Re: Will these two birds get along???
Posted by Shirley on 3/03/07
Thank you for your quick response! I have seen the new bird.
It is a Nanday Conure. Very pretty. I have had a sun conure
before, so I know about conures. This one is not being kept
under the best circumstances - wrong perch size, food, etc. I
would love to "save" it, though I still question bringing this
bird into my happy home. BTW, this bird is very territorial
and took a good nip out of my hand - I did have it on my arm
within a few minutes. It has not been handled properly - this
woman is not a bird person and runs from it screaming "shut
up!" I am so on the fence about this. Any thoughts?
On 3/02/07, Dave wrote:
> On 3/02/07, Shirley wrote:
>> I have an African Grey, and my husband called me from work
>> this morning with startling news: honey, we're getting
>> another bird tomorrow! I couldn't believe it, especially
>> coming from him, but he says the bird, which is green with
>> a black head and purple front, was rescued by a coworker
>> who is not a bird person. (I know of the dangers of
>> taking on a rescued bird) Any ideas as to what kind of
>> bird this is? I do plan to quarentine, but after
>> everything checks out, how do I introduce this male
>> newcomer to my female Gracie? Or do I want to? Can two
>> birds get along? Will they bite each other? I have seen
>> pictures of more than one bird on the same perch. How do
>> you train birds of different breeds to get along? Any
>> advice from multiple bird owners would be greatly
> There's lots of parrots with those colors so it's hard to
> identify right now. Quarantining the bird is the normal and
> right thing to do. I'm sure you want to introduce them to
> each other. Whether 2 birds will get along is a question
> that can't be answered with a definite yes or no because all
> parrots have different personalities. That would even apply
> to introducing another grey to Gracie. Maybe they will,
> maybe not. If they don't get along they'll bite each other.
> If they do get along they might still bite each other.
> Maybe, maybe not. All parrots bite each other at times.
> There's no way to *train* a bird to like another bird. Pics
> of birds on the same perch means that the birds get along
> with each other. People who do that have taken the time to
> find out whether those birds will sit shoulder to shoulder.
> The best way to see how each bird reacts to the other is
> simply to have 2 cages --one bird to a cage in the same room
> and then let them get used to the fact that there's another
> bird there. All of that takes time and you should take your
> time and not put time limits on things. Eventually, they can
> be let out to be together but you can't force the issue. At
> first, they should have separate playstands. If they don't
> get along, they'll need their own space so that they don't
> conflict with each other. That's when playstands are not
> next to each other. Loads of people here have many birds in
> the same house. That's also very normal. As far as what kind
> of bird it is, simply post pics of the bird or find pics of
> different parrots to compare to. Thousands of pics are
> available on the net.------Dave