Jealous African gray?

I have just acquired a cockateil, I already have an African gray. The two are in separate cages but in the same room as each other. The teil is very noisy and my gray has calmed down alot to what he used to be, not sure if having the teil is a good or bad thing for him, do you think he is unhappy ?

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Feb 27, 2012
Quiet African grey after adding a new bird
by: Tracie

I don't know if he is unhappy. The AG might be listening and waiting to start imitating the other bird, or it may even be happy to have another bird in the home.

There is a possibility that the other bird is a carrier of a disease and the AG is sick, if you did not have the other bird checked by an avian vet before allowing it in your home. It is suggested that you have birds examined and blood tests done before purchasing them and then to quarantine the bird for at least 30 days before putting the bird in the same environment with other birds.

If the African grey continues to be quiet, please Find an Avian Vet to examine the bird.

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