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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, my name is Franky and I am the owner of a head strong GCC and an Eastern Rosella. The problem I'm having at the moment is the decision between what to do with my parrots. Maybe is an agressive female rosella who has bonded with my GCC. Binka is very fond of maybe but he is quite openly affectionate with multiple members of my family and is my little baby. There are multiple problems with their bonding, first they share a cage (My parents moved them in together whilst I was at school 3 years ago.) And binka is quite agressive towards her. Secondly their diets need to be quite different and Binka is very food possesive so the Rosella is not particularly healthy as she cant gain access to the fresh food, and wont take the fresh food from myself. Thirdly because she is bonded with Binka she doesnt like me, what so ever. As binka and I are very affectionate and spend a lot of time together. I am moving out of home in the next 8 months I want to take my conure, but have trouble looking after the rosella due to the agression (I cant let her out of the cage for long periods or without binka as she will attack my face and eyes). I can get a second bird and If I split them up I will be getting a male GCC baby for Binka. Can anyone suggest something to do? I am tempted to give the rosella to a native species aviary but I am not sure if she will bond to another bird? And likewise with my GCC. Thank You
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Birds usually do better with their own species. Perhaps that is why they are aggressive to each other in the cage. If they are, you should separate them before one gets hurt. If one is not getting enough food, you need to add another food dish, far from the first one (one bird can't guard two dishes at once).

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It sounds like the best thing for everybody would be to separate them. As guilty as you may feel, an injury could happen and it could be a matter of life or death. Sounds very over the top but my bonded green cheeks recently had a fight and the one bird had her upper mandible torn off and she died almost instantly. Very grim

I think your rosella would happily accept the company of other rosellas. I know in captivity they can be funny about sharing their territory with others but I think if the aviary was large enough that they would get along just fine

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