Two male blue fronted amazin

by Deb Love
(Uk)

I have 2 blue fronted amazon one 6 month and one 8 month non related. They have been in the same cage for 2 month. I have just had them sexed and have been told they are both males. Can I still keep them together or will I have to separate them

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Oct 26, 2011
Thanks for advice
by: Deb Live

I am so grateful for your advice and I am now looking for a new cage . I am pleased you said they can still be out of cages together which would have been my next question. They will of course be supervised when out of cage. I adore both birds they have completely different characters which is great fun can't imagine life without them now.

Oct 26, 2011
Two male blue fronted amazin
by: Linda

Your Amazons will eventually need to be separated. It would be better for them to go ahead and get another cage ready for one of them. You can allow them to play together if both cages have playtops which I recommend. The reason for going ahead and separating them is once they are mature at around 6 years old, they will probably start fighting if not before. You can have the other cage ready for when you see any signs of fighting, and the signs will be obvious fighting, pulled feathers from one or both of them and so on. It would probably be a good idea to go ahead and get cage ready and move one of them into it. There will be a bit of unhappiness for them both at first until they learn they are going to be able to play together. When they're out of cage together, keep a close eye on them to make sure there is no fighting. If they are getting along now, this should not be an issue.

Also make sure both of their wings are clipped for easier handling and to keep them from flying all over the house and getting hurt which happens a lot. Have the Avian Vet clip the first 4-6 primary flight feathers which are the long ones at the end of each wing. Do not allow them to cut up any higher as this causes chronic pain in the wings. Have only an Avian Vet's staff do the trimming and do not go to pet store and please do not take to a dog and cat groomer as your birds can be hurt in both of those cases. Take your birds to people who know how to handle birds and what they are doing to have wings and nails clipped.

If you want, you can leave them together in the cage they're in for a while longer, though I highly recommend you have the new cage fully outfitted with food and water cups, wooden chew toys and safe natural wood branches for perches. If you don't already have the branch perches, please install some because the dowel rods that come with cages are not fit to sit on and hurt bird's feet and legs.Manufacturer's put them in there because they are cheap not because they are good for the birds.

Keep us posted and congratulations on both of your beautiful BF Amazons. I love the Amazons and always love to see them in good homes.

Linda

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