Thursday, April 7, 2011

Parrotlets Bonding With Other Birds in the Room

Hello, I have a young 3 month old parrotlet and I wondered if you
could answer a question. We also have two parakeets in one cage and
our parrotlet in another within a few feet of each other so they can
all keep each other company. My husband wants to move the parakeets
to another room as he doesn't want "Taz" our parrotlet to bond with
the parakeets. Will this happen if they are not in the same cage? We
felt he was a bit nippy (in a gentle way) when the birds were around.
We could have imagined this though, or he was having an "off" day. I
just worry that he will be lonely if there is no one to watch. I have
ordered your book from Amazon. Thanks Sandee

Dear Jean:

Thank you for your email. I'm not surprised your parrotlet was more nippy with the other birds around - parrotlets are aggressive and territorial with other birds so I'm sure you aren't imagining anything, in fact, I am sure you are quite correct. Just have a misinterpretation of the situation. So, the answer to your question, is no, your parrotlet is not bonding with the parakeets. In fact, he is probably saying 'Stay away! Stay awake! This is my cage, my territory, my place...." He is going into 'battle mode'. You can keep him in the same room but I'd move them across the room from one another. That way everyone can still hear and interact with one another but not be so close so as to trigger that territorial instinct.

Hope this helps and I hope you enjoy the book.

Sincerely yours,

Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.
The Parrotlet Ranch, Owner,

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