Can you put 2 birds together?

Typically, unless you are introducing a small bird (such as a budgerigar, canary, or finch) to another (or a group) of similar small species, the two birds should not be housed together but rather should be given their own bird cages, feeding stations, perches and toys.

Is it better to have one bird or two birds?

One, if you already own a bird who is used to his or her own cage. However – two (or more) if you’re looking into buying certain types of finches, or two – if you’re buying or adopting a bird who is used to avian companionship. They will kill one another if you put two or more to a cage.

What is the best bird to start off with?

The Best Bird Pets for Beginners

  • Parakeets. Parakeets, or budgies as they’re also known, are number one on our list because they’re the most popular bird pet in the US and because they’re the most low-maintenance!
  • Cockatiels.
  • Parrotlets.
  • Lovebirds.
  • Canaries.
  • Pionus Parrots.
  • Amazon Parrots.

How long should I quarantine a new bird?

Keep the new bird in quarantine for at least 30 days and better yet up to 60 days. After your observations fail to show any signs of illness, and the bird has been seen an avian vet, you can put him/her in the same room as your other birds (provided your other birds are healthy).

Is it OK to have one bird?

Some birds need the companionship of others, but birds such as the psitticine do fine as the only bird, as long as their humans pay enough attention to them. Parrots are flock animals, and their humans are their flock. The only exception to the rule is the Lovebird.

What happens if you have more than one bird?

You may wind up with birds that do not get along, and if you keep more than 1 pair you will likely need separate facilities for the breeders (except perhaps in an outdoor aviary ). Health concerns may also arise – females may become egg bound, or produce too many clutches.

Can a finch pair off with another bird?

Some birds will pair off with a partner of the same sex or of a different species…if you wish to breed your birds, neither of these scenarios will do.

How to discourage breeding behavior in pet birds?

4. Discourage breeding behavior in your bird. Some birds will display breeding behaviors with their favorite person, such as vent-rubbing, tail lifting, or regurgitating food. Discourage these behaviors by putting your bird back in her cage for a “time out” whenever she displays them.

What are the mating behaviors of single birds?

Some single birds will display mating behaviors with objects in their environment, such as food cups, toys, perches, or mirrors. Mating behaviors include regurgitating food, vent rubbing, and tail lifting. If your bird engages in these behaviors with an inanimate object, that object should be permanently removed from her environment. 6.