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Hi everyone,
I plan to start with just the single Linnie, but I think that I’d like to add a friend for her in 6-8 months. This would give us a chance to bond first before a new kid was added.
I’m fairly sure that (after quarantine) they would be caged separately for a period of time until it was appropriate for them to be housed together. I’d put the cages next to each other so that they could hear/see each other. Co-housing would likely just be connecting the two cages and removing a panel or two for extra room.

Both would be from the same breeder and hand raised.
My first Linnie is likely going to be a female; but should that automatically mean that the second one should be too?
I know that female parrots can tend to be (generally) more territorial and they often don’t work well in pairs like two males would (this is obviously bird dependent though).

So. Are female Linnies typically happier with a male partner, or is another female not as big a deal as I’m thinking?

I am not opposed to preventive breeding measures for a mixed pair, as that seems like a lot less work than having to house two girls separately who may not get along…
 

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Hello and Welcome to Talk Parrots, I wish I could give you some advice about Linnies but I know NOTHING about them. I know they are beautiful and interesting parrots but that's it.

Your plan about a large cage with a separator sounds like a good idea and its always great to have one bird at first and get to know the bird and hand tame it before adding the newbie to your flock. I wish you luck ... hopefully you will get some answers to your questions about your birds to be!
 

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Hello and Welcome to Talk Parrots, I wish I could give you some advice about Linnies but I know NOTHING about them. I know they are beautiful and interesting parrots but that's it.

Your plan about a large cage with a separator sounds like a good idea and its always great to have one bird at first and get to know the bird and hand tame it before adding the newbie to your flock. I wish you luck ... hopefully you will get some answers to your questions about your birds to be!
Thanks!
Looking forward to feedback from anyone who can help.
 

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All things parrot mean that it will depend on the individuals involved. All parrots are individual sentient beings with their own distinct personalities. Some pairings / cohabitations work and some do not. The best advice I can give is watch them closely. Look for aggression and make sure the separation method is far / solid enough so they can not reach each other. Cages with just a wire separator can be problematic in that it allows enough access to toes and eyes. As the multiple bird people say. It is all fun and games until somebody loses a toe. 😁😁
 

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So I spoke with the breeder the other day about this.


She said that Linnies are atypical in the parrot world, but that if I planned to have two that I should both get boys and stay away from a mixed pair. Two girls is fine, but then I just have to be on the lookout for any potential egg laying, but a mixed pair "may" be fine but they tend to get more hormonal and possessive.
So, long-story-short, if I want two that will more than likely go well together and have no issues with eggs; boys are the easiest way to go (much like budgies).

Her other breeding pair is just starting to roost, so I moved my reservation to that group to ensure that I could start with a male. It pushes out my take-home date by a month or so, but that's totally fine with me.

I know that the cage that I got is large enough for two, but I honestly may just get the same exact cage again and remove the side panels and join them together. The space that I have carved out in my living room between two windows is "just" the right size for that
 

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So I spoke with the breeder the other day about this.


She said that Linnies are atypical in the parrot world, but that if I planned to have two that I should both get boys and stay away from a mixed pair. Two girls is fine, but then I just have to be on the lookout for any potential egg laying, but a mixed pair "may" be fine but they tend to get more hormonal and possessive.
So, long-story-short, if I want two that will more than likely go well together and have no issues with eggs; boys are the easiest way to go (much like budgies).

Her other breeding pair is just starting to roost, so I moved my reservation to that group to ensure that I could start with a male. It pushes out my take-home date by a month or so, but that's totally fine with me.

I know that the cage that I got is large enough for two, but I honestly may just get the same exact cage again and remove the side panels and join them together. The space that I have carved out in my living room between two windows is "just" the right size for that

Sounds like you have a good plan and have it figured out. Keep us posted on how it works out for you!
 
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