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Old 10-08-2020, 01:03 PM
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I have a rescued B&G. I have had him now for 3 years and he is an amazing and loving bird. We also have a BF Amazon who is firmly attached to my 16 year old son. We believe the Amazon (who is also rescued) is well into her 40ís so is quite sedate. We donít know the age of our B&G but suspect it is between 20-30yrs.

I have been in contact with a family that want to rehome their 30 year old B&G. She has been with this family since she was 16 weeks old. Sadly I think they have tired of her now that the children have moved out and on with their own lives.

I would love to offer her a home with us. The two birds have met and ďget alongĒ...they are happy to share a perch but donít seem too enamoured or angry with each other...just neutral.

I would love to hear any experiences of bringing two mature birds together. Could it give them both some bird companionship or am I deluding myself.

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Re: Considering another one

I think IS Wonderful. If you have moneydpaxe and time. So great that could be in a home with experience and possibly freinds.

No macaws, but I have added two adult quaker to my flock. Two are now friends, and the rest of flock is tolerance, with occasional squabbles.

My GCC and my older girl quaker had a hate going on for a year or so but now just hang out far from each other
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Re: Considering another one

It’s always a craps shoot bringing two birds together, mature or otherwise. You simply never k or if they’ll get along famously, tolerate, ignore, or fight each other. Neither age nor species is any sort of predictor. There simply IS no predictor.

So if you want to rescue her, and you are situated in such a way that you can handle things if two birds don’t get along (never out at the same time, always able to keep them apart, etc) then I don’t see a downside here
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Re: Considering another one

Low reaction actually bodes pretty well for them sharing a household peacefully in my experience, but as Chris points out, it is always a crapshoot.



We are in a similar situation right now. We have a house full of budgies, 3 tiels, and 1 adopted B&G. We have been very carefully considering bringing home another mac. We are nowhere NEAR as far in the process as you, but solidarity. If it helps, we would probably go for it if in your shoes.


I don't have time for an in-depth reply right now(hubbs running to town and this is our only working cell phone so he will be taking it with him), but I do have experiences bringing together 2 mature birds that I will be happy to share when I have time. Short version tho is that it absolutely can work out juuuuust fine.
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Re: Considering another one

Hard Cold Realities of having three middle-aged or older Parrots! Or, just an older single Parrot. Avian Vet Medical Costs!!!

Sadly, most owners rarely, if ever, take their Parrots in for regularly Vet Care and as a result are totally unprepared for the kind of costs that are involved when they find themselves with an ill to very ill Parrot. The costs can quickly run into the thousand of dollars and the costs for special medications can continue for years!

The more Parrots you have, the greater the likelihood of encountering elder Parrot illness. Parrots that have never flown are highly likely to have heart issues and require special medications. Years of poor to sub-standard diets welcomes a host of other illness.

Prior to agreeing to adding an additional member to your household assure that this new member has had Avian Medical attention over the years and that the current owner is willing to turn over those medical files to your Vet (if different). If the Parrot has not seen a Vet in the last couple of years, require a Full Medical examination including full Spectrum Blood screen.

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