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Old 07-01-2017, 04:38 PM
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Mixing amazons with greys

Hello everyone not been on here for a while I'm building aviary outside for my birds an African grey boy called gizmo and DYHA called Rio I'm planning on adding another grey she's a rescue female and I'm getting another baby Amazon either a nape or another DYHA whichevers a female so I was asking of anyone's opinions on mixing these birds together I have no plans on breeding thanks
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:53 PM
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

I'm not sure anyone can answer that question - it depends on each individual parrot's personality and you only know 2 of the 4 personalities.

I do not know how big your aviary will be, but I have had an experienced parrot owner say so long as the enclosure is big enough to they can get away from each other, they will be OK. BUT he was talking parrots who are not pair-bonded.

Having a male & female of a species, even though you do not plan to breed, they might have different ideas. And then you may get aggression to defend what they think of as their nesting area.

So go slowly to keep everyone safe.

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Old 07-01-2017, 05:32 PM
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

As of now my two arnt the best of friends when there out but they tolerate each other I'm currently minding the rescue grey who's a bit older than mine and she's sort of took over being head of the flock because my two are still young my aviary is 6 ft x 6 ft indoor and 14 ft x 6 ft outdoor flight attached so hopefully be ok.
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:13 PM
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

This is going to be a truly wonderful thing or a real nightmare.

As Kim stated: "it depends on each individual parrot's personality..." There are training tools that can be used, but there are specific times of the year that even the best training may not keep the peace. To base that around Males and Females adds yet another level of complications that really defines the first statement.

If I follow your sizing: You have an existing indoor aviary that is 6 ft x 6 ft and the outside 14 ft x 6 ft flight aviary is attached? So, you have a passage though a wall, window or door? If you are lucky and everyone is okay with each other this maybe 'just' big enough. If there are disagreements how do you plan to separate them?
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:37 PM
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

Hopefully it will be wonderful thing but in case there are problems then the greys will come back in the house but hoping for that not to happen I was going to have all males but got advised by a breeder that would only work better if I was female so fingers crossed. Hope fully as all birds are young besides one it will help out better.
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

FYI: I understand that a Breeder stated it: "I was going to have all males but got advised by a breeder that would only work better if I was female..." But, I would not repeat that statement in a group of Parrot owners! The Human being of one sex or the other does not have a lot to do with whether a Parrot or even a group of Parrots will be more incline to bond to one sex or the other.
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

Yep...depends on the birds..Amy wanted to be best buddies with Smokey,but Smokes wanted no part..Bit Amys tongue once causing Amy to have 5 stitches..and Smokes would pull Amys tail to make her scream..then laugh as she ran back to her house
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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

Yep...depends on the birds..Amy wanted to be best buddies with Smokey,but Smokes wanted no part..Bit Amys tongue once causing Amy to have 5 stitches..and Smokes would pull Amys tail to make her scream..then laugh as she ran back to her house





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Re: Mixing amazons with greys

Unless they were raised around a lot of noise, some African greys don't like the cacophony produced by other species; If you're not breeding the greys, it could work out. If they otherwise like the Amazon, the greys might simply tell the Amazons to "shut up" when it gets too loud.

I kept one of my Senegal parrots for breeding purposes and instead ended up with a love triangle. Both birds were bonded to me, but the Senegal was very jealous of and aggressive toward my Amazon parrot. She was small enough to squeeze through the bars of his cage and attack his toes. He was much larger than her, but he didn't defend himself. If one bird decides he or she is in breeding mode, that bird will make life hard for anybirdy nearby.
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