Alexandrine Parakeets together?

can we put a 40 day female parakeet and a 2 year old male parakeet in the same cage?

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Jan 01, 2013
Alexandrine Parakeets together?
by: Linda

No, you cannot do that. You have to let birds get to know each other in separate cages, amd it can take a year or more or never for them to like each other.Do not let them out of cages together unless you are right there all the time to make sure no one is hurt or killed.

Of more concern here is how young the female bird is. She should still be handfed using a syringe or spoon and baby parrot handfeeding formula at least for another month. This bird is not old enough to have been weaned though if she is and is eating high quality organic pellets then it is okay. If your birds are not eating organic pellets, then they will need to be changed over, and the change takes time. Below will be a link to article written by Avian Vet on how to go about making the change.All seed diets even with additions of vitamins, minerals or fruit are not high quality diets. Birds cannot digest the synthetic vitamins, and do not get any protein from fruit or veggies, so organic pellets like Harrisons found here are very important for a healthy bird able to breed or just to be happy.

Make NO changes until both birds have been examined by an Avian Vet ONLY because sick birds or those incubating infections cannot stand the stress of changes. The young bird you have is most likely sick at this time. Both birds have to be seen by avian vet because infections are highly contageous.

So, the young bird needs her own cage as does the older male. Don't even let them play together for a while and never unless you are standing right there. The possibility is that the older bird will attack and hurt or kill the younger bird.

These birds cannot be less than two years old before they are ready for breeding, and that's only if they have been eating a high quality diet which is not an all seed diet which is poor in vitamins, minerals and quality proteins.A good high quality diet has to be fed at least a year before seeing any difference in health in birds who have previously only had seeds.

Switching Birds To Pellets article


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