Ok, I own an amazon. I've read the 'too literature.

How crazy would I be to adopt a 'too as a second bird? (Say a Moluccan or Umbrella).
If it's a mistake for most people to have a 'too in the first place, is it a double mistake to adopt one if you have another bird?

(I'm familiar with the well publicised velcro/screaming properties, my amazon isn't exactly quiet but he's the polar opposite of a velcro bird).

Any advice welcome (post here, do not attempt email).

Thanks!
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Ok, I own an amazon. I've read the 'too literature. How crazy would I be to adopt a 'too as a second bird? (Say a Moluccan or Umbrella).

I got a Moluccan a couple of months ago as a 5th bird. He came from a home where he was the only bird and his owner could no longer give him the attention he was used to & he started feather-plucking. The plucking has almost completely stopped since we got him & his feathers are coming back in.
If it's a mistake for most people to have a 'too in the first place, is it a double mistake to adopt one if you have another bird?

No, it isn't a mistake if it is done right. A lot of it depends on the bird itself, how it was raised, etc.
(I'm familiar with the well publicised velcro/screaming properties, my amazon isn't exactly quiet but he's the polar opposite of a velcro bird).

Cockatoos are VERY dusty very, very dusty! South American birds (aka Amazons) can be highly allergic to the dust produced by Cockatoos. This is something to be considered.

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Ok, I own an amazon. I've read the 'too literature. How crazy would I be to adopt a 'too as a second bird? (Say a Moluccan or Umbrella).

The fact you own a bird at all certifies you're crazy. More doesn't change that.
I have an old (35-40?) rescue U2. He get's along reasonably well with my scarlet and B&G macaws, at least well enough to sleep together and groom each other occasionall. He'd given up on humans as companions before I got him and after 6 years he still won't warm up to me beyond accepting food. One of the sweetest and cuddliest birds I ever met was a U2 owned by a young lady I met at a bird show in Phoenix. It was perfectly behaved with her and anyone she introduced it to.
If it's a mistake for most people to have a 'too in the first place, is it a double mistake to adopt one if you have another bird?

I have no regrets in adopting the U2. While he isn't cuddly he's the quietest of my 7 birds. Nothing wrong with his voice which is awful when he uses it. It's just rare that he does.
(I'm familiar with the well publicised velcro/screaming properties, my amazon isn't exactly quiet but he's the polar opposite of a velcro bird).

My white front Amazon doesn't interact at all with the U2. Neither does my blue crown conure or my CAG. Perhaps it's the size difference. Each of them interacts with me like a flockmate but not with each other.
Any advice welcome (post here, do not attempt email).

One or both may be jealous for your attention. That could lead to squabbles. They may or may not get along with each other. Not likely if there's much size differece. Don't expect them to be cuddly to each other but it's possible. Don't expect it to make your Amazon quieter.
Ok, I own an amazon. I've read the 'too literature. How crazy would I be to adopt a 'too as ... arm chewing up my shirt as I type this. If you haven't already, check out this site and read everything.

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In my opinion you would be totally insane. I have an Umbrella. She was a third hand bird. She is a handful and although she is much easier to live with now,

What sort of issues and training did you and the bird have? I'm looking at secondhand birds too. I'm figuring if I could train the secondhand amazon I could manage the secondhand 'too, but maybe that's bad thinking.
she can make me batty some days. She thinks the only place acceptable to sit is on me. ( she ... my arm chewing up my shirt as I type this. If you haven't already, check out this site and read

My shirts are all pre-chewed. Not a problem.
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Thanks. Yeah, I've read that site repeatedly over the years.

I'm on the rebound, I have an aloof amazon and wouldn't mind a friendlier bird, but I'm aware of the fact that a 'too might be too friendly and dependent.
My bigger concern in my post was whether I'm asking for trouble just by virtue of having two birds of this sort.
I'm figuring the amazon won't bee too jealous since he's pretty independent in the first place, and if he is a bit jealous, well, maybe that's a bonding-supportive thing. (?)
And the 'too, well as long as he doesn't eat my amazon or choke him with dust (as another respondant astutely pointed out), then that shouldn't be a problem.
But if I had the answers, I wouldn't be asking.
Thanks!
Debbie
I know that birds and dogs are different, but ask yourself what sort of dog would you own? I prefered my wolfhounds over my husband's spaniels. The wolfhounds were aloof, quiet and undemanding.

What kind of Wolfhound??
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I know that birds and dogs are different, but ask ... my husband's spaniels. The wolfhounds were aloof, quiet and undemanding.

What kind of Wolfhound?? XXgizzieXX ** " I LOVE this! I've had SO much fun, met GREAT people.. I'm ... IS a life, it's just not YOUR life, and if you don't 'get it', too bad." Star Wars Fan **

Irish Wolfhounds. The most wonderful dogs.
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