Hi, I was thinking of setting up a big avairy (not for a while yet cause I still have a bit of research to do on it) and was just wondering which birds mix well with each other? I like the cockatiels, budgies & lovebirds but I doubt they can all live together.
It will be very hard for birds to mix. They are very cage-territorial and might not accept their cage mates. If you want to make an aviary (make sure the bar spacing is very small under 1/2 these birds are very small) mix the birds when they are young in the same cage or it just wont work. Unless you want negative nesting behavior, get the same sex birds. I would definitley recommend getting your birds DNA sexed before you buy them and get all female birds to avoid hormonal rivalry and nesting behaviors. Lovebirds generally get
*continued* along with their species very well as do budgies and cockatiels get along ok. But as with any birds each is different from each other and will react to scenarios in its own unique way. I have never expirimented on this but I would closely watch the birds at ALL times. Good luck with this. It will be very difficult. Hope this helped :)
Even in low-profit enterprises, most birds live in small cages, surrounded by the frightening sounds of many unfamiliar birds. A bird who cannot choose his or her own mate may become depressed, especially if separated from a previous partner. Birds forced to cohabitate in small quarters with a “mate” who is not of their choosing may also become aggressive. The frustration and confusion that they experience after being thrust into a cramped environment with a “stranger” is often displayed as “mate aggression,” in which the male mutilates or even kills his female companion.
For the most part you should keep your birds seperated by breed. There are a few exceptions like the Dusky conures will kinda just mix right in with any breed. I always recommend to set up stands and keep birds of a feather together. Even then be mindful that even same breed birds will want to dominate the roost and you must seperate them immediatly. Good luck, you have much work ahead.....much work
OK My question is I have a hugh McCaw cage with a spliter in the middle. The McCaw has been with me about a month now. At some point can I put the Mccaw and my Congo in the same cage with the spliter in the middle??