conure and macaw in same cage?

At the present moment i have a conure and have been ofered a macaw would they be ok in the same caga the cage is 3 foot square and 5foot high rgds tricky micky

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Aug 10, 2010
cage too small
by: Anonymous

First off, a 3 foot square cage is no where big enough for a macaw, sorry

Aug 10, 2010
conure and macaw in same cage?
by: Linda

No, they will NOT be okay together, and don't even think about it. The Macaw needs a cage at least a full 4-5 foot square or larger and also needs larger perches than the conure.Macaw toys are also much larger than the conure, and you cannot allow the Macaw to play with anything that is for the Conure's size as he can get choked on a small toy piece. The Macaw needs to be able to fully spread his wings which is usually a 3 foot wing span and flap without hitting either sides of cage or anything in the cage. Macaw cages are expensive unless you can find one used that may need some work.

You may wish to get a smaller bird. Do not put any kind of new bird in with an established bird because the newcomer will be attacked because parrots are very territorial about their cages. Have two separate cages regardless of what kind of bird you get. Also, new bird has to be seen by an Avian Vet before he comes to your home if possible. Bird's immune systems become comprimised during all the moving and changes, and most will become ill. Infections are contageous, so your other bird will also get sick if you don't get new one into an Avian Vet for a full checkup.

Unless you have much prior experience handling one of the large parrots, my suggestion is to get a bird closer in size to the Conure. All parrots are exotic wild animals whether or not they have been handfed, and as such are unpredictable as to their behaviors. A large parrot can and will be a danger to you and other family members unless you have a great deal of experience handling them. I've handled Macaws and Cockatoos for many years, and they are very different from the smaller birds, so you are being warned beforehand.

Also do not allow those two out of cage at the same time unless someone is in the room with them to make sure one does not hurt the other. This combination can work if you follow the proper instructions and MAKE it work.

If you have no experience with the large parrots, my advice is to forget about it before you make a huge mistake for you and the innocent bird.

Thanks for writing,
Linda


Aug 10, 2010
Conure and mccaw
by: Anonymous

Absolutely not. Two birds who are not bonded can fight and the fights can get bad. Also, a large mccaw might look at a conure as a small pest and one bite could be fatal. Many many birds are cage territorial and they do not and will not share their space with a strange intruder. No birds should just be housed together when they are not firmly bonded, and this takes time. And never ever should two birds of such different sizes be housed together ever. I cannot stress enough what a very dangeroius situation that would be.

Aug 10, 2010
bird owner
by: Al Mitchell

as a bird owner I would never recommend putting those birds in the same cage, they could be in separate cages near each other but because of the size difference, dietary requirement difference and potential for deadly aggression it is just not a good idea

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