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Old 03-13-2018, 11:01 AM
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...My husband is 0.0005% ready to take on tolerating another bird. ...
Here's the story with hubby and miss Sassafras. Sassi likes me, but she LOVES my husband. My husband likes that she likes him. Her favorite thing to do at night after dinner is to climb into his hand and take a nap. But my husband gets annoyed if she starts to pester him too much - picking at his glasses, tromping around on him, and worst of all nipping. She's in a fairly pushy nipping phase right now. My husband is a yeller when she bites. I try to explain that his drama can be a reward but he looks at me like I'm nuts.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:04 AM
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My first two came as a pair and they share a cage. My newest addition, Bindi, had known me for a year (I volunteer at a rescue)....I kept ďthinkingĒ about bringing her home, and finally did. Sheís an absolute joy and I donít regret it for a second! Bindi doesnít love Baby and Tango - but she has her own cage and Iím sure that they chat throughout the day while Iím at work. I can have them out at the same time - they donít interact much, but they donít fight either. I donít find that itís much more work... I already make chop, I already have hundreds of bird toys, and whatís one more cage to clean lol? Not sure that Iím much help, but if something is calling to my heart....itís hard to say no
Yes, I definately have enough "stuff" for 2 - or 20. It's heartening to know that someone who works outside the house can coordinate a small flock. Thank you!
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:19 AM
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Re: Second bird - heart vs mind

Tough one... I've been considering a second bird also, for my own reasons. So I read your post and I can't help wanting to live vicariously through you and encourage you to go for it. Plus, I'm a sucker for a rescue.

If it's a boy and you don't want your Fid's breeding, that would surely mean a second cage or a divider, be prepared for that possibility. You'd have to keep them seperate for a while anyway to be safe, quarantined until you get the new guy a checkup.

All that aside... sometimes it seems like things are meant to be, especially when it comes to our little feathered miracles. My gut says this little guy wants you for a Parront and it seems like you want him too. I say go for it. (Easy for me to say, sure... but you DID ask! )
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:06 PM
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Tough one... I've been considering a second bird also, for my own reasons. So I read your post and I can't help wanting to live vicariously through you and encourage you to go for it. Plus, I'm a sucker for a rescue.

If it's a boy and you don't want your Fid's breeding, that would surely mean a second cage or a divider, be prepared for that possibility. You'd have to keep them seperate for a while anyway to be safe, quarantined until you get the new guy a checkup.

All that aside... sometimes it seems like things are meant to be, especially when it comes to our little feathered miracles. My gut says this little guy wants you for a Parront and it seems like you want him too. I say go for it. (Easy for me to say, sure... but you DID ask! )
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:43 PM
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Tis the reason God gave us 2 shoulders you know one for each Parrot x
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:09 PM
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You're better off getting a weaned baby through a reputable breeder and saving money. They'll also likely be more tame, hand-fed and easier to train this way, and you'll get charged about half as much as I know pet stores really like to jack up their prices for these birds.

And you are right in assuming double the costs. There will be no guarantees with a new bird coming into the home that they will get along but there are things you can do to help. Lots of members here are households with more than one bird.

Male and female together, there is no way to tell -- they could get along okay, not at all or perfectly fine -- though if they spend a lot of time together they may pair and try to mate. In my eyes, if you want to keep your bond with your female, get another female.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:07 PM
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Please keep us updated, if you decide to bring the new guy home.
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:14 PM
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No decision yet. I'm noodling on it until next week. I visited today. The little he/she was playing hard.

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Old 03-16-2018, 08:31 PM
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Re: Second bird - heart vs mind

Poor thing has only 1 toy and a small cage with no bars to climb I love having a little flock. Watching everybirdy interact and fly together is so much fun, even though they’re not exactly friends. But keep in mind that 2 birds (or 4, in my case) means twice the cost, twice the vet visits, twice the toys, twice the food, and two cages. In my family, we have the rambunctious one (Kermit), the cuddle bug (Ducky), the vocal one (Pearl), and the independent one (Bluebell). Watching each bird develop their own personality is very rewarding, in my opinion.
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Poor thing has only 1 toy and a small cage with no bars to climb I love having a little flock. Watching everybirdy interact and fly together is so much fun, even though theyíre not exactly friends. But keep in mind that 2 birds (or 4, in my case) means twice the cost, twice the vet visits, twice the toys, twice the food, and two cages. In my family, we have the rambunctious one (Kermit), the cuddle bug (Ducky), the vocal one (Pearl), and the independent one (Bluebell). Watching each bird develop their own personality is very rewarding, in my opinion.
Thanks. As I go about the day I try to imagine what it would look like with two. There are times when I think it would be more difficult, training, chores and our one-on-one time. And then there's times when it would be nice to have another bird for her to play with so I could work without a constant companion.
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