Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
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Since you really want another bird yourself, I think you can keep Rus happy even if she and the other bird choose to enjoy one another only from a distance. My three little birds do get along well, and they can be out playing together or even spend some time in the same cage. My senegal is too big to be allowed near the little birds, but even if the size difference did not exist, I get the impression she would attack another bird if given the opportunity. I am told that is fairly common among African birds. Nevertheless, she benefits greatly from having other birds in the home. She engages in parallel play with them, each in his/her own cage, and they chatter back and forth constantly. She wants ME when she wants me, and that is why I think she would attack, but she still very much benefits from her separated but various interactions with her house buds.
I would wait until you feel Rus is comfortable in the new apartment, though.
I have a small mirror on the play gym, but don't put mirrors or anything shiney enough for them to see themselves in inside the cages.
Roni, my senegal, is fascinated with sitting in the bathroom between the big mirror and me and looking at me in both places.