I bought my first cockatiel, a 6 month old male grey, about 2 months ago. He was hand raised and is now quite tame, and a wonderful pet! I have been considering buying a second bird to keep "Petrie" company when I'm not home, and recently a friend of mine has mentioned that she is trying to sell her 1 1/2 year old male. Her bird was also hand-raised and is tame as well...my question, will two males get along? I don't think I want a female because I do not want them to breed, but I know that in some animals, males are aggessive towards each other, more so than two females would be...
Does anyone here keep two males which get along ok? I know they might not be the best of friends, but I do not want them to be aggressive with each other.
And just as an aside, why is it that every ad in the paper is for male cockatiels? Maybe people find them too noisy, or they encouraged screaming behaviour? My male is generally quiet, with occasional "rowdy" spells (usually when I'm getting home from work or class, and he's happy to see me!)