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    Introducing two lovebirds

    Hello,

    I've read a lot of the older posts on introducing a new bird into the house, and I think I have most of the basics - eg, the quarantine period followed by a slow introduction.

    I was wondering how to achieve this from a practical perspective however. At my house there is only one really well utilised living area, with the other areas getting little to no traffic. When I'm home, the existing bird flies free and generally does what he wants (mainly flying to wherever I am or wherever he thinks food is).

    Part of having a new bird is to settle it into its new surroundings, so ideally I'd like to keep him in the main living area (away from the existing birds cage) - but this seems like it would be incompatible with the idea of 'quarantine', particularly in the event the existing bird flew over to have a look. Similarly, I would rather not keep the existing bird caged for 30 days if avoidable.

    Am I missing an obvious solution here that keeps both birds healthy and helps the new one settle in? Very curious to see if anyone has any ideas or if this is something that you have experience with

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    Re: Introducing two lovebirds

    I would try to keep him separate for it least a week just to make sure he isn't sick. Since your birds fly around in the one room he might have to stay in the other room. It least a day of quarantining is better then nothing.
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    Re: Introducing two lovebirds

    Hi, and welcome to the community. Another suggestion would be to take your new bird to an Avian Vet for a wellness check. If they find him to be in good health, you would not have to quarantine.

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    Re: Introducing two lovebirds

    Thank you, those are both good ideas I'll keep them as separate as I can for a couple of weeks and schedule a vet check in advance, hopefully that should do it.

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