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    Thinking about a second bird

    Hey all! So I currently have a baby rosy Bourke, she's such a great bird, and I've really been wanting to get a second bird. I'm leaning towards either a GCC or a lovebird, but I had some questions. I absolutely would NOT house it in the same cage as my Bourke, however, would it be ok to have them out at the same time in my room for supervised interaction? I'm a college student, not in a dorm, but I don't have the time to spend hours with both birds individually. I can spend a lot of time with them if they could be out at the same time. If it's not possible for either of those options to coexist with the Rosy Bourke while supervised, does anyone have other suggestions? I was also considering a cockatiel or budgie, but I'm concerned about the health effects of so much dust in my bedroom, and I'm not a huge budgie fan. Thanks so much!

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    Re: Thinking about a second bird

    How old is the baby Bourke? It is difficult to say how any of those you mentioned would get along with him. I would suggest caging them in their own cage, and having free fly time for each one separately for a few weeks, and then try introducing them to each other with you being right there to supervise. Start with just a few minutes at a time, each day, and slowly increase more time together. Is there some reason you do not want another Bourke? I think that would be the better choice, because they are the same species.

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