Odd couples? - Talk Parrots Forums

Talk Parrots General General parrot discussion, questions, help and information.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Odd couples?

Does anyone else keep or know about an "odd couple" of birds? Like, two different species that bond? I'm just curious because I'm actually adopting an odd couple today-that would be a budgie and a cockatiel. So how common are "odd couples" among pet parrots?
Boosh96 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 02:42 AM
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 42
                     
You should always be careful when mixing two birds that aren't the same species. Sometimes the same species doesn't even get along! I personally don't think there is much of a problem with say, your cockatiel and budgie out playing together. I'm not sure if I would house them together or not; it would really just depend on their particular relationship.




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 02:55 AM


 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,245
Thanks: 325
Thanked 620 Times in 487 Posts
Rep Power: 33
                     
Abby, he is adopting an already bonded tiel and budgie... Brett I have an odd couple.. A male parrotlet and a female budgie... They don't live together.. He has a man cave and she lives in the budgie cage, but they feed each other, preen each other, mate together and he is VERY protective of her. One of my budgies would also love to pair up with my tiel but she wants nothing to do with him...lol... poor fella.
ParrotletsRock is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 09:48 AM


 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 462
Thanks: 133
Thanked 222 Times in 170 Posts
Rep Power: 7
   
I currently have a male sun conure bonded to a female quaker (the male sunnie also loves and protects a female gray from me but she doesn't really care much for him) but I've also had a quaker and a lovebird pair, a nanday and two quakers (the quakers came to me already bonded and the nanday 'attached' himself to them), a male Senegal and a female nanday, a female jardine and a female nanday. I've also had threesomes of two male lovebirds to one female and two female tiels to one male as well as two male tiels, two female umbrellas that were mate bonded.
petiteoiseau is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 10:11 AM
 
BirdCrazyJill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 921
Thanks: 12
Thanked 450 Times in 340 Posts
Rep Power: 9
   
I have a male English Budgie and a female Cockatiel that enjoy each other's company



They don't preen each other or anything, but they share a large flight cage and don't mind being with each other. They started out in two separate (smaller) cages and shared out of cage time, and I would always catch her in his cage with him, so I decided to upgrade and just let them live together! Sometimes he likes to get in her face, because budgies don't understand personal boundaries of course, and she will run away but they are never aggressive towards each other. I got lucky with these two!
BirdCrazyJill is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to BirdCrazyJill For This Useful Post:
4thebirds (12-31-2013)
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Sally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 493
Thanks: 117
Thanked 35 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
My blue head pionus is completely in love with our dogs. As soon as they walk in the room he starts begging for them. And when he is out he will regurgitate for them. One of the dogs knows that is his bird.
Sally is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Sally For This Useful Post:
4thebirds (12-31-2013)
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 11:38 AM


 
4thebirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: California
Posts: 1,616
Thanks: 1,109
Thanked 903 Times in 591 Posts
Rep Power: 17
             
I have a female linnie and a female budgie that are great friends. They play, snuggle, share food, feed each other, preen each other, etc. They have separate cages but go into each others all of the time. I got lucky too. Neither are aggressive.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
Owned by & slave to: Oliver, Gemma, Cozette, & the English Budgie Crew
4thebirds is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-01-2014, 07:14 AM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
I don't, but there is a pet store not too far from me that has a sun conure and a disabled Senegal parrot who are constantly loving on each other

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome