I have never had two birds that are different sizes before, but I am thinking about talking my mother into letting me have her grey. I feel awful for the bird, he has lived 7 years in http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=12470853 basically that cage, with no out of cage time. I have tried to work with her to arrange something so he could come out safely, but she is not good at training animals and has dogs/cats, so her dogs try to destroy her door if she closes it and so many dogs scratching/biting/barking/whining at the door isn't exactly comfortable for the bird either. In the last 7 years, he has had perhaps an hour out of the cage. He isn't plucking and eats fine, talks, etc. He also has very few toys at all because he is scared of them and even though I told her how to adjust a bird to a new toy, she hasn't had any success. She's not very good with birds. He goes to the vet once a year though and she cooks his meals for him daily. So, he is healthy, except for the cage bound problem.
I need tips on how to keep two birds who are so very different in sizes safely before I decide. My current parrot is a cockatiel. Her parrot is a CAG. I would have to keep their cages in the living room. There is plenty of space for a very spacious cage for him, pretty much could get one that takes up an entire wall. But play times I am not sure about. My tiel is out all day/night until bedtime and with the size of a CAG I am guessing they can't be out together without serious risk of injury. Also, how do you keep toes from getting into each others cages to get nipped at?
How do you guys who do have different sized parrots work it out so they have adequate space/play time safely? Not really looking for CAG / tiel specific advice, though that would be useful, but any two parrot species that are different sizes/temperaments would love to hear your experiences.