INTRODUCING PARROTS Need Your Advice!
by Maria Morales
(Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Indian Ring Neck Parrot
We have a 1 1/2 month old Sun Conure female her name is"Skittles" (11 inches long), we have her now over 1 year. Very happy, tamed and funny friendly bird, she nips sometimes but never attacks just playfully hangs on. She is a cuddly bird too.
We recently got a 6 month old Indian Ring neck female IVY she is (13 inches long). We have her 1 month and 1 week to be exact from this posting date. IVY is a very calm, content bird, steps up looks for attention, quiet for a parrot, but mimics a few words here and there and is a NON BITER. She is a gentle parrot. Physically stronger and larger than Skittles.
Their cages are side by side, they show no aggression at all, as a matter of fact when one leaves with me on the shoulder the other calls out. I don't have them out at the same time in fear of an attack of some kind.
How do you even put two parrots of that size together to see how they would get along. I am afraid of even introducing them or having them outside of their cage at the same time. Is it too soon? How does one even go about introducing Parrots. An attack can happen suddenly and out of no where! I just don't know how to do it. I also feel that even if they did get along, I wouldn't put them in the same cages. I'd rather do visits and friendly share time than to take their little comfort spaces away from them. Ivy is soo much bigger next to Skittles.
P.S. The picture I am sharing is of our 6 month old IVY (Indian ringneck)