will they be able to live together?

I have a shy male cockatiel, and am getting a weaned baby male eclectus soon. Can they share a cage, or should they each have their own?

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Jan 13, 2011
together
by: Anonymous

I have had a pionus parrot and a green cheek conure in together for yrs, they are the best of friends and come out and visit everybody all the time!
Good luck

Jan 13, 2011
never
by: Anonymous

You should never house the two together. It is too dangerous. Eclectus parrots are extremely friendly & family orientated birds but they get carried away when they play & can become rough & hurt smaller birds.

I have an eclectus & a cockatiel. they both get along famously but they can't play together because my eclectus is too rough & they occasionally argue.

You also need to consider your ekkie when he matures, he will be harder for your tiel to live with. If they are in the same cage he may become nasty & territorial towards your tiel.

Lastly, ekkies needs a very large cage for movement. the bigger the better. The larger cages have larger bar spacing which is dangerous to smaller birds like tiels. They can get their feet, heads, bodies stuck in them.

Google 'eclectus parrots' for more info on them. There is a lot you will need to know about them with housing & care.

Jan 12, 2011
Caged togeather
by: Anonymous

Due to the size differnce in these two bird I would never recommed caging them togeather.If the eclectus gets upset just one time that could be the end for the teil.

Jan 11, 2011
will they be able to live together?
by: Linda

They will need their own separate cages forever. The Eclectus is going to be quite a bit larger than the Cockie, and some of the males are a bit on the aggressive side. Keep them in cages of their own and watch them every second they are out of cage at the same time to make sure they are okay.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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