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Bird Cage Question

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I am thinking about getting two Green Cheek Conures and I wanted to get your opinion on something if I could - would you get two cages side by side so that they can see each other during the day or would you get them so they cannot see each other but can hear each other. The HQ flight cages have ones that are stacked one on top of the other or side by side. I was just wondering if you were going to get two GCC which option would recommend.

Really appreciate any advice on this - thanks!

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well if they got along and you got a big enough cage you could have two in one cage if it was not brother and sister other than that it would depend on how they reacted to each other if they hated each other i would say separate and not touching if they were ok with each other side by side would be fine

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I personally like the ones that are stacked on top of each other because they save tons of space. But I don't think gccs would be problematic housed either way.
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well in the same cage if they're friends
side by side if they're happy to look through the bars at each other.
and on top if they're enemies lol

i find that birds like to watch other birds - it entertains them. so i'd go side by side if i were you!

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well if they got along and you got a big enough cage you could have two in one cage if it was not brother and sister other than that it would depend on how they reacted to each other if they hated each other i would say separate and not touching if they were ok with each other side by side would be fine
Thanks for helping me guys with this beginner bird question. If I put them in the same cage wouldn't it affect how they bonded with me?
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I'd also vote side by side. I personally wouldn't house them together.

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Thanks for helping me guys with this beginner bird question. If I put them in the same cage wouldn't it affect how they bonded with me?
it would not affect their bond with you but i will warn you not all get along and sometimes they get along at first then start fighting so be prepared and if housed together you would want same sex in cages side by side it would not matter on sex

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Thanks for helping me guys with this beginner bird question. If I put them in the same cage wouldn't it affect how they bonded with me?
Birds prefer birds to humans. So at least until you establish a firm bond, housing separate is best. Assuming they even get along well enough to be housed together later. Supervised playtime is ok tho.

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same cage won't affect bond at all if you're still spending time with them too i have two ultra tame cockatiels in the same cage. no problems!
bear in mind that not all birds get along so it's good to have backup options just in case

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I had a bonded pair of sibling green cheek conures. One bird killed the other. I would not house them together again unless I was keeping them in an aviary. I highly recommend side by side. I think if they can hear each other they may attempt to contact call a lot and I feel that it would stress them out whereas if they can see one another there is no need supervised out of cage time would also be good fun for both of them providing they aren't aggressive
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I would put them side by side but witch ever work for the bird do it. If they are friends and ike each other then they can go in the same cage but if they're aggressive towards each other it best to put the in separate cages. Hope you find what you need. Kind regards bird boy



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