On 4/10/10, brenda wrote:
> i have a pair of silver bills in a very large cage. i see
> one egg in their nest..
> i bought 2 male red cheek cordon bleu males the other day.
> i wanted to put them all in the same cage together but now
> i'm afraid the silverbills will attack the cordons the
> silverbills have been in their cage for 2 years by
> themselves.. also... are 2 male redcheek cordon blues ok
> together or will they fight?? please help!!
Mixing just two pairs of birds, especially when one is
already nesting is a recipe for disaster. If your birds were
in a large/aviary/flight with other birds already, it would
be much easier to introduce the new Cordons.
Personally, I wouldn't do it as it will create tension and
completion between the pairs, and the Cordon pair is two
And yes, male Cordons do get along together if there isn't a
female to distract one of them or cause sexual tension.