Can my lonely parrotlet and a parakeet become friends?
(Harrison Twp.., MI)
6 month old parrotlet just sits in the cage cuddled up to his mirror. He is fine when we get him out, will sit on our shoulders, walk through our hair, he loves when we wrap him up in fleece and watch tv. He just seems too quiet and none moving when he is in the cage. He just seems lonely. We don't have him out 24/7. Maybe a few hours a day, at best.
So we got a parakeet yesterday to put in a cage next to his, we were told it's a girl. The hopes were they would bond in some way, even if they end up cuddled together and quiet, it seemed like at least he would have a friend.
Is this a bad idea? He keeps trying to pass her food, but she squaks at him. I'm just wondering if I should find another parrotlet instead? Boy or girl? Should I have gotten a boy parakeet instead?
I can't seem to find anyone who can help me with this in my area. I tell them about our parrotlet and they all look at me like I'm nuts, how could they never have heard of this tiny parrot?
Any help would be appreciated. I have 12 days left before I return this parakeet back to the store.