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bobby-bird said: Hi, do you know how a female cockatiel who has been living on her own would react to us getting another bird (of the same species.) What gender should it be? Is another bird necessary- as we'd only be doing it so she'll never be alone? Thanks :)
My female I’ve had for 15 years…I raised her from a baby and she’s been through a couple of unfriendly bird “roommates” but for the most part was fine with being an only bird. I rescued Babybird four years ago, and he was very young. He attached right on to her and followed her everywhere she went. She wasn’t very keen on having him around all the time but was never aggressive with him. Now he’s 4 and she’s a lot more used to him, but is mainly close to my husband and I. She still doesn’t let Babybird get very close to her, and Babybird has a very aggressive possessiveness over her at times. He’ll even attack me sometimes if I take her into another room. Their personalities are completely opposite. Mainly because of the gender differences..males aren’t as cuddly and affectionate as females for the most part. Beau considers herself part of me and my husband’s flock, whereas Babybird considers he and Beau as their own flock. If we didn’t have Babybird, Beau would still be the friendly little cuddle-bug she’s always been. I see every once in a while, her calling for him when he’s in the other room or being an accomplice in mischief with him, so he may be growing on her. As far as giving her a friend so she won’t be lonely, maybe get another female (perhaps she won’t be as possessive as a male). Try to get them closer in age, as I worry about what Beau being 11 years older will do to Babybird one day.
Singing to Beau in the box