Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:40 pm Post subject: To be alone or not to be. That is the question
I had 2 cockatiels in a cage and 2 kakarikis in an aviary. I have lost 1 kaka and 1 cockatiel over the last couple of weeks. Old age is creeping in. Should I let them end out their days alone or can I shack them up together ? Both are males by the way. they seem okay but they must be missing the company of their mates. They are both about 10 -12 years old.
I have several kakas and cockatiels that feed each other and try to mate, and I mean males.
In fact much to my dislike, I have a pair of tiels and a pair of kakas breeding together now, and the male cockatiel is more interested in the food the male kakariki regurgitates him than trying to court his female.
We have a 'display' flight...sort of retirement flight.....couple burkes, a touq a couple kakariki couple cocteils...
Its best to add several birds at once rather than 1. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
I think I will try to put them together and see how they go. they are both outside birds and they look and listen to each other during the day, so I will give it a go. By the sounds of your replies, they will be fine.
Thanks for your help
When i start to introduce birds into my outdoor avairy, i keep them in a separate cage but put the cage inside the avairy for a few hours at a time then the birds get use to the "newbie". Gradually i leave them longer and then i leave the cage door open and let my "newbies" find their own way out. If their is a fight my "newbies" have a "safty cage" to go back to.
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