Another bird? And bonding?
(Seattle, WA, United States)
I have a male budgie who is about 3 or 4 that I rescued with another female bird that he was bonded with, she recently died and though he still eats and drinks, my surviving bird do not really move around in his cage anymore, nor does he fly out when the cage is open nearly as often. He is still not tame and VERY shy and wary of new things, so my interactions with him have been limited to talking and sitting by his cage with treats.
He seems depressed to me but I'm not sure. Should I get another bird? And if so, what is the probability that they won't get along? If they do get along, can I keep them in the same cage after the first month? And would I be able to get a cockatiel or green cheek conure as a friend, can they be in the same cage? And do you have any tips for binding with this bird? Will having another bird that trusts me help him trust me?