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Old 03-19-2017, 10:56 AM
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:58 AM
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I wouldn't do it; in my experience it's usually a bad idea to go with odd numbers. The larger the group the less the danger but with only one female you are begging for trouble. I'm not saying don't get them, I'm saying don't put them all in one cage.


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Thanks. Maybe my baby will turn out to be a female or the pied a male. I don't know how they can even tell that the pied is a female when its only 9 months and I thought you can't visually sex a pied

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Old 03-19-2017, 11:02 AM
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Is a 24 x 22x36 cage large enough for 2 birds and will it be a problem keeping them in a separate room from no other 2? I dont have much room in living area with my huge cage I have in there

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Old 03-19-2017, 11:10 AM
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I wouldn't do it; in my experience it's usually a bad idea to go with odd numbers. The larger the group the less the danger but with only one female you are begging for trouble. I'm not saying don't get them, I'm saying don't put them all in one cage.


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Now she says that she doesn't believe they are truly bonded. That she would sell just pied. If pied is a female and my 2 are males...still bad idea? I could house her in diff cage but wouldn't she get lonely

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It's large enough if they are out most of the time, but not if they have to spend most of their time in it.

Correct, Pied cannot be visually sexed unless there is a sex linked mutation like cinnamon involved.


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She says she is certain its a female but no DNA....would be to my benefit if its a male

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Birds don't have to share a cage in order to keep each other company. Yes it would still be a bad idea to have them share a cage if it's a female, but they *should* be able to stay in the same room no problem. But remember, never add another bird unless you are sure you want that bird even if it can never safely be anywhere near the birds you already have because there are no guarantees they will ever get along. Cockatiels seem to be better than a lot of species at accepting new flock members, but they are still parrots and sometimes they do very parrot like things; such as rejecting intruders.


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Thanks. Maybe my baby will turn out to be a female or the pied a male. I don't know how they can even tell that the pied is a female when its only 9 months and I thought you can't visually sex a pied

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It's entirely possible that they just paid the $20 to have her sexed, or that they used the less reliable pelvic bone method.


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She would still get attention. Our baby was my daughters but bonded strongly to me. Id like to see if pied baby will bond with her

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