I’ve had several requests for information on how to -if you can – put different parrot species together and have them be housemates-

So, here’s 3 basic rules to live by:

1 Same Species Tend To Get Along

Two of the same species tends to be safe. Two Green-cheeked Conures or Parrotlets want to be in a flock and the best flock is their own species. So getting a second parrot of the same species usually works and makes them happy.

2 Depends on the species

Some species have characteristics that tend to make them better or worse at getting along with others. For example, I find that Caiques don’t play well with other species! Neither do Indian Ringnecks – for the most part. In my flock, that tends to spell trouble.

Golden Conures, on the other hand, or Hanh’s Macaws tend to get along with other parrots — or at least not create conflict. They are friendly and do well around other parrots whether they befriend them or just co-exist around them.

3 It Depends On Each Individual Parrot’s Personality

Then you have the fact that every parrot is different. Green-cheeked Conures (GCC) seem to be great examples of this: it seems common to have a GCC that is aggressive, they often think they are larger than they are. It also seems common to have one that defers and is more of a ‘team player’ than a one-bird force to be ‘reccond with! In either case, GCC are very social and create deep bonds. Sometimes it can be with a parrot of another species but other times their instinct seems to be to hurt the other species.

It just depends on the individual parrot’s personality.

Predicting how your parrot will get along with a potential new parrot is a gamble. The odds are more so in your favor when you get the same species of parrot. Sometimes it doesn’t matter, parrots can form deep bonds with another species as well when they, like Romeo & Juliet, fall in love.

A Romeo & Juliet bond can be immediate and pronounced, whether the parrots are of the same species or not. Similarly, a dangerous and perilous relationship can also form with parrots of the same species or not. The most important thing to do is watch your parrots carefully and closely to ensure their safety, security and happiness as much as possible.

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