to share their human. If you just go out and get another bird be prepared to have to give them separate time out of the cage if they don't like each other, which takes a lot of commitment.
 

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Definitely depends. My friend's white cap doesn't tolerate any other birds
 
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