- Aug 7, 2022
The parrot whith the red cheeks
2 pale heded rosellas
Hello! I have a 7-year-old male cockatiel named Tom. I also have two rosellas, male and female. They never had any fights. I'd say they had no hard feelings for each other, even in the spring. At first, I had two cages, but Tome would only get in Rosella's cage and only get in his cage to eat. So since they didn't mind Tom sleeping and spending all of his time in their cage, I decided to get rid of the second cage and just leave one cage for all three of them. The cage is big, and they would often be let out of the cage. For a while, they didn't have any bad feelings for each other, and Tom had no issues living in their cage. Even in spring. However, recently they had a big fight. Tom got injured, and a lot of his feathers were ripped out. Because of this, I started seperating them, but no matter what I do each time I open the cage, the first thing Tom does is go to their cage, which would lead to Rosellas attacking him. They clearly dislike Tom, but Tom just doesn't get it. He keeps returning to their cage, even after 2 weeks of holding him in his own new cage. I did this so he would understand that this is his new home, but he just doesn't want to stay there. While he's in the cage, he seems to enjoy it. He's playing with the toys and eating the food, but the moment I let him out, he's on to there cage and sits there. I do a rotation. In the mornings, Rosella's get out of the cage, and in the afternoons, Tom gets out of his cage. At night, I would lock them in their cages, but the longer this cycle goes, the more and more Tom just rebels and even skips his treats just to avoid getting back in the cage for the night. I know it's bad, but at this point, Tom is just not obeying me anymore, and he started to attack me when I tried to get him in the cage for the night. There is no way I will let him interact with Rosellas again because I know the outcome, so I have made the decision to put them in separate rooms. It's been a week, and now he's more "resonable" (just goes in the cage for the night and doesn't attack me when the time to go to sleep is). But now he has started to rip out his feathers (or so I think). There are a lot of feathers in his cage, way more than there were before, and I am worried about him. I can't let him with rosellas because he becomes wild and disobedient, but he's also clearly depressed and feels really lonely now when he's not around Rosella's.