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gothicangel69
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:13 am    Post subject: Kakariki Compatibility

I picked up a Song Thrush the other day (not sure which type). I figured something was wrong with it as it kept following me around and let me pick it right up. I had it at home for a few days before bringing it in the the injured wild bird person in our area. She looked him over, and said there was nothing wrong with him, but that he was completely tame( she thinks someone had raised him, then let him go). She was reluctant to release him as he is so tame, so I said I would take him home.
I know Kakarikis are compatible with many types of birds, and I was wondering if it would be possible to put the bird in with my two kakarikis after he has been quarentined???
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:32 am    Post subject:

hi
just done a quick search on this and had little luck ... it did however say that thrushes have an amazing ability to adapt and tame in towns and suburbs being solitary birds which get bullied a lot by blackbirds and starlings they have realised they can get fed in peace whilst a human is present without any bother from other birds.[/url]

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject:

Blackbirds, myna, magpies, thrush all make great pets and talk..
The down side is being primarily meat eaters...when they poo it is quite a mess.
yes kakariki eat meat...but as a suppliment to a large quanty of veggie material.

I would put it in with kakariki, if there are no pairs gone to nest.
kakariki may panic a little very time it flys...for a while, and visa versa

kakariki are also compatable with hens, bantams, ginnea pigs hamsters etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:33 am    Post subject: kakariki compatibility

hi I was just wondering, would a kak and a cockatiel be ok sharing a (very large) cage. The cockatiel in question is a hand reared baby, very tame and calm around people, total opposite of my kak. Do you think the kak would bully the tiel, would it be an idea to introduce them when the tiel is a bit older, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject:

So long as they are not going to nest, not a problem..
But do expect a little dispute, sorting out who gets the highest perch, pecking order etc.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject:

I have a 8 month old kak and a 1 yr old tiel. They were both hand raised and are very tame and affectionate. However, when they are together the tiel wants to be friends and tries to feed the kak, but the kak wants to pick a fight. He puts up his foot to grab the tiel, yells loudly and occasionally tries to bite him. Because of this relationship, they have separate cages for bedtime. They are out all day with me and always under supervision. If I need to leave the room for more than 1 minute, someone goes into their cage for safety. They frequently pop in and out of each other cages throughout the day, but I would never trust that the kak wouldn't try to instigate a fight. The tiel can bite much harder than kaks and I am sure he could do some real damage and injury if he felt threatened by the kak. I would just be very cautious to keep them together, even if they seem friendly toward each other.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:40 am    Post subject:

thanks thats good advice Ill stick with separate cages for now, Kura's old cage will be big enough for the baby tiel for now(properly disinfected of course) I'll think about upsizing later
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject:

Chewie wrote:
I have a 8 month old kak and a 1 yr old tiel. They were both hand raised and are very tame and affectionate. However, when they are together the tiel wants to be friends and tries to feed the kak, but the kak wants to pick a fight. He puts up his foot to grab the tiel, yells loudly and occasionally tries to bite him. Because of this relationship, they have separate cages for bedtime. They are out all day with me and always under supervision. If I need to leave the room for more than 1 minute, someone goes into their cage for safety. They frequently pop in and out of each other cages throughout the day, but I would never trust that the kak wouldn't try to instigate a fight. The tiel can bite much harder than kaks and I am sure he could do some real damage and injury if he felt threatened by the kak. I would just be very cautious to keep them together, even if they seem friendly toward each other.


This sort of thing happens because they have never had the , or been given the time to sort out pecking order and such naturally.
We have mixed kakariki with kings, crimsons , finches, cockerels, Burkes , turqs, quail, Rosella, Sulphur crested, even sparrows...and several other species....

The odd nip etc is normal in all flocks.. its when mid air combat, with feet up like a bird of prey and big balls of a fight on the ground that resembles something out of a willy coyote comic book u worry about

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject:

I have tried to keep them in the same cage but the fighting does get fierce and I am afraid my kak would get seriously hurt. My tiel has bitten me when I was breaking up a fight and got my finger, next to the nail bed that required 2 stitches.
I saw a video of a lady who had several breeds of birds together and the one wanting to make friends got 2 toes bitten off his foot by the one who didn't want him around.
I wanted them to be housed together when I first got them, but I am just not willing to take that risk of a missing toe etc and then someone will tell me I am a negligent pet guardian.
I don't doubt that your experience has been different than mine, but personalities in individual birds vary and I was only advising caution.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:03 am    Post subject:

Wow, now I'm a bit at odds. I never thought the tiel would be the aggressive one and I was under the impression that Kaks would be the more powerful bird of the two, maybe in my case with Kura having seniority so to speak, she'll be the one with the territory to protect and the point to make. The tiel is only a baby, I don't think it would be fair to put him in with Kura straight away, I think the way to go would be to take both points of view into account and proceed very cautiously. I'll give them a bit of social time out of their cages (supervised) and keep them separate but close to each other when I'm not around.
This might sound a bit silly and naive but is there a chance kura might in some way feel maternal towards the younger bird or does that only happen in disney movies? Just a thought.
Anyway the tiel has only just hatched so I wont get it for a while yet but I'll keep you guys informed on our progress. thanks for all the advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject:

I don't know about them feeling maternal toward each other, Steptoe would know more about that but my tiel is not the aggressor. He wants to be friends and tries to feed the kak. The kak responds with aggression and then the tiel defends himself and he has the larger + stronger beak. Anyway, this may only be my silly birds. I am NOT claiming to be any expert and am only talking about my individual situation as a pet owner not an aviarian.

Good luck with your baby tiel, they are so adorable as little babies. Because mine was hand-raised also, he is very cuddly and affectionate with me. I love them both and they are amazing companions.

Let us know how things go.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject:

most birds animals that have some sort of territorial nature, it pays to introduce both into a new environment at the same time when in small spaces.
And in the evening.
If introducing into another birds environment, perches toys , poo spots feeding water bathing trays etc .. the original birds has a routine and even possession of these items.....one can expect trouble.

Completely new environment for both , is a fresh starts and a level playing field for pecking order , places perches , routines etc.

And evening means they dont have a lot of time to sort perches etc, so itas matter of grab what they can, like arriving at a camping spot late at night, then sort out next day... and next day things run much smoother

Covered many times on old posts over the yrs

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