thinking of getting a 2nd bird
(san diego, cailf, usa)
6 weeks ago I lost my BEAUTIFUL little senegal parrot in a tragic drowning accident involving toilet paper playing near an open toilet bowl lid... I AM DEVASTATED! We found Guano (bet you can't guess why we named her that, ha ha) as a very young (maybe 6 - 8 mo old) lost birdie who was lonely, cold & hungry, sitting atop a bicycle rack in front of a 7/11 store late in the evening right before a rain storm was starting to roll into San Diego. We took her in, looked for but couldn't locate an owner and by the fate of destiny became 1st time bird owners.
We had her for almost 2 years up until six weeks ago. Our whole family (myself, hubby and 2 sons 11 and 13 yrs old) cried for a week... We buried her in our back yard with her favorite all time TOY... a roll of TP. and we wrote on the TP... how much we would miss her and thanked her for adopting us as one of her flock... that she brought much joy and happiness to our little home ... to be remember always..
Well, my hubby went out and bought a new bird to help the healing process but he picked a sun / nanday conure mix this time instead of getting another Senegal. ALTHOUGH she is only 8 mo old.,,, she is nothing like my sweet little Guano (which is to be expected, whole diff. species and all) but my kids and I want another senegal. And the conure has picked my hubby as her #1,
I was wondering if we could put a conure and a senegal together in the same cage or not. Can these two types mate? Or can they be cage buddies... I couldn't handle another tragedy should one attack or kill the other... whats the best way to approach this?