Hi All,
New to the forum, I currently don't own a parrot but my Fiance and I are gathering as much info as possible and hope to be proud ownerrs some time in the next 6 months once we have moved house.
Does anyone have any good guidelines on mixing Parrot of different types?

What works and what doesn't? as I say early days yet I'd like to go for a Amazon but my Fiance wants an CAG/TAG
Thanks
NG
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Hi All, New to the forum, I currently don't own a parrot but my Fiance and I are gathering as ... I say early days yet I'd like to go for a Amazon but my Fiance wants an CAG/TAG Thanks NG

You should take into consideration the noise both these birds make. Amazons have such a loud voice they can be heard for miles in the wild. My mothers Amazon is so loud every morning and evening she has to go in another room with the door closed till he is finished vocalizing.
When you go start looking at birds, ask the breeders these questions. One bird is tremendous to take care of. My husband and I were also wondering what if the bird we bought would only take to one of us. So, I did the research and bought a parrot which is not prone to belonging to just one person.
So, a lot of research before buying anything, let alone two of them.
Hi All, New to the forum, I currently don't own a parrot but my Fiance and I are gathering as ... I say early days yet I'd like to go for a Amazon but my Fiance wants an CAG/TAG Thanks NG

By mixing do you mean as in owning more than 1 bird? If so, this is common. If you decide you like birds, it's hard to only have one. I would make sure you realize what's involved first. They are a lot of work, and the large ones will outlive you. They need regular Vet checks, and as with kids occasionally may need some medical care, so make sure you are willing to pay.If you mean in the same cage, chances are it will never happen. Now every time you say this someone will have to tell about how it works for them. There are always exceptions, but the rule is if you try to put 2 different kinds of Parrots who did not grow up with each other in the same cage you will have vet bills. Even 2 birds of the same kind have to be watched carefully if you decide to try to cage them together.

If you get one, then later another, chances are they never will like each other, but it can be done if you are willing to do so. We have 2 Parrots, 1 dog, and 2 cats. We live in harmony. The 2 birds have been here for over 5 years together, and they do not like each other, probably never will. We keep them apart so there is not fights.

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Bill Cosby
You should take into consideration the noise both these birds make. Amazons have such a loud voice they can be heard for miles in the wild. My mothers Amazon is so loud every morning and evening she has

You are absolutely correct about the noise of an Amazon, but as yet another data point, they are really fairly quiet (at least ours it) compared to my wife's Sun Conure. That bird.. well enough said.

Mark
By mixing do you mean as in owning more than 1 bird? If so, this is common. If you decide ... and they do not like each other, probably never will. We keep them apart so there is not fights.

Yes by mixing I mean more than 1 bird in the same house/cage.

From comments so far it sounds like 2 young birds either the same or of different breeds are are likely (but not guarenteed) to get along and share their living areas.
We still may go for somthing smaller it all depends on avaliable space after the move. Hoping for lots!!
Biggles
You should take into consideration the noise both these birds ... Amazon is so loud every morning and evening she has

You are absolutely correct about the noise of an Amazon, but as yet another data point, they are really fairly quiet (at least ours it) compared to my wife's Sun Conure. That bird.. well enough said. Mark

I did say morning and evening. He also doesn't like when my mother is on the phone and will squawk rather loudly. He has a repertoir of things he sings, says and does and is very sweet and entertaining.

My mom also has a Sun Conure and he is relatively quiet. Same thing, vocalizes when he would in the wild...morning and evening. If I could I'd take both of those wonderful birds. Of course if my mother dies I will inherit them and the tiel. What I'll do, I haven't a clue. The Amazon is 30, Sun Conure 20, Cockateil is 21.
By mixing do you mean as in owning more than ... We keep them apart so there is not fights.

Yes by mixing I mean more than 1 bird in the same house/cage. From comments so far it sounds like ... We still may go for somthing smaller it all depends on avaliable space after the move. Hoping for lots!! Biggles

The concensus I'm reading is telling you it is not a very good idea. What are you reading?
Yes by mixing I mean more than 1 bird ... on avaliable space after the move. Hoping for lots!! Biggles

The concensus I'm reading is telling you it is not a very good idea. What are you reading?

Sounds like it's a bad Idea.. The answer I was expecting but if you don't ask you don't find out. To be honest two may be a bit of a handful anyway so unless we go for birds Budgergars and Love Birds I think we'll stick to one to start with.
Thanks all for your feedback
I'll be back with some more questions as time goes on...

Biggle
Sounds like it's a bad Idea.. The answer I was expecting but if you don't ask you don't find out. ... to start with. Thanks all for your feedback I'll be back with some more questions as time goes on... Biggle

I would love nothing more than buying a Cockatoo to cuddle all day with, but I have to take Mika's emotional health into consideration. Birds are not like other pets. There is never a pat answer with their behavior. Different species behave differently, and within a species there are those which behave even more differently.

I know the temptation is strong to get a second bird, but see how it is first. Your bird will need fresh cooked vegetables, raw, and fruits in addition to pellets and seeds. It's quite a bit of work.
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