Hi! I am hand raising a baby parakeet. A co-worker owns parakeets that live in an outdoor aviary and they had this chick but weren't taking care of it. It's currently 2 weeks old and it's on it's own, no siblings. It was with its parents until it was ~10 days old. So far it's going very well! It eats well and seems to be strong and healthy. I also have two adult parakeets of my own, one male, one female. They are not a breeding pair, just buddies as far as I know, not bonded. I wouldn't bring the baby near the adults for some time, but I wonder what would be a good way to go about socializing the 3 when the time comes? I realize the hand raised bird will be much more interested in people, and will probably live in a separate cage at least for a while, maybe indefinitly and maybe I'd only let the 3 out to play together. Do you think they could live together at some point? Is there a way to give the young bird a chance to socialize with the older birds, or maybe would just being near/seeing the other birds be good for the baby? What do you think?