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Old 05-09-2017, 07:37 PM
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I was thinking about getting a new bird, i was think I might get green cheeked conure. i only have one other budgie, should i keep them separate and if so should i keep their cages far apart or close? thanks!

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If you choose to get a new bird, please be sure you carefully research the particular species prior to making the decision.
Green Cheek Conures are very different than budgies with different personalities and needs.

It is important you know as much about them and how to care for them properly before deciding if one will fit into your current lifestyle.

Remember, when you adopt an animal, it should be with the intention of giving that animal a safe and loving forever home with the best possible care.
A green cheek conure's lifespan will usually be between 15 and 25 years.

Do you really want another pet?

Remember that if you bring another bird into your home, you will need to quarantine it.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room where your current bird(s) are housed for a period of 30-45 days.

Often you will not even realize a bird is not well. Many avian illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine the new bird in a completely different room.

It is also a good idea to always take a new bird in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

Budgies should not be housed with other bird species.
A conure can severely injure or kill a budgie with one well placed bite.

You will need to ensure you house the two birds separately and give them separate out of cage time.

Do not allow your budgie to land on the conure's cage as the conure can easily bite the toe(s) right off the budgie.

Think long and carefully before making your decision.
Do you have adequate time to devote to two very different type birds?
Will one of them end up being neglected?
Do you have the financial means to ensure they both get the best possible Avian Vet care if needed?

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