Adding more birds okay?

by Roman

I have 2 yellow sided green cheeked concures and was thinking about getting 2 more. How would that work out, would they be fine or would they try to kill each other.

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Sep 09, 2010
Birds getting along important
by: Tracie

It doesn't matter if the birds "fit" in the cage, it matters if they WANT to live together in the cage. You can't make birds like each other, and if one bird is aggressive, then the other bird may starve or get picked on and die.

Sep 09, 2010
by: Anonymous

It is exactly the same bird so why would they fit

Sep 03, 2010
Adding more birds okay?
by: Linda

You will need two more cages so each of the new birds has a cage of its own. Yes, if you try and put strange birds together too quickly or at all, they will fight to the death in a lot of cases.

If you want to later try and introduce the two new birds, you must have a cage that is at least 4 times the size of the one the two are in. The larger, the better. Cage would have to have muliple feeding/watering stations so each bird has a food and water bowl. There has to be many perches, and as I said, cage has to be extremely large as in large flight cage. Anything smaller will result in fighting outright or killing of each others' babies once hatched.

Think long and hard before you get anymore birds unless you have money for two more large roomy cages and lots more money for a very large flight cage for later on. There is such a thing as too many birds, and you have to be able to feed all of them high quality organic pelleted diets along with some organic fresh fruit and veggies, plus be able to pay the Avian Vet bills as each bird will need to be examined by an Avian Vet at least once a year. All new birds must be taken to an Avian Vet within the first few days as they normally harbor infections that are very contageous and easily passed onto the other birds in your home.Sometimes, these infections can be deadly and wipe out all your birds in a short period of time.

Taking proper care of birds is not cheap, and you do not have an option of whether to feed them correctly or whether to take them to Avian Vets when they are ill or not--you have to take care of them as this is the law of the land. Birds on all seed diets get sick a lot more often than do birds eating one of the organic pelleted diets, and you will spend a lot more in vet bills than you would if you just feed the right foods to keep them healthy.

So, your idea to "get two more birds" will not work unless you have quite a bit of money to invest in their health and well being. The two you have now need to be eating organic pellets and need to be seen by an Avian Vet at least once a year and more often if they are ill. Part of owning and caring for birds is to keep them in optimum health, and the only way to do this is to feed them the highest quality food available and make sure their cages are large, roomy and safe, plus at least yearly trips to Avian Vet for tests to make sure they stay free of infections or other physical problems. You are responsible for all your birds' health and well-being, and this is the commitment made when either getting birds or adding to the collection.


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