Cockatiels with Parrotlets?

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by Andrew Larson, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Andrew Larson

    Andrew Larson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a fairly large outdoot aviary. About 100 sq. feet and 7 feet high. Currently I have a pair of cockatiels and pheasants in there. Would I be able to put parrotlets in there? If not, what other birds could go with the cokcatiels? Lovebirds?
     
  2. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have one of those for my birds! I have heard that you have to handle those parollet a lot so they stay tame.They do seem pretty cool though!
     
  3. Eme

    Eme Out Of The Brooder

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    I own two parrotlets (both male, one green, one pastel yellow), and from what I understand, they aren't the greatest with other species of birds (mine don't even get along with each other so far). I have heard of parrotlets attacking larger birds and they often get hurt because they don't know their own size. However, I would fear for the more passive tiel. Parrotlets have a pretty big attitudes. However, I have seen only one person keep them in an aviary setting before, but from what I have heard, they are pretty lucky. They aren't the greatest aviary bird..


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    Let me know how it works if you do decide to get them
     
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've seen rosellas and grasskeets in with cockatiels [​IMG]
     
  5. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no parrotlets in with teils, they will bully the teils like crazy!

    remember p-lets are related to AMAZONS and have a zons personality, they can be real bullies...great on their own as a one on one pet, or as breeders, but most cant even keep p-lets together unless its a mated pair!
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Rosellas are so colorful and beautiful. What a nice suggestion. I like a lot of the grass parakeets, too.
     

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