Hi, I got a quaker bird named Uriah 3 years ago when he was 4 months old at the time. He was lovely and cooperative for ~2 years. Then we adopted an older (15 yrs old?) quaker bird (whose owner was hospitalized) about 1 year ago. We keep them in separate cages but near each other. The first bird, Uriah, has definitely grown jealous and is now mean, not as interactive, and still not speaking. We were wondering if we should keep the cages in separate rooms versus separate houses all together in order to improve the behavior of the first bird.
Welcome to the Forum. Separate rooms may not be the ideal solution you're looking for. If the two QPs were in different rooms, would one be isolated from family activity? That would make for an unhappy parrot. If you can make sure both parrots can still be part of family life, then you could try separate rooms and see how it works. Since adopting your second Quaker, have you been following "first parrot" protocol with Uriah? He should be the first to be greeted in the morning, first to get out-of-cage time, first to be fed, but last to be put to bed. He knows that he was there first and expects to be treated as the #1 parrot. Make sure Uriah knows that you love him as much as ever and he's still important to you. Hope things work out well for you and the two QPs.