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Should I get my conure a friend?

man2drippy

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Hi :)
I had two green cheek conures, Rio and Coco. Unfortunately, Rio passed away around three weeks ago, leaving Coco by herself.
Rio was a very quiet bird who enjoyed being with Coco. He was not fully trained and was quite scared of humans, so he would always follow Coco around the house and they would explore the house and play around together. On the other hand, Coco loves to be around humans, she loves standing on our shoulders and playing with us. They were both around 3-4 years old.
When Rio passed away, Coco was quite depressed. We kept her out the cage and spent a lot of time playing with her. She seems like she is getting better now, however we can't be with her all the time and I think she feels lonely by herself. Rio and Coco would sleep together in their little hut, however now Coco just sleeps by herself.
She still has the same personality and is still very playful, but I have thought of getting a new conure, around the same age, for her and slowly introducing them to each other. However, I am not sure if this is the right thing to do. I am worried that Coco might get territorial, upset and may even try hurting the new bird, especially as Coco does sometimes bite. I was wondering if I could get some advice on what I should do?
Thank you:heart:
 

expressmailtome

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I am sorry for your loss.

It is hard to know as some birds never get along with each other, and then you will have to keep them both separated.
 

PeterNPipe

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Very sorry for the loss of your little green cheek. :( We have two male Green Cheeks, Peter and Piper. Piper was a year and half when we brought home baby brother. They were fast friends. They do squabble some, but never anything too big they can't figure it out on their own. If you are able to take on another cage and they dont end up wanting to be housed together- Coco may still enjoy the company of a room companion.
Hope you can find Coco a good companion should you go down that route.
 
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