3 green cheeks?

by skylar and colton
(az. u.s.a.)

I have 2 green cheeked conures and i would like a 3rd one is this a good idea and should it be a separate. Cage???

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Sep 27, 2012
3 green cheeks?
by: Linda

Anytime you add another bird, it must have its own cage. A cage for 3 conures needs to be very, very large with feeding stations for each bird. The reason to put new bird in its own cage is that all birds do not get along just like all humans do not get along.

Examine the reasons why you think you want another bird before getting one. First of all, they need to be eating high quality organic pelleted diet like Harrisons found here. If your birds are eating seeds, then you need to be feeding them a healthier diet because all seed diets with or without fruit, veggies and/or supplements is still a starvation diet. It takes time to change birds over to a healthy pelleted diet and below is an article written by avian vet on how to go about it. Make no dietary changes until birds have both been examined for infections or other physical issues because sick birds and birds becoming sick cannot take the stress of changing to new diet or any other stress.

If you are not feeding a healthy diet and getting your birds once a year exams with an Avian Vet ONLY, then you are not ready to add another bird. Take proper care of the ones you have, and if you have any money or time left, then think about another bird. More is not better when it comes to birds and this comes from a person who has had from one to a hundred birds at one time. More is NOT merrier. It is more mess, more expense for food and vet, and more money for proper sized cages, perches, toys and dishes. Think of all these things before even kind of thinking of adding another bird.

The two you have need healthy diets, large cage with safe wood natural branch perches and need to be seen by an Avian Vet at least once a year and when ill or injured and all this costs money.

Here is link to article about changing birds from seeds to pellets:

Switching Birds To Pellets article


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