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How do people have more than one?

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No I'm not getting a second. I'd never survive it.

But I am curious how people have more than one. Isadora is so needy and so emotional and takes up so much of my time that I can’t imagine having a second one. if you have more than one how do you split your time? Do they get along? How do you not go crazy?

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Such a pretty girl. I had 2 at my house for awhile. It was a challenge but I basically had them both on schedules as to when they got out etc. They are smart and seem to adapt to a routine very quickly. And obviously some birds are needier than others. I have a friend with multiple cockatoos and they live as a flock without a lot of one on one human interaction. So a lot really depends on the bird. Interestingly I just learned that umbrellas don't live in a flock in the wild but in pairs which would explain why there can be such extreme jealousy issues with some umbrellas and other family members.
 

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Such a pretty girl. I had 2 at my house for awhile. It was a challenge but I basically had them both on schedules as to when they got out etc. They are smart and seem to adapt to a routine very quickly. And obviously some birds are needier than others. I have a friend with multiple cockatoos and they live as a flock without a lot of one on one human interaction. So a lot really depends on the bird. Interestingly I just learned that umbrellas don't live in a flock in the wild but in pairs which would explain why there can be such extreme jealousy issues with some umbrellas and other family members.
Very interesting I thought in Australia they flew around in flocks would explain some behaviour cockatoo have
 

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Very interesting I thought in Australia they flew around in flocks would explain some behaviour cockatoo have
I was just told that by a bird trainor but I just took them at their word. I could be wrong.
 

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Very interesting I thought in Australia they flew around in flocks would explain some behaviour cockatoo have
Actually I just googled and it says they do live in flocks. So, what I wrote isnt' accurate. Sorry.
 

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Our goffins girls tolerate one another, though Luv Bug would like a closer friend. Puffin doesn't let her preen her for long before chasing Bug off & never preens her back. Hubby would like us to get her a more suitable & gentle friend if the opportunity arises. Puffin prefers people. :shrug2:

I do think it's good for them to be around one another. Puffin flock calls when she can't see Luv Bug, so I do think there's some "flockiness" there. Plus they often mirror each other. :)
 

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Very interesting I thought in Australia they flew around in flocks would explain some behaviour cockatoo have
They do hang out in flocks. Smaller flocks forage and mess about together then will meet up with other smaller flocks for sleep time or to move on to another place for food. You might see one or two out on their own looking for trouble but they won’t stay alone for long.
 
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