Post by mitocondria on May 5, 2020 12:51:02 GMT -5
Hello our family just welcomed home 2 female Quakers who are both 11 months old about 3 days ago. We were advised to house them in separate cages so we can form a bond with them initially because they have already bonded closely with one another already. Should we put these cages in separate rooms or is it ok that the cages are right next to each other? Or are we wrong for separating them during this transition? We just want to do what’s best for our new babies we love them already my children are just ecstatic over them.... they seem very shy and we haven’t gotten close enough to be able to hold them yet. I had pet birds growing up but only parakeets and a cockatiel....so I know a lot of work and attention is involved...... now I’m reading more and concerned with egg binding but was told this probably won’t happen with Quakers..... Any advise that can be lended so we can work on bonding and any useful tips on what to be looking for when it comes to issues would be greatly appreciated!
Welcome! Since your two QPs have already been together there's no need to keep them in separate rooms. Separate cages may work out, but it's possible that your two parrots will be unhappy about that, at least at first. Building a bond with parrots is a gradual process that requires lots of time and patience. Let your parrots set the pace for interactions and give them plenty of time to get used to the changes in their lives. Spend time just sitting near their cages and talk softly to them so they can get used to your body language and the sound of your voice. Read through the posts on the Forum and you'll find lots of good advice and useful information, and feel free to ask any questions you have.
Hi there and welcome! I agree with cnyguy, you don't need to keep their cages in separate rooms. They are better off seeing each other if they already get along - otherwise they may become distressed and call for each other, not knowing where the other bird is. Regarding the egg binding, yes, I believe this can sometimes happen with quakers. But some female quakers never even go into the egg-laying phase and others won't try to lay eggs for years and years. It's a very individual thing.