parrot and dove together

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by 18angovem, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have a large aviary about 900sq feet with has doves/ducks/2 pheasants and quail and wondered if a rescue parrot would fit in their during the summer or would the parrot attack the other birds.
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would not risk it...parrots have big beaks (even the small ones like budgies can do serious damage on doves) and even if you have a parrot that is totally cool with other birds, it takes one time when another bird in annoying him, stealing his food, or playing with his toy, and you have some dead birds on your hand.

    to keep your birds safe, you should build the parrot his own enclosure.

    Oh, and thats so great you are rescuing a parrot...there are so many unwanted larger birds out there (if it is a large parrot).
     
  3. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you think of the aviary as just "outdoor playtime" for the parrot, I see no harm. When the weather's nice, bring the parrot in with you and let him/her explore while supervised -- maybe to "help you" do some chores in there. But bring the parrot back inside with you when you're done, and "outdoor playtime" is over. Being a single parrot, it will seek companionship, and probably not find it among the other birds in your aviary. Instead, it will seek you. So keeping it in the aviary day and night during the Summer would probably diminish the bonding between you.

    :)
     
  4. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I think I will do that; as in just use the aviary as playtime. Could I leave him in their for just like a couple hours or should I always be there as a guardian?
     
  5. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest not leaving him unattended. If he is a larger parrot he will likely frighten the smaller birds anyway.
     
  6. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few questions? So I want to leave my parrot (large blue and yellow macaw) on a huge driftwood perch with a poo catch in the middle of my room instead of putting him in a cage because my cage is too small, but I dont want him to fly around my room and poo. Do they make parrot diapers? I could trim his wings but I want him to feel what it feels like to fly. Another question would he be okay at home while im at work not in a cage but wing clipped would he climb down his perch and wander around getting into trouble?
     
  7. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh another question my parrot is not loud while I am with him, but he has not been with me long. Will he continue to be quite while I am interacting with him. Also are there any tricks to keeping him quiet while I am away?
     
  8. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to start training with him immediately to strengthen your bond. I always start with the step up command but most birds already know that so I move on to target training. Instead of buying a diaper you should really potty train him. Yes its possible, quite common actually. Diapers (I know there are chicken diapers never heard of parrot diapers) tend to mess up feathers and I like my birds to have the most beautiful, healthiest plumage. Potty train is easy it'll take a while before he gets it though so be patient. In order to make sure he is happy even without your company make sure he has lots of toys. And I mean lots. Since you have a B&G he will go through toys faster. Since your cage is too small you need to make sure whatever room your keeping him in is safe. That means no small object's he can chew on or swallow. Nothing sharp, or toxic. If I were you in would invest in a large playstand . good luck!
     
  9. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A large playstand is what I am thinking. There is a building which used to be used as a pet store which has a huge parrot cage in it for about 6 yrs and I am trying to contact the owners to buy it from them but they have not responded.
     
  10. Rosa moschata

    Rosa moschata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frankly, you need a large and secure cage if you're going to keep a macaw in your house. They obviously will need plenty of out-time for play, but if you've never had a large macaw, you won't believe how much trouble they will get into if left unattended and free in a house. Think a room is "bird-proof" for an uncaged and unattended macaw? They'll figure out how to rip through your walls, pull up carpet, chew through your windowsills, etc. The only "bird-safe" room for a large macaw is either an aviary, or a room lined with concrete. If you think you can keep it on a playgym perch by clipping its wings, you're wrong -- just a simple jump and a few flaps and (s)he's on the floor. Even clipped, they're also capable of jumping back up a few feet. Please, if you don't have some type of secure enclosure ready, you're not ready for a macaw.

    :)
     
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