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help please red rump parakeet with others

Hi. I have been offered a young male red rump. He has been communally bred in an aviary with other red rumps, canaries, finches and budgies. Having looked in the net it says don't keep them in a communal aviary as they will kill the other birds. Bearing in mind it is a large aviary 12' x 6'.
I am tempted to try them as other birds will be able to get away and if trouble I could put nest box up and partition aviary for breeding season.
Also a blue ringneck has been offered.
I was told if I kept one it would be ok. But to be honest I think it might get frustrated and either need none or a pair? I know lots of people who house ringnecks in large aviaries with other birds.

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I don't know much about red rumps as i've only had one female who died in 2 months. What i've read is that they only get aggressive during the breeding season so you could make arrangements to house it separately during those weeks .

With the ringneck , I'd never keep one with other birds ever. They're just too unpredictable . I've had about 6 until now and all of them have been extremely aggressive to all of my other birds. Even my current ringneck baby whom I handraised myself has literally tried to kill everything . At times I honestly can't believe those videos on youtube are real :P .
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I had a ringneck in the house. He was very bipolar.
Spoke to the guys who breeds them and he said he never has a problem and has 6 pairs which I have seen. I'm gonna risk it.

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The only reason I'm negative about ringnecks is because of an incident that occurred at my place. One of my ringneck females managed to get out of her cage in my absence. She then entered the budgies' cage in another room and bit all of their toes off. When I returned home it was a bloodbath. Fortunately none of the budgies died but they all had to live with a couple of toes missing. I do not wish a situation like this on anyone .

I hope your bird has a much better temperament than the one I had . Good luck with your aviary .
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I wouldn't mix the ringneck just because I've seen the damage they can do. Picasso, the peach faced lovebird I had with Blackjack, had half her beak bitten off sideways (hence her name, odd face!) from being housed in an enormous aviary with a pair of blue ringnecks. They will literally go out of their way and seek other birds The red rump would be okay as long as you don't intend on breeding from him. They are very, very aggressive compared to the other grass parrots in the breeding season and will also go out of their way to harass other birds. My uncle has a 40 something flight that he's now split into two, one for his kestrel and one for his British birds, and he was keeping Bourke's, red fronted kakarikis, a male red rump and a load of collared doves in at one point. The red rump would bug the poor Bourke's all day long. Luckily the kakarikis were too fast for him but he was a real pest to them

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The guy I'm buying off has a mixed aviary and his are fine! He says its the budgies that cause all the trouble. He's got everything you shouldn't mix about that size and finches. Including Rosella that are bullied by the budgies.

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The guy I'm buying off has a mixed aviary and his are fine! He says its the budgies that cause all the trouble. He's got everything you shouldn't mix about that size and finches. Including Rosella that are bullied by the budgies.
Different situations work for different people I guess. I definitely agree about the budgies though. They're insanely mean to other birds, and one another!

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