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I have two very small parakeets I rescued they are about 2 1/2 y/o.
They live in a a fairly large (about 5') floor standing cage and look lost.
I just got a tiny (maybe 6 month old) Linnie.

My question is, can I put them on the same cage together if I watch them really well for the first few days?
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Personally, I wouldn't. Even though they have a large cage it's just not worth the risks. Budgies have been known to bully other birds away from their food and so the bird ends up starving, not to mention they'd be aggressive if they're bonded

I would send off some disease testing for the linnie (congrats by the way!) and then start introducing then slowly. Hopefully they will be fine, but I'd hold off housing them with one another for now

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I wouldn't either. Miss Kauai picks on Miss Chanel so they rarely come out at the same time.

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I have a linnie and a budgie and they get along fine most times but they have separate cages and play together when they come out for several hours a day. I wouldn't house them together ever because my linnie bosses my budgie around too much, pushes her away from a toy if she wants to try it, and will sometimes not be keen on sharing a treat if there is only a little bit, they'd fight and the budgie would loose. So I have the opposite problem as what they mentioned above. My budgie isn't aggressive at all. She is the mildest of all my birds, so she gets along with everyone too.

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Odd numbers are not good with budgies, especially 3, two of them always gang up on the third one.
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Odd numbers are not good with budgies, especially 3, two of them always gang up on the third one.
Interesting concept I never thought of that.. thanks...
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I have three budgies in quite a large cage, and they all get along fine. They are all individuals, and a lot depends on their nature.

Two were bonded, that is they had lived in the same cage together for over twelve months and enjoyed being together, when I put them in with another budgie I had only had for a few months. I think one reason they get along so well is the two bonded budgies were put in the single budgies cage, not the other way around.

Edit: I forgot to mention that they are all males.

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Congratulations on your linnie I agree with the others, your linnie needs his own cage. You could also put your parakeets in a smaller cage saving the large cage if you ever have a special dream parrot in mind for the future

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I have three budgies in quite a large cage, and they all get along fine. They are all individuals, and a lot depends on their nature.

Two were bonded, that is they had lived in the same cage together for over twelve months and enjoyed being together, when I put them in with another budgie I had only had for a few months. I think one reason they get along so well is the two bonded budgies were put in the single budgies cage, not the other way around.

Edit: I forgot to mention that they are all males.

Cheers,

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LOL - I was going to ask you if all three were males because that's the only way it would work out...
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Congratulations on your linnie I agree with the others, your linnie needs his own cage. You could also put your parakeets in a smaller cage saving the large cage if you ever have a special dream parrot in mind for the future
Your way, you have forgotten where the Linnie would go, if I put the parakeets in a smaller cage which I won't do the large would have to be for the Linnie not for any future parrot.. You just evicted my Linnie LOL

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