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Is my kak bored?

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I've only had George for a few weeks but all of a sudden he seems to be bored...I think?! He makes this crying noise and whether I let him out or feed him or change his water nothing will calm him, he was kept amused by a sunflower seed sticky parrot treat thingy which he happily enjoyed gnawing away at for just over a week but then I bought him another one exactly the same and he is not interested in it? What things can I do to make his cage more fun? He has toys but he doesn't seem that interested in them, should I change the toys as they were only ever meant to be temporary?


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Mix the toys up all of the time and keep making everything new and exciting Kakarikis are extremely active birds and are always up to something so need a lot of mental stimulation. Foraging toys are the best, my kakarikis have a few plastic ones and they play with them all day!

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Maybe he is not happy, because he misses a partner of his species.
I would recommend you to buy him a nice bride.
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I'm not sure his cage is big enough for a companion and I have only just got him I wouldn't know where to start getting another one...


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Kakarikis are really common in the UK, go on preloved and you'll find loads

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Would I need a bigger cage? Would I need to get another kak or are there other birds suitable? Would they come out together? I'm not 100% sure I will get another one just researching it at the moment?!


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I have a parrotlet adopted a linnie so she would have another bird in the room, separate cage, for company. She enjoys it. My linnie seemed bored after a while. Got another male linnie but they don't want to be in the same cage. So I adopted another but a female linnie. Levi is happier with having her in his cage. I'm happier too, because I was right. Now Skyler wants his own partner and I'm looking for one at the moment. Someone who knows more about kaks will be able to know if the same species or another bird in the room will work. For me it ended up being both ways.

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Hi Kirsty,
Kakarikis are lively and love to be in action, so they need large cages.
Your current cage won't become useless.
It will be a fine sick cage or a cage for socializing until you put both birds together.

In nature parrots are with their partners 24 hours a day, so I'm convinced that a human can't really be a substitute.
Would it be an option to get another kak?

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One larger cage would be best

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