Bonded Parrotlets / adopting parrotlets

I am intersted in adopting a pair of bonded parrotlets that the women no longer has time for there are 2 bonded pairs to choose from (male + female and female + female) I was curious if they could stay in the same cage together (1 pair) Also I was wondering how hard it is for them to bond with a new human and will they pay less attention to the human if they are a pair
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Sep 20, 2011
Bonded Parrotlets / adopting parrotlets
by: Linda

Well, you said they were both bonded pairs and then asked if they could stay in same cage. If they are not in same cage right now, then no, you cannot put them together. Bonded pairs and just friends are very different as for behavior.

Bonded pair usually means male with female and they probably have already had some nests togehter.Friends are ones who play out together and then go back into separate cages. Keep it that way for everyone's safety.

Find out lots more information about them, and assume you will need separate cages for each of them if they are not presently caged together and getting along. Evidence they are not getting along is feathers pulled from back of necks, heads, backs and wings. Evidence of self plucking are those areas accessible to the bird itself.

Also, if they have been neglected, for instance, eating all seed diets, they will need to be taken to an Avian Vet BEFORE you buy them if possible. If owner does not want to pay for visit to vet, you may need to think twice about taking any of them. The ultimate decision will be yours, and take whoever you get to the Avian Vet within the first few days to make sure they are as healthy as they can be. Then find out how to change them over from seeds to organic pellets, and we can help with that.

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Thanks for writing,
Linda

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