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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-23-2009, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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How do I introduce my parrot, 'tiel and budgie to one another?

I have just begun to let my 'tiel and my friendliest budgie out together. Their cages have been next to each other for a year. I have heard that a budgie can be a bully to a 'tiel so I am watching them closely....so far, so good. When my 'tiel is out, he likes to sit on top of his own cage and the budgie's cage.

My new parrot likes to be out of her cage every chance possible as well as my 'tiel. They have been in the same room together several times and have passed each other on flights throughout the house. The parrot is a good bit bigger than the 'tiel though so I am keeping my eyes on them too. I have not let the budgie and the parrot out in the same room yet.

Any suggestions on what I should do about introducing all three birds to one another? Should I even let them out at the same time? Any help with this will be much appreciated.

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Honestly I wouldn't let the budgie and parrot near each other.
Being out at the same time maybe, if you make darned sure you can monitor them and keep them somewhat separated.

A budgie is not built to withstand a non-budgie parrot bite. And they will sometimes fly off if there's danger, sometimes get in the face of any bird. But there's also the chance the bite will be unexpected. Budgies are so energetic, their movements alone can intimidate or startle a larger bird.

I've seen a few unfortunate youtube vids, made by idiots where the budgies didn't get off easy while interacting with larger birds. Not that I needed to see that on youtube, home of the stupid, but just in case you need concrete evidence that it's a risk.
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youtube, home of the stupid.........That's one of the most accurate descriptions I've heard!!!

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Oh Joe, that made me so upset. How could any one post such a thing.
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I have just begun to let my 'tiel and my friendliest budgie out together. Their cages have been next to each other for a year. I have heard that a budgie can be a bully to a 'tiel so I am watching them closely....so far, so good. When my 'tiel is out, he likes to sit on top of his own cage and the budgie's cage.

My new parrot likes to be out of her cage every chance possible as well as my 'tiel. They have been in the same room together several times and have passed each other on flights throughout the house. The parrot is a good bit bigger than the 'tiel though so I am keeping my eyes on them too. I have not let the budgie and the parrot out in the same room yet.

Any suggestions on what I should do about introducing all three birds to one another? Should I even let them out at the same time? Any help with this will be much appreciated.
All I would do is watch them very very carefully & make sure they don't get too close too soon & some birds never ever get along. You'll see who's the bully & who's not. I've had times where all of my birds get along & other time, one wants to eat the others. Good luck, do it slow.
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What type parrot do you have?
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What type parrot do you have?
My parrot, Tilly, is a regent parrot....also known as a rock pebbler. My avatar is a picture of her. She is about twice the size of a cockatiel so I guess you would call her a medium size parrot.

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budgies are a nightmare when it comes to other birds
i would never EVER let them out of the cage along with your parrot
easily pester, easily get bitten and easily get hurt and they ask for it!
it's extremely risky

saying that that doesn't mean they can't chat together in the same room
as long as there is no physical contact
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