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some random questions...

so i just have a few random questions…

1. can you still bond with conures if you have other birds (whether they play with them or not; not like i would let a conure play with budgies). can you bond with 2 conure buddies who are both hand tame (pic below)?

2. if you have finches, do you need one of those little grass huts for them to hang out in?

3. are caring for finches, specifically zebra and gouldian, pretty straight forward? (feed seed/pellet, let then have various sized perches, cage to fly around in, and give a few toys)

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1) Yes. Conures are antisocial with other birds, from my experience. They won't bother to try and make friends with your budgies. And yes, I have had multiple conures who all enjoyed my company at the same time. They much preferred to hang out together on me though, as opposed to one on one

2) Nope. Those are nests, so unless you want some babies I wouldn't add one They do however like to sleep in nests, so it's hard to say what to go with.. If you can handle baby finches and don't mind then a nest would be nice to have to sleep in

3) Caring for finches is very straight forward but they do still require a lot of care. I wouldn't feed them pellets myself. Mine have a good foreign finch seed mix and plenty of leafy greens. They get fruit a couple of times a week as well as a good moist egg food. Gouldian finches are less hardy from my experience, though they're trying to prove it as a myth. Zebra finches, society finches, spice finches etc. are much easier to keep

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I gave my Zebra finches one of those nests but only because at the time I only had two males, a mouse wrecked the top of it though and one day I went out to see the finches had been making their own repairs to it by using the cockatiels feathers and some bedding I had in the cage, I thought it was pretty cool the way they did it

Mine are in with the tiels so I don't find them to be much more to care for and I just mix their seed in with the tiels. At first I wanted gouldian's but read that they don't handle the cold very good so decided on Zebra's instead and they will be three years old this year

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i would probably only get male zebra finches to simplify things

how do you bond with two birds at once? i haven't bonded with a bird since Pumble (which was about 3 years ago). i am trying to bond with bowie but that is only having him sit on my shoulder when i am on the computer… we aren't getting that far

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It's usually a matter of monkey see, monkey do. One bird will feel left out and will end up being all over you too

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That would be the life

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