How to Introduce Two Parakeets To One Another
Parakeets for sale are known for their loud voices and their ability to occasionally learn a few words like parrots. They travel in flocks in the wild and so are very used to other birds, but introducing a new parakeet into a home that already has one must be done properly to ensure neither of the parakeets adapt badly to their new friend and do not become ill.
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For the first one to three months of having your new parakeet, keep it in a separate room to your old parakeet. During this time, feed the parakeet from a separate bowl, clean and sanitize its cage daily and don't allow it to share toys with your existing birds. Keeping the birds separate for this amount of time ensures no illnesses are spread between the two parakeets.
After this time, keep the parakeets in the same room but in separate bird cages. Play and interact with the birds for the same amount of time. Do not show favoritism to the new bird during this time; this could make your existing parakeet feel alienated. Allow the birds to remain together in the same room for one week.
After one week has passed by, allow the parakeets out of their cages to interact with each other. Close all of the doors and windows and let the birds fly around the room together. During this time, keep an eye on the parakeets. If they begin to show signs of aggression toward one another, such as nipping, lunging or screeching, return the birds to their separate cages straight away.
Place the birds in one large cage for the both of them (make sure this is of an adequate size or else your parakeets will get depressed) other once it's clear that they have gotten used to each other. However you should still maintain separate food and water bowls for each bird. Place two perches inside of the cage to ensure that the parakeets don't have to fight for space to sit down!!!