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Got a female CAG 3.5 yrs of age living in a 4ft x 4ft x 4ft cage. Thought of getting a male companion about 5yrs or age from a friend which he has no time to take care and I'm thinking of adopting him.
My question is, will they fight and can they share the same dish bowl?
And last, my female is very close to me and always talking, I'm worried that after putting them together ,will she stop being close to me and stop talking since she has a companion.
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Ermmmm.... No one has any experience yet?
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Hello it's a bit early yet on here but I'm sure you will get several replies later today. Where are you located btw?
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Unfortunately there are never any guarantees that parrots of the same species but opposite sex will get along. Even though the cage certainly sounds plenty big to comfortably house 2 CAGs, I wouldn't want to house them together unless I was prepared for them to form a strong bond and possibly even think of 'reproducing' in the future....

The opposite may happen, too. They make decide they don't like each other one bit, and then you can potentially end up with a blood bath.

If you decide to take in the 5 yr old male, I'd still practice quarantine for at least 30 days - out of safety precautions to my existing flock.
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Hello it's a bit early yet on here but I'm sure you will get several replies later today. Where are you located btw?
It's 8pm here in Singapore. Yeah! Maybe I'll just wait
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Unfortunately there are never any guarantees that parrots of the same species but opposite sex will get along. Even though the cage certainly sounds plenty big to comfortably house 2 CAGs, I wouldn't want to house them together unless I was prepared for them to form a strong bond and possibly even think of 'reproducing' in the future....

The opposite may happen, too. They make decide they don't like each other one bit, and then you can potentially end up with a blood bath.

If you decide to take in the 5 yr old male, I'd still practice quarantine for at least 30 days - out of safety precautions to my existing flock.
Maybe I'll just adopt and monitor him . I decided to put him in another cage but side by side for a time being. Let them play together and then proceed . A step at a time.
But let's say if they really do get along together in the same cage, will the female or male lost interest in talking or communicating?
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Maybe I'll just adopt and monitor him . I decided to put him in another cage but side by side for a time being. Let them play together and then proceed . A step at a time.
But let's say if they really do get along together in the same cage, will the female or male lost interest in talking or communicating?
Did you bring him home already - and if so, didn't you quarantine first? Was he an 'only' bird? Please know there are so many diseases out there, and it's always recommended to quarantine a new arrival AND to have the bird vetted to rule out any potential 'nasties'.

Nobody can predict how their behavior will change, unfortunately. Sure, it's possible they will communicate a whole lot less with you since they now have each other.

If you do decide to house them together, just remember that your female called this house her own FIRST, and she may not be too happy to now share her food bowls (even if she likes him just fine outside the cage).

I would completely re-arrange the cage before ever putting both of them in there, and I'd double up on the food cups, too.

Good luck.
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Maybe I'll just adopt and monitor him . I decided to put him in another cage but side by side for a time being. Let them play together and then proceed . A step at a time.
But let's say if they really do get along together in the same cage, will the female or male lost interest in talking or communicating?
Did you bring him home already - and if so, didn't you quarantine first? Was he an 'only' bird? Please know there are so many diseases out there, and it's always recommended to quarantine a new arrival AND to have the bird vetted to rule out any potential 'nasties'.

Nobody can predict how their behavior will change, unfortunately. Sure, it's possible they will communicate a whole lot less with you since they now have each other.

If you do decide to house them together, just remember that your female called this house her own FIRST, and she may not be too happy to now share her food bowls (even if she likes him just fine outside the cage).

I would completely re-arrange the cage before ever putting both of them in there, and I'd double up on the food cups, too.

Good luck.
He will be going for a full check up over the weekends. If results are all fine then I will bring him back.
After you being said that , they will communicate lesser with me since they have their own world if things work out well. Then most likely I will put them in separate cage. But do you think I am.being selfish for not letting them together if things work out well for both both them.
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Nope, I don't think you'd be selfish if you housed them separately.

I have a male and female Amazon - in separate cages. They are allowed to hang out together when they spend time outside of the cage, but each goes 'home' to their own cage.
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Nope, I don't think you'd be selfish if you housed them separately.

I have a male and female Amazon - in separate cages. They are allowed to hang out together when they spend time outside of the cage, but each goes 'home' to their own cage.
Thanks Wendy.. I appreciate your advise. Have a great weekend!
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